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Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips for Zeeland

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded hallway with mud in home This Zeeland home was affected by flooding.

The two most common biohazard scenarios are sewer backups and flood water for your Zeeland home or business.  Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous.  SERVPRO of Holland / West Ottawa County technicians have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.  

After sewage or biohazard contamination in your home or business, your focus should be safety.  The following are some do's and don'ts after calling SERVPRO of Holland / West Ottawa County for help.

What to Do After a Contamination:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place.  Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use TV or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Holland / West Ottawa County is Here to Help® 24/7/365, 616-396-8180

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