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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Discarding Hazardous Debris is Part of Smithtown Water Damage Restoration

As shown in the video, a large amount of debris can get generated during the water damage remediation process in a Smithtown property. The dump truck shown has a capacity of ten cubic yards and is offloading the debris from a water remediation job in Smithtown at a recycling center. SERVPRO technicians work safely and within the rules and regulations of Smithtown. Disposing of this type of waste materials in ways that could expose the public to them would be irresponsible as they have the potential for harboring bacteria and other contaminants. Instead, SERVPRO technicians carefully load up the debris for safe disposal. 

Even when the demolition happens only in one part of your home, we treat all of it to prevent the spread of microbes. The water removal process involves treating the water to lessen the biohazards present, and SERVPRO technicians wear protective equipment to ensure the handling of the water goes as safely as possible. SERVPRO techs know what to do with the debris and wastewater to ensure that no cross-contamination occurs. 

In the video, the only debris seen exiting the dump truck is ruined. As building materials and household articles get removed from the Smithtown worksite, SERVPRO technicians inspect them for the potential for restoration through their advanced cleaning and drying methods. SERVPRO technicians set up an organized process for water damage clean-up jobs. There are tables outside the worksite manned by team members that work on the vital cleaning and disinfection as needed for items exposed to the water inside the Smithtown home. 

Electronics Inside the Smithtown Home

Water damage can affect electronics in numerous ways without making direct contact. Electrical devices shut inside a room with elevated moisture levels can ruin the internal workings through water vapor or, in some cases, mold growth. SERVPRO technicians have the local Smithtown resources to call in electronics experts to inspect and diagnose issues requiring repairs before the item gets reused. SERVPRO recommends that property owners never test electronic devices on their own due to the potential for shock or permanent damage to the device. 

Important Books and Documents in Smithtown Homes

SERVPRO knows every property owner has specific books and papers that may be important or have great sentimental value.

On a case-by-case basis, because every Smithtown water damage restoration service is unique, SERVPRO technicians can use their equipment to freeze-dry documents and paper items to halt deterioration. This is the same preservation method that most museums and the Library of Congress rely upon for historical document retention. 

Safe Handling of Materials with Water Damage in Smithtown

As seen in the video, SERVPRO techs discard the dumpster contents from the Smithtown water damage restoration services in a specific area. Due to the potential contamination of the debris in the dumpster, care needs to be taken to discard the material using safe handling protocols. 

Once the interior of the Smithtown home gets cleaned out and dried, SERVPRO techs use their professional solutions to disinfect services and prepare the structure for the needed water damage repairs.