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Flood Damage In Pearl River

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home “Like it never even happened.”

Common Issues for Homeowners With Flood Damage in Pearl River

Flood damage has the potential to destroy property in a short period, mainly when storm surges occur in this area of the state. When the groundwater enters a home, so does everything it encountered on the way.

When SERVPRO techs handle flood damage in Pearl River properties, one of the first actions they perform is testing the water, so they know any hazards present and can deal with them.

The professional equipment the technicians have access to make the difference because flood loss needs more than wet/dry vacs and fans to restore the property. The techs have extensive training for the restoration of all types of building materials and home contents walloped by groundwater. In many cases, homeowners find items they thought were a loss had restoration potential through the advanced cleaning methods.

Advanced Moisture Detection Equipment
The technicians know that although a single area of the home may look wet; however, other places in the home may have the effects. The water migrates rapidly and can wick into sheetrock and seep into the subfloor, and neither of those issues is visible without help from the various types of moisture detecting technology the techs utilize.

Standing Water is Not the Issue
One of the biggest issues with groundwater is even though the SERVPRO technicians arrive within four hours, the water has already found its way into the building materials and appears receded.

Flooring Often Requires Removal
Whether it is to dry a subfloor or simply a loss from groundwater exposure, the flooring takes the brunt of most flood damage, and there are only a few types with the potential for reuse after cleaning. Various makes of tile sometimes have the potential for sanitization and reuse, if the grout seal is in place, it may dry in place. Carpet is almost always a loss as it does not have restoration potential after absorbing groundwater. Hardwood flooring has varying outcomes depending on the length of exposure, the type of hardwood and drying methods used all play a role in the restorability factors.

SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for fast action with flood damage in local properties The technicians have the training and equipment to make the loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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