MEDICAL CONTAINMENT IN WATER RESTORATION

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Flooding can do more than damage items that come into contact with the water. If the water is contaminated, harmful pathogens can be spread throughout the building, causing significantly more damage. Containment systems, like those used in medical isolation, can be used to section off the building, preventing pathogens from spreading to other rooms.


Contaminated Water


Flood water can contain many harmful substances:

Feces
Urine
Toilet paper
Flushing water
Chemicals
Cleansing water

Some sources, such as sewage backup, can be more dangerous than others, such as rainwater. However, if you do know for sure that flood water is clean, it should be treated as contaminated.


Containment


Water damage restoration teams may use negative pressure systems to limit water damage to one location. They also serve as a type of medical isolation that prevents pathogens from spreading through the air by creating airtight seals in doorways and other exit points or by creating a chamber that surrounds the damage while it is dried and sanitized.


Reusable Systems


Sometimes, disposable options, such as tarps or plastic, are used to contain flooding. These methods are less effective in containing large floods. They are also vulnerable to damage from nails or other sharp object, and they are harder to create an airtight seal with. Instead, durable, reusable systems can be used to create an effective seal and withstand more wear and tear.


Reusable systems also save time because they are much faster to install than hanging tarps or plastic. This increases revenue for restoration companies by decreasing labor costs associated with manually containing the area.


When working with water damage, containment is crucial for minimizing damage. It not only isolates the water damage to one area, but it also prevents harmful microorganisms from spreading to other areas of the building. Utilizing reusable systems rather than disposable alternatives creates a better seal and saves time and money on installation.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get updates and learn from the best

More To Explore

mold spores on a white wall with the airwall logo

2 Ways Which Reusable Containment Walls Save Money

If you’re one of the many companies that do mold restoration work, you’ve probably heard of reusable containment solutions. These are easily set up to keep mold spores contained in a specific area. For those who are still on the fence about whether to implement these solutions in their business, there are plenty of reasons

The Importance of Containment During Remediation

The first step of a mold remediation project is containment. Getting this set up quickly is crucial to the project’s success in America. Specialists will generally do this before the cleanup company starts any other work. However, most people don’t know what it is. Others don’t know why it’s important or how it’s done. Here

HAVE ANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS?

We’ll get back to you with the information you are looking for.