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The Danger of Flood Damage in New Haven Can Be Seen in the Water

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Little boys washing hands and playing with water SERVPRO can help with all types of water damage that can occur in your home.

Types of Water that can damage your home

Safety is one of the most important considerations we make when working with flood damage in New Haven. Floods can be unpredictable and devastating and may cause severe health effects even with appropriate protective equipment and precautions. We use the clean/gray/black color scale to identify the risks associated with flood damage in local homes. 

Clean water flood damage in New Haven comes from water sources inside the home, such as an overflowing bathtub or from rain that enters the home through a window or open door. This water is generally safe and poses few health concerns, but with time, it can start to become contaminated. 

Gray water is more dangerous than clear water. Most of the time, gray water we encounter in local homes is the result of clean water that develops bacteria and mold growth. 

The most dangerous type of flood damage involves blackwater. Blackwater may not always be black, but is often murky and hard to see through. This type of water contains many contaminants and should be avoided by you at all costs. 

SERVPRO of New Haven has the expertise necessary to handle unsafe flood damages. Call us at (203) 234-1100. 

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