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After A Flood In Slidell Call Our Experts For Help!

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for a professional solution.

Flood Damage Removal And Limiting Secondary Losses For Properties In Slidell

A burst water pipe can release 102 gallons of water into your home every hour. If you are absent from the property when the pipe bursts, you can often return to your home that is flooded throughout the first floor. If the burst pipe is located on the second or third floor, ceilings may be significantly weakened as well as possible electrical hazards. In this scenario, you need to contact a professional restorer immediately to significantly reduce the likelihood of permanent damage.

Our experts perform tasks for flood damage removal in Slidell that are geared toward shifting large quantities of water from a property rapidly. The longer water sits, the more likely it's to weaken structure, contents, or flooring. SERVPRO technicians are available on call should an emergency occur outside of regular work hours, and we can arrange a service with you via our twenty four hour call line.

Shifting large amounts of water in a small amount of time requires industrial equipment. In the first phase, we pump it out and into a nearby sewer point using submersible gas-powered pumps. However, once the standing water level drops below two inches, gas pumps can become ineffective. At this stage, we bring in portable extraction units that use vacuum power to draw remaining moisture into 60 to 80-gallon tanks.

The first phase involves removing excess quantities of water. In the second phase, we adopt a more tailored approach. Hard floors made of concrete or wood can absorb moisture over time. This causes two problems. Wooden floors are likely to warp or buckle with excess moisture. Concrete floors may imbibe water causing fissures over time or damp issues that can result in mold growth. The primary means of drawing water that has been absorbed into surfaces is by encouraging evaporation. Rapid air-movers or desiccant dehumidifiers can be useful in drawing out moisture and preventing secondary problems.

Water that enters your property can cause both primary and secondary problems. Contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for a professional solution.

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