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A Storm Has Caused Flooding in My Basement. What Should I Do?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Rubber ducks floating in flooded basement Flooding quickly causes flood damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Hire SERVPRO Technicians to Handle the Storm Flood Damage in Your Slidell Home

A storm can bring flood water into your home’s basement. A flooded basement can breed various health hazards and cause costly damages if not restored on time. Act immediately by seeking help from professionals to prevent further flood damage in your Slidell property.

Why call SERVPRO for flood damage restoration?

We have teams of skilled, highly trained technicians who have mastered effective techniques for handling storm flood damage in affected Slidell homes. Our staff has access to state-of-the-art equipment that enables us to manage flood damage of any magnitude. The advanced equipment also helps us hasten the restoration process to minimize damage. Our team is available 24-hours, seven days a week. We also work closely with our customers’ insurance companies to help settle claims quickly. 

Do I need to call an electrician?

At SERVPRO, we put safety first for not only our staff but also our customers. It is not recommended to venture into the flooded basement since it can pose an electrical danger to you and your family. Switching off the power supply in the property is critical since all electrical appliances or electronics in contact with the floodwater are hazardous. You can switch off the main power supply and call an electrician to examine your electrical system for electrical hazards.

How can you restore my property?

Before we start to restore your property, we check if there are hazards like structural damage. We check surfaces and areas like walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs for possible dangers. All water restoration projects are unique. A building provides variables that could change with the project. Some include:

 Type of building materials

 The electrical system

 Hazardous materials in the home

The water loss also provides variables like:

 The length of time the floodwater has been in your property

 Hazardous substances in the water

 The presence of mold

Our team can resolve safety hazards before we proceed with the flood restoration project.

With the high-water levels in my basement, how can you hasten the drying process? 

The drying process is an essential part of flood damage restoration. We can use a self-priming trash pump to extract the water. The equipment is efficient in floodwater removal since it can pass solids. We can then use air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture.

Our technicians can also use portable electric heaters to dry the basement. The equipment speeds up the evaporation process, especially from wood materials. However, direct heating of some materials can affect them negatively. We can use sandbags to contain the heat against the materials and contents we are drying.

With the right equipment and decades of experience, SERVPRO of Slidell can handle the storm flood damage in your property to make it, "Like it never even happened." Call us at 985) 649-1516. 

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