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A Flood Has Ruined My Home, What Should I Do?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

couch floating in room Do you have a flooding problem in your St. Petersburg home? Call SERVPRO to get rid of all that water.

Contact SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to Provide Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Your St. Petersburg Home

Flooding can cause damage, leading to serious issues both to the interior and exterior of a St. Petersburg home. Flooding can take place fast with minimal warning, and flood damage can leave your home requiring significant repairs. It can be daunting to recover from a flood and understand the steps to take afterward.

Why is floodwater dangerous?

Floodwater can affect human health significantly because there could be bacteria, fungi, viruses, pesticides, sharp objects, pests, and chemicals, among other hazardous substances in it. You need experts who can perform efficient flood damage cleanup in your St. Petersburg home. SERVPRO franchise professionals know what it takes to clean up, dry, disinfect and deodorize a flooded house.

What precautions should I take after a flood?

After a flood, you should take some precautions to avoid injury and extensive damage to your property. They include:

  • Avoid walking in floodwater and wear personal protective gear like boots and gloves if you must walk in it.
  • Turn off the electricity at the mains.
  • Call your insurance firm to inform it about the incident.
  • Check your home for signs of damage that needs professional help to repair such as bulges or cracks in the walls and changes to the structure.

How do you restore a flooded property?

The task of cleaning up your flood-damaged home can be a lengthy process, particularly in the case of severe water infiltration. Our SERVPRO team seeks to understand the nature of the flood. The existence of biological or chemical contaminants, sewage effluent or sands, silts, and solids in the floodwater dictates the way we manage recovery. For standing water containing the above items, we can deplore powerful trash-pumps for extraction.

We also consider the height the floodwater reached and its rate of flow around and inside the building. We use powerful extractors to remove water quickly. Our team then uses air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry the home. We also use deodorization, antibacterial and anti-fungal products to eliminate odors and microorganisms from the affected areas of a structure.

When your home has flood damage, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 for effective restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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