After a disaster like a flood or a hurricane, you know there is going to be a lot of cleanup to do. It can feel overwhelming. But the good news is that there is one thing that can truly help with cleanup after a natural disaster, and that is pressure washing. Below are four things that pressure washing can do to help with disaster cleanup.
1. Mold Remediation
With a hurricane comes high winds, and they will send dirt and water deep into the surfaces of sidewalks, driveways, exterior walls and buildings. Power washing soon after this type of disaster can help with preventing a lot of mold from growing in the weeks after the disaster. Another problem with hurricanes is flooding, which also can cause mildew and mold growth. When you are using a power washer, it can help with getting rid of the mold that happens.
2. Bio-Hazard Cleanup
Many types of disasters can tear through heaters, sewage tanks and a lot of other things. When you have a tornado, landslide, or hurricane, it can bring to the surface a lot of dangerous substances like flammable liquids, heavy metals, and sewage. The power washer can help with cleaning this up safely.
3. Burn and Soot Removal
Fire often leaves scars on the communities. Even when a home wasn’t hit directly is able to suffer burn marks and discoloration. A power washing company can help with cleaning up the smoke and ash stains that fires leave behind.
4. Emergency Vehicle Cleanup
Emergency vehicles like firetrucks often get caked in dirt and grime when they’re cleaning up following a disaster. Pressure washing’s a great quick way that the vehicles can be rinsed off so mechanics are able to assess in an efficient way whether the vehicles need repair.
How can business owners and officials hire pressure washing companies to do emergency cleanup?
Following a disaster, you should get in contact with your insurance company and start the ball rolling quickly when it comes to repairs. There are times when an insurance company will hire a power washing company so that the damaged properties are washed off to make claim inspection simple. The agent is going to then communicate the next steps that you should take, which will probably include vetting the pressure washing firms.
You should look for companies that have a lot of experience and environmental records of wastewater vacuuming to be properly disposed of. Some of the pressure washing companies can also create runoff that is bio-neutral with the correct combination of cleaning solutions that are eco-friendly. Coast to coast, pressure washing that is eco-friendly is very important to government entities and businesses.
You should also ask about each company’s liability protection. When the pressure washer is not properly insured, it may be that your company is liable for safety incidents or property damage. National and regional memberships in industry associations, regular training of technicians and engagement of the environment are other things to look for when choosing a company.
If you have been affected by a natural disaster like a hurricane, one of the best ways to clean up is through the use of a pressure washing company.
About Naples Pressure Washing & Sealing
Doron Nudel is the owner of Naples Pressure Washing, LLC. He’s worked as an exterior cleaning specialist in Naples, FL since 2008. Servicing many areas of Southwest Florida including Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, and Marco Island.