During the spring and summer cities and towns across Canada are impacted by flooding and end up with water damage. Especially in cities and areas near river systems, rising water levels can cause serious property damage through flash flooding due to snow and ice melt. If your home experiences flood damage, there are steps you need to take to ensure your safety as you begin the flood restoration process.
If you accidentally come in contact with contaminated water, make sure to properly wash your hands before eating or touching your eyes or face to prevent bacteria causing salmonella or E.coli sickness. Keeping your hands clean and taking proper safety measures when coming in contact with floodwater prevents the bacterial illnesses that often happen in areas that experience flooding.
While floodwater poses a bacterial threat, drinking water is a concern if the water supply also becomes contaminated. Public health advisories suggest checking with the local authorities to see if drinking water is safe or if a boil water advisory is in place after a flood.
If you have well water, you need to test the water before drinking. The province of New Brunswick advises if floodwaters went higher than your well, it’s potentially contaminated, and you should wait 10 days and then get the water tested.
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Common sewer backups are caused by flooding, when pipes underground begin to overflow.
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