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The flood water in your home or other property may contain sewage or other contaminants like petrol, diesel and other oily substances

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Flood water within your home or property may contain sewage or other contaminants, such as petrol, diesel, and oily substances. While these substances are usually diluted under normal circumstances and pose a low risk to human life, we strongly recommend a thorough decontamination process. Following this, a drying procedure should be carried out on the property's structure, and a structural survey should be conducted to ensure the building's integrity remains intact.

Crucial Steps After a Flood Event: Identifying Causes and Contamination

After a flood event, several crucial aspects need to be addressed before initiating remedial works. First and foremost, it is essential to determine the cause of the flood. The approach to remedial works will vary depending on whether the flood was caused by a failed sewage system or a river overflow. It's also important to consider the possibility that the water may have originated from multiple sources.

Assessing Contamination: Key Considerations for Flood Remediation

Promptly establishing the presence of any contamination is critical, as it significantly influences the entire flood remediation process. While the flood water might not contain contaminants from its source, it could have picked up contaminating materials during the flood period. Possible sources of contamination include black/grey water, oil/chemical substances, seawater, biological matter (e.g., sewage), silt, salt, sand, and other fines.

Sanitisation and Safety Measures: Protecting Materials and Structures

Sanitising any materials affected by the flood before removal is highly recommended.

Professional Consultation: Ensuring Structural Integrity

In cases where buildings have endured flood water at a height exceeding 0.6 meters or evidence of structural element movement or cracking, it is advisable to consult a structural engineer before proceeding with further works.

Expert Guidance and Support: Rebuilding After the Flood

As a company, we are here to guide you through each step of this process, assisting in rebuilding not only your property but also your life after such an occurrence. Our team is committed to providing expert guidance and support during this challenging time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Flood water may contain sewage, petrol, diesel, and other oily substances. While these substances are usually diluted and pose a low risk to human life, we recommend thorough decontamination to ensure safety.

Decontamination is crucial because flood water may pick up contaminating materials during the flood period, even if it doesn't contain contaminants from its source. Proper decontamination ensures a safe and hygienic environment.

Flood remediation involves:

  • Decontamination of the affected materials.
  • A drying process for the property's structure.
  • A thorough structural survey to assess the building's integrity.

Suppose your property has experienced flood water above 0.6 meters in height or shows evidence of structural element movement or cracking. In that case, consulting a structural engineer before proceeding with further work is essential.

Determining the cause of the flood is vital because the approach to remedial works can vary depending on whether a failed sewage system or a river overflow caused it. It also helps consider the possibility of multiple water sources.

Determining the cause of the flood is vital because the approach to remedial works can vary depending on whether a failed sewage system or a river overflow caused it. It also helps consider the possibility of multiple water sources.

Yes, sanitising materials affected by the flood is highly recommended before removing them. This ensures that potential contaminants are correctly handled and disposed of.

Absolutely! We have the expertise and resources to manage flood remediation and restoration. From decontamination to drying and structural assessment, we provide comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs.

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From start to finish, Chris and Hayley have been amazing. Supporting my survey, supplying extra information needed from my lender and conducting the works on my new home. They are so understanding about the stressful nature about buying a home, the cost it takes for some of the works and the best ways to explain to the customer the benefits, and costs over a longer period. Lee also was amazing, him and the guys conducted our works, but he called to clarify, and even checked when i was available after they had finished the works to meet me in person and go through the next steps ie, how i go about painting etc after the works had been done and gave his person details for any questions i may have. Guys, thank you all so much for all your hard work and support and for anyone needing, these are the business you choose. Personal, honest, understanding and hardworking!
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Michael Sweeney
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Katie Burroughs
Impeccable service throughout and really supported the documents needed for our lender. Will be continuing to use them to conduct the works at the property and recommend them to everyone that’s needs their services! Thanks Hayley and Chris. Really supported me through buying my first house and what’s needed.
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Adam Hewitt
Fast and professional service from a friendly team. Initial survey of our house was booked and done very soon after initial call, with a thorough look round and then a recommendation to install some units to help with the damp and mold problem. The actual installation was arranged within just a few days, and done in a matter of a couple of hours by a team of 3 who were friendly, explained what they were doing and why, kept things clean and tidy by putting down protective sheets, hoovered up afterwards, and did a spot of plastering to fill some gaps around one of the new units to leave a neater finish. Too soon to say it's solved the underlying problem but the signs are good and the sensor we having in the house is already showing relative humidity down under 60% which it hasn't done before, after just 24 hours or so. Recommended.
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Nicola White
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Hazel Doolan
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I am very pleased with service provided by Damp Easy. From the moment I contacted them for a consultancy to the final delivery of their services, they have consistently exceeded my expectations. The team at Damp Easy is not only responsive but also exceptionally friendly. They listened attentively to my concerns regarding damp and mould issues in my property and provided expert advice that put my mind at ease. They provided a detailed quote promptly but also delivered their services within the promised timescales. In fact, the work was completed within just a week of my acceptance of the quote. The lads working on-site were absolutely brilliant. Their dedication and attention to detail were evident in every aspect of their work. What's more, they had a positive and friendly attitude that never failed to make me smile. It's rare to find a team that not only excels in their work but also adds a touch of warmth to the process. Even when a minor issue cropped up, Damp Easy dealt with it promptly and amicably. In today's world, where damp and mould issues are all too common, Damp Easy provided me with the peace of mind I needed. Thank you, Damp Easy, for a job well done!
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