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Simple Steps to Effective Flood Damage Remediation in Port Orange

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room Flooding can quickly engulf your living space. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts right away after an event.

Water Extraction Methods for Cleaning Flood Damage from Port Orange Properties

One of the main reasons to engage a professional restoration company is the equipment used to clean up flood damage. When this type of water intrusion happens in a home, it may contain bacteria, contaminants, or debris. 

SERVPRO technicians scope Port Orange properties for the scale of flood damage upon arrival. The techs determine with their moisture detection equipment areas of water collection and where they should concentrate extraction efforts. 

Controlled Demo is Frequently Necessary

Due to the materials that make up sheetrock, once it wicks water and begins to buckle or warp, it requires removal. Rather than take down the entire wall covering, SERVPRO technicians measure how far up into the building material water absorbed and remove it several inches above the highest point. This is known as a "flood cut" and assists with both extraction efforts and drying the structure.

Flood Water Gets Handled as a Biohazard

Because it carries a rating as a category three biohazard or "black water," this type of water intrusion gets handled carefully by SERVPRO techs. They have training and certification for handling biological hazards #64-64-1785570 and safely disposing of them. 

Rapid and Careful Extraction

The techs use different types of water removal equipment dependent on the amount of water to extract. Portable pumps allow the techs to move quickly around the loss area, and multiple units get used at once. Trash pumps are for wide-scale loss and can handle debris, mud, and solids. Submersible pumps assist when the water in the home is more than two inches in depth. 

Attention for Mold During Flood Loss Cleanup

While airborne mold spores are resident in most homes, they do not germinate because conditions are not right. After a flood loss in the house, the spores germinate and begin to spread as quickly as 24-hours after the first event. The techs hold certifications in mold remediation #MRSR515 and know the warning signs of an infestation and the preventative measures to take to avoid colony growth.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 is available 24/7 to handle any size flood damage. Their extensive array of equipment and experience allows them to restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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