Flood Damage Waste Clearance
Flood damage can be absolutely devastating.
This is something that causes a wealth of problems and results in a considerable amount of stress and anxiety for us. Tragic storms and disasters could strike at any time and the increasing likelihood of this with global warming becomes more and more likely. Floods can cause horrendous damage to homes and buildings, resulting in the loss of personal items and possessions.
Floods can also damage your place of work and can destroy essential business information.
It can be difficult for you to know where to start when you first access the damage caused by a flood. Floods leave behind a lot of mess and waste that needs to be cleared out. Yet, there are professionals you can hire who specialize in flood damage waste clearance.
We will assist you with the clearance of waste and damaged property.
This way you can focus on the important stuff, and your insurance will take care of the cost. Here is how the process works.
What can you do?
These are generally the things that our specialist teams can take care of. Doing some of the tasks yourself can help to relieve the stress and pressure of the situation.
One of the things you can do is start removing the sandbags from the area. If there are some that are completely dry, they can be stored away for later use.
For wet sandbags, (particularly those that have access to public areas) it is strongly advised to throw them out for your own safety. As floodwater contains sewage and a lot of other contaminants, clean all the items that have been in contact with the flood water or dispose them off.
If your food and possessions have been damaged, you can begin to organize these into rubbish bags. These bags can be taken to the nearest recycling centre either by you or our flood damage waste clearance teams.
It will be helpful if you bag these items yourself. It allows you to assess what you have left and what has been damaged. Remember to make notes for your insurance company. Their assessor will normally be pretty thorough in their assessment so don't stress yourself too much over it.
Finally, you can initiate the removal of small animal corpses from your property. Of course, this task is not for everyone and our teams will offer to undertake this task for you. If you decide to pick them up, ensure they are each double bagged and placed in a larger bag which is clearly labeled and ready for removal to the appropriate facility.
Do not touch bigger animals like dogs, foxes and badgers. You can call your local council or instruct our teams and they will do it for you.
How you can call us out to help
If you have insurance, be sure to call them immediately. Your insurance company will arrange for our team or another company to come and help you clean out your home and try to repair any damage caused by the flood. If you do not have insurance, you can find our contact details on this website.
The main downside of not doing this through an insurance company is not only the cost, but also the fact that you may have to wait a little longer for us to come out. Especially if a lot of homes and businesses have been damaged.
What can we do for you?
Our flood damage waste removal services can be hired either by you or your insurer. Firstly, do all the tasks listed in the first section of this article. If you do not wish to or are unable to do any of the above, our teams will be more than happy to do this for you at no extra cost.
We will take your flood damaged household waste away from you. We may also provide skips depending on the level of damage to your property. It is important that your flood damaged items are not left outside and are taken by our teams to the nearest recycling centre for correct disposal.
Similarly, any food waste should be destroyed safely to prevent any kind of contamination. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come into contact with flood damaged food.
When it comes to disposal of hazardous materials, make sure you let our teams and your insurer know first. This way they can make the necessary arrangements. In case of ammunition or explosives, call the police and they will remove it safely. For clinical waste, your local council or our teams will arrange the necessary collection services.
Here is a list of the hazardous items you need to tell our teams and your insurer about before they remove them:
- DIY and garden chemicals
- Engine oil
- Brake fluid
- Gas bottles
- Low energy/fluorescent light bulbs
- Vehicle tyres
Finally, our specialist flood damage waste clearance teams will also have excess water removed from your home to help it dry out so that you and your insurer can assess the damage and the repairs. We may also offer to have your furniture, mattresses, curtains, and other material fittings professionally cleaned so that you have one less thing to stress about.
Flooding in the home or workplace can be very stressful and cause a lot of grief to those affected. However, it is a comfort to know that our clearance teams that specialize in dealing with flood damage offers such great help. It can make the whole process a lot easier. Moreover, the insurance can also give you a little extra relief.
If you have been a victim of flooding and wish for us to come and manage the process for you, our teams of specialized, respectful and professional waste management experts will get your home back to being your home as quick as flash. Call us today on this number: 02071 128441 to de-stress and get your life, home and possessions fixed up.