Immediate Response is Key to Limiting Building Damage from Flooding
How Pinchin Environmental Can Help
Pinchin’s qualified, trained technicians are experts in solving a wide range of IAQ, mould, microbial and other flood related issues that can seriously affect the health of building occupants. Pinchin can ensure that your post-flood indoor environment is healthy and safe. Contact us to find out how.
Flood Damages: Major or Minor
Major flood damages include loss of building, crop failure and death. Minor flood damage may include moisture penetration of basement walls that if not handled promptly and correctly using today’s standard, it may lead to mould growth in the building. Mould growth in buildings can lead to possible adverse health impacts for occupants; which has emerged as one of most pressing health and safety issues of the day.
Flooding within a building causes inconveniences such as:
- business interruption
- accessibility issues
- damages to building materials
You must also take the appropriate steps to limit secondary damages such as microbial growth (mould growth).
Due Diligence & Liability Issues
Employers, property managers and facility managers face both regulatory actions and civil litigation if they do not effectively prevent or manage situations of potential mould growth. Understanding the different categories of water damage will aid your decision to remove or salvage building materials. Assessing the extent of water damage and monitoring the remediation efforts will provide documentation that all affected areas have been adequately remediated.
Additional Flood Concerns
There are other concerns that need to be addressed when dealing with a building that has experienced a flood. If the affected air is not isolated and precautions taken, the hazard of microbial contamination in water and ventilation systems can occur and can spread within that building.
- Pinchin Indoor Air Quality Newsletters
- Pinchin Indoor Air Quality Courses & Complimentary Sessions
- Home Owners: Mould in Your Home
Contacting Pinchin Environmental
Please contact Pinchin Environmental, Indoor Air Quality & Mould by phone or email via the "Contact Us" button to the left. Please indicate the location of the flood.
Home Owners, contact Pinchin Environmental via the Home Owners Contact Form.
Contact Pinchin Consulting Services
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