Flood Damage? We Can Help!
The damage left behind by flash flooding and storms is among the most devastating a homeowner experiences. We are entering into the time of year where our area experiences pop-up severe thunderstorms that can dump a lot of rain water in just a few minutes.
Along with the excessive moisture, flood waters can bring severe loss from just a half an inch of water. When this happens, acting fast makes a huge difference in how much damage occurs to the furnishings and structure.
Groundwater can host a lot of contaminants in it, and anyone not wearing protective gear should avoid aspiration or contact with the water. Before groundwater enters a house, pick up items off the floor and move furnishings away from the room to another location in the house.
Drying Floor Types:
Depending on the type of flooring, different methods would apply when it comes to drying. Glued-down tile tends to lose adherence when it's exposed to water and may require removal, while ceramic and other types of inlaid tile fair better. The SERVPRO technicians use drying mats that they move frequently and evenly dry the floor in the case of hardwood flooring in the affected area. This method works to suction out moisture from the joints of the boards.
Disinfection and Deodorization:
After drying, hand cleaning and disinfection of all water-affected surfaces commence restoring the kitchen to its pre-flood loss condition. If any unpleasant odors remain after drying and cleaning, the technicians apply any necessary deodorization applications.