How to Protect Yourself After Flooding

Flooding – Protecting You & Your Property

Kitchen Before And After Mold Removal And Flooding RestorationWhen it comes to dealing with flooding, your first priority is to make sure that your property and you are well protected!

Floodwaters such as sewer backups or severe flooding can carry disease and bacteria from raw sewage, which can lead to serious health problems and long term health complications.

First and foremost, safety must be a priority. Take all precautions by avoiding exposure to these elements. Wear protective clothing such as:

  • Suits – Protective suits such as Tyvek by DuPont or something similar.
  • Mask – minimum P95 –if mold is suspected upgrade your mask to a P100 respirator
  • Gloves – Wear Latex gloves under heavy protective work gloves
  • Footwear – CSA green stamp safety footwear or rubber or steel toed boots
  • Glasses – Safety glasses -Protect your eyes when cutting drywall and removing insulation.

These are general guidelines only, which is why you should consult a professional. Mayken Hazmat Solutions is that professional and we are here to help you through this devastating time in your life.

With our years of experience helping homeowners and businesses recover after floods, we know how personal and traumatic this type of experience can be and we endeavour to help you get through the situation as quickly and as compassionately as possible.

If you’d like additional information, to have us come or do a consultation with us please call us immediately at 403-272-1995. We’re able to provide 24 hour service and support and with flooding time can be of the essence in order to reduce possibilities of mold and additional contamination.

Acting quickly is key to mold prevention. Additional detailed information is available from Alberta Health Services about flood safety and how to properly clean and disinfect areas that have been flooded.


Don’t delay. Call or contact us to help with your situation. Mayken™ Hazmat Solutions is your flood remediation specialist.

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Mayken Hazmat Solutions has provided Calgary and Western Canada with high-quality hazmat services since 2006. As a registered hazardous waste carrier with the Alberta government, we can handle a wide range of situations and environments. Whether cleaning up hoarding cases, contaminations, chemical spills or crime scenes, we can take care of overwhelming situations for you. Reach out to the experienced hazmat company by calling us 403-272-1995.

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