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Do You Know How to Restore Flood Damage in Slidell? SERVPRO Does!

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in driveway and street of home they are restoring.  Flooding on sidewalk and ground in front of home SERVPRO has a fast response time so that we an effectively restore your home.

Professional Flood Damage Cleaning And Restoration In Slidell

Surrounded by lakes, streams, and even more water, Slidell residents are used to seeing it somewhere, every day. Even with that, many area homes suffer more from failing dishwashers, split hoses, and other, broken, plumbing.

Unlike a water intrusion from a split pipe, however, Slidell flood damage contains outside water which contains contaminants like soil, trash, lawn fertilizers, and worse. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to not only remove this dirty water but also to return the home and its contents to a clean, livable condition. In some homes, depending on the flood level, that means everything from the roof to the sub-floor.

More than once last year, our personnel cleaned two-story flood damaged homes. While the multiple floors did not change our methods, one house in particular provided for an interesting range of tasks. On the lower level, carpets covered everything except the kitchen and bath. The second floor, however, was strictly wood flooring with throw rugs for warmth and linoleum in the two bathrooms.

For the rugs and carpets, the contaminated water made them non-restorable, so our SERVPRO team members removed and disposed of all of them. In the upstairs bathrooms, the water receded quickly enough that it did not soften the glue holding the linoleum in place. Thorough cleaning with a strong sterilant agent made it and the wood flooring safe to walk on again.

Downstairs was different though. The water remained overnight and all of the next day, loosening the linoleum and allowed air bubbles to form. It also soaked the wood flooring, causing some of the slats to begin to swell. Technicians first cleaned everything with the same sterilant and then used air movers to force warm air over it all to dry out the slats and soften the glue so other team members could flatten out the linoleum, eliminating the air bubbles.

In addition to removal and cleanup, our office also provides or supervises a wide range of restoration and other services needed to return each home to its original condition, or better than it was before the flood. Among them are:

  • Packing and move out of the property to facilitate removal and cleanup
  • Temporary warehouse space for property
  • Generator power
  • Electrical repair
  • Dry cleaning of soaked, stained or otherwise damaged clothing

At SERVPRO of Slidell, we strive to provide all of these services, and more, to each homeowner here, Abita Springs, Lacombe, and Pearl River. If this is the level of professional service you want for your residence, call us today at (985) 649-1516 to schedule an initial visit and get started on the restoration process. We are here for you. 

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