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Cleaning Up Water Damage and Mold During COVID-19

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Roof leaks, basement floods, burst pipes, and backed-up drains don’t stop just because there’s a pandemic. These problems can lead to harmful mold growth if left unaddressed.

Is your home or business facing moisture issues and mold growth during COVID-19? You need a restoration company you can trust to perform water damage restoration and mold remediation in the midst of a public health crisis.

Deemed an “essential business” from the start, DKI has been working without interruption throughout the COVID pandemic. The quality of our restoration work has never wavered. We now have four years of training and certification for infectious disease cleaning and containment, and we have introduced additional precautions and services per CDC guidelines to keep our employees and customers safe during this unprecedented time.

Safety Precautions during Water and Mold Cleanup

If you find moisture problems or mold growth in your home or business, you are right to be concerned about your health. At a minimum, mold exposure can cause hay fever-like symptoms among sensitive individuals. Long term complications are also possible, including an increased risk of developing childhood asthma among those exposed at a young age.

In our line of work, personal protection equipment (PPE) and containment protocols are always the norm, whether a pandemic is raging or not. Expect the DKI team to wear gloves, face coverings, respirators, and disposable clothing over their uniforms while cleaning up mold from your home or business. We also seal air vents, use containment walls and install HEPA Air Filtration Devices (AFD) to create negative pressure within the work area to avoid cross contaminating unaffected areas.

In addition to guarding against mold exposure, we also follow the recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes:

  • Providing soap, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes to our employees
  • Wearing masks and gloves even when not actively cleaning up mold
  • Requiring employees who are ill or who have sick family members to stay home
  • Maintaining social distancing for our clients
  • Adhering to all current federal, state, and local health department guidelines

Added Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

DKI has been certified for providing infectious disease control since 2017. This is just one of our environmental remediation services. In 2020, we began offering cleaning and disinfection to specifically target COVID-19.

We do far more than simply wipe down surfaces or use common household products to clean buildings impacted by a coronavirus outbreak. Our certified team uses CDC-approved and EPA-registered disinfectants. Such broad-strength cleaners are required to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

We clean and disinfect all potentially contaminated salvageable materials. Then, we properly dispose of anything we can’t save as biohazard waste. In addition, all our equipment, waste storage areas, and trucks are subject to a stringent coronavirus cleaning process.

Schedule Water Damage Cleanup and Mold Remediation

As an experienced, certified water and mold damage company, DKI is trained and equipped to clean up your property. We work just as effectively during a public health crisis as we do under normal circumstances. Whether you need us during a spike in COVID cases or long after the pandemic ends, we’ll be here for you! Call us today at 877-533-0210 or contact us online to request services.