Black Water from Storm Damage

During our recent May Storms, our team of technicians worked tirelessly to resolve, restore and remediate the worst of situations across Brisbane, and South East Queensland.  As the storm caused flash flooding, the damage to most houses were diabolical; however in some areas, the damage was exacerbated by the sewer system back flowing up into the house.

This was the case with one of the many houses we restore in North Lakes, one of the northern suburbs of Brisbane.

In this situation, the whole house was flooded up to 10cm with sewer water, which is classified as Black Water.  With a Black Water situation, we need to remove and dispose of all Soft Furnishings, including Carpet, Bedding, Curtains, Couches, and damaged Electrical Goods, including various White Goods and Fitness Equipment.

Our expert team, Daryl, Steve and Phil were first to the scene, removing the majority of soft furnishing for destruction, and proceeded to remediate the immediate threat to the occupants.  The occupants had to extricate themselves from the premises to prevent potential personal injury and excessive health risk associated with the high pathogen and bacterial levels of Black Water damage.

They then administered a thorough anti-microbial and anti-bacterial treatment the whole house and installed an extensive amount of drying and air-purifying equipment to remediate the water damage and remove air-borne contaminants as quickly and effectively as possible.

After the moisture levels were brought down to an acceptable dry standard, our team of David, Anton, Samantha and Denise removed the drying equipment and assessed the remaining contents for damage; damage that would not be present on the day of the event, and has since transmogrified from seemingly unaffected contents into damage contents to be removed and destroyed.

We then had our second team of All Aces staff then performed a complete removal of all effected and non-effected contents to an external storage facility.  This was to allow the building crew to remove the wall sheeting and allow the house to be restore to the pre-damage condition.

When disaster strikes, our team at All Aces Services is more than happy to step into the breach and save your house when you need it most.  Call our expert, restoration customer service team, led by Alisa on 1800 00 10 10 for a Restoration solution today.

Photo of black water, also known as sewage water from storm damage.