Safe and Sanitary Baton Rouge Water Cleanup Services

High-quality and dependable professional Baton Rouge water cleanup services are crucial whether you are wading through storm-related floodwater, coping with a drenching from ruptured plumbing or appliances and overflowing sinks and tubs, or despairing after a toilet or sewer waste pipe backs up. Lighthouse Disaster Services offers prompt, effective, and safe water removal and surface cleaning followed by comprehensive drying interventions for the southern Louisiana area.

Categorizing Water Damage

Mold develops within 24 to 48 hours, so the timeline for removing water and beginning the drying process is always tight. However, depending on the source of water damage, your family and property might also risk immediate exposure to pathogens that adversely affect health and well-being. Substances in contaminated fluids can also accelerate the degradation of building materials. Consequently, IICRC-trained technicians must categorize fluids before determining the appropriate and safest removal, cleaning, and drying interventions. Restoration professionals sort water into three categories:

  • Category 1: Clean Water

Supply line pipe breaks and water heater ruptures involve Category 1 (clean) water, posing no present threat to health. Professional pumping, extracting, and drying of pooled and absorbed water can commence swiftly with few restrictions as long as slip-and-fall and electric shock prevention measures are in place.

  • Category 2: Gray Water 

Wastewater from showers, sinks, tubs, and dish or clothes washing is considered Category 2 (gray) water, free of serious contaminants. Experts recommend handling removal and drying using gloves, goggles, and boots.

  • Category 3: Black Water

Overland flooding and sewage backup is Category 3 (black) water contaminated by human waste, bacteria, viruses, dead and decaying animals and vermin, hazardous chemicals and minerals, pesticides, or a combination of dangerous materials. Our crews contain affected areas with physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbing equipment, while certified technicians wear OSHA-prescribed high-level personal protective equipment (PPE) to collect, temporarily store, transport, and lawfully dispose of the hazardous water.  

Sanitizing Surfaces: Minimizing Microbial Rebound

Our team uses EPA-registered cleaning products and antimicrobials to remove soiling while killing or inhibiting the regrowth of pathogens. We also arrange for properly removing hazards like asbestos, lead, or other substances disturbed by water disasters. 

Call Lighthouse Disaster Services at (225) 369-5228 when your Baton Rouge residence needs safe, fast, and effective water cleanup services. We are ready to help with water removal, drying, and sanitizing 24/7.

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