The combination of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee left much of the east coast devastated by unprecedented levels of flooding.
In the small state of Vermont alone houses were completely destroyed, schools and public buildings were impacted, smaller mountain towns were cut off from civilization and many homes experienced severe flooding. In addition, many areas that typically do not experience flooding like Washington, D.C. and New Jersey also felt the effects of these storms.
Extreme weather is the new reality on our planet. According to NASA climate scientists, severe weather will continue to be the norm over the next couple of years and, unfortunately, flooding and other damage from natural disasters will happen more regularly.
For public facilities like municipal buildings and schools, issues such as mold, mildew and human waste from backed-up sewage lines have been a major concern in post-flooding situations. For disaster remediation providers the ability to restore a facility to its original state is of utmost importance.
A key component in any disaster remediation situation is providing solid odor abatement solutions. It is vital for remediation providers to have access to natural, non-toxic and biodegradable odor eliminating solutions in these situations. It is also critical to use an odor abatement solution that actually works. Foul, lingering odors will only hinder the ability for victims’ lives to return to normal.
And, in any flooding situation, the ultimate goal is to bring back a sense of normalcy that was quickly lost…