Drinking Water Disinfection After A Storm

Accutech Drinking Water Disinfection After A Severe Storm During Your Dry Out In Sarasota

As we mentioned recently, the severely destructive and, at times, deadly storms which recently careened into the Southeast and Midwest serve as a reminder of how devastating nature can be. As such, it’s a good time to remind people that having a pre and post-storm checklist is an asset for emergency preparedness. While severe weather might not always destroy your home’s structure with wind and water damage, there’s a great likelihood that it can knock out the utilities we use everyday. We use them so often, in fact, that we sometimes take them for granted. Drinking water is no different. Your home’s water supply could well be affected by storm contamination of potable water systems. Here are a few tips for emergency disinfection of your drinking water after a storm.

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If you have been the victim of a flood due to severe weather, leaking pipes, overflowing toilets or other forms of water damage, it’s crucial to properly dry out in Sarasota. Neglecting to completely extract water from your home or business might lead to further expense due to structural damage. Worse still, it could lead to health problems due to mold. For comprehensive Sarasota dry out services, call the professionals at Accutech!

From The EPA: How To Disinfect Your Drinking Water After A Storm

  1. Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.
  2. If you don’t have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe. Boiling water will kill most types of disease-causing organisms that may be present. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for boiling. Boil the water for one minute, let it cool, and store it in clean containers with covers.
  3. If you can’t boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Bleach will kill some, but not all, types of disease-causing organisms that may be in the water. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for disinfection. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.
  4. If you have a well that has been flooded, the water should be tested and disinfected after flood waters recede. If you suspect that your well may be contaminated, contact your local or state health department or agriculture extension agent for specific advice.

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Whether your home has flooded because of a storm…or from leaking pipes…Sarasota dry out is vital both to your home’s structure and your family’s health. Don’t leave dry out procedures to just anyone. Call Accutech to find out about thorough, professional water extraction. We use only the most advanced equipment, such as the Hydro-X Extractor, to properly dry out your Sarasota home. Click or call now to find out more!