Enviro – Test Explains What to Do after a Flood

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In response to the recent weather in Long Island, Enviro - Test Inc. has tips on how to handle flood damage.

According to the National Weather Service, Long Island recently experienced a bout of heavy rainfall, resulting in major flooding and causing damage to many homes and roads. In the wake of these events, Enviro – Test Inc., a certified lead and mold inspection company, is offering tips on what to do after a flood occurs and how to go about cleaning up the mess.

Practicing proper hygiene and sanitation after a flood is extremely important. This is because floodwater can be easily contaminated by sewage or other hazardous materials. Be sure to wash hands and body with soap and boiled or disinfected water, and wash hands thoroughly every time after touching floodwater or something contaminated by floodwater.

Knowing what can and cannot be saved when a home, car or garage has been flooded is also necessary. Items that absorb water, such as mattresses, upholstered furniture, rugs and carpets should be thrown out. Other things that should be discarded include paper materials, computers, books, microwaves, box springs, food and electronics with fans.

When cleaning up after a flood, be sure to wear waterproof gloves and rubber boots. All walls and household surfaces should be disinfected. Replace fiberboard, disposable filters from the cooling/heating system and insulation. Also, secure garbage in a watertight container and do not place anywhere near the well.

After a flood, everything can be at risk of mold. Mold can cause disease and illness and further damage, so it’s important to take it seriously and ventilate the area and get rid of any standing water and soaked items. If mold is noticed to be already growing, be sure to call a professional to inspect and remove it to stop the growth, such as Enviro – Test Inc.

For more information about what do in the aftermath of a flood, contact Enviro – Test Inc. by calling 800-228-7838 or visit http://www.envirotestcompany.com/.

About the Company:
Enviro-Test has been providing professional services on Long Island since 1995, specializing in lead-based paint inspections, mold testing, asbestos testing, risk assessments (dust, water, and soil analysis), and consulting throughout several New York State regions, in both the commercial and residential disciplines. Enviro-Test uses state of the art X-ray Fluorescence technology (non-destructive) to test painted surfaces for lead. Enviro-Test is affiliated with several certified laboratories which provide professional and accurate analysis. Their customers have trusted the Enviro-Test name for close to 20 years now because of their three main principles: honesty, integrity, and accuracy. Their service and reports are thorough, always on time, and their customer care and service is second to none. Visit their website for more information: http://www.envirotestcompany.com.

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