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How Do I Remove Floodwaters From my House?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

boots in flood water Our team of SERVPRO professionals have the experience and state pf the art equipment to get your home back to the state it was in before the incident.

Our Restorers Mitigate Flood Damage by Extracting Water Quickly and Efficiently

How can I assess the level of harm caused by flooding?

When a storm hits St. Petersburg, it is likely to cause issues for your property. These can often be due to a flood that can occur from heavy rainfall or river and road overflow. To measure the extent of harm caused by a wave, we need to extract water from your home. When standing water levels affect the first floor, only we can deploy electric submersible pumps. These pumps have enough lift volume to transport water up to twenty-five feet away from your property and are the most effective method of water removal. Once the standing water level reduces, we can assess what category of harm you are experiencing.

How can I remove water from the subfloor?

When flood damage occurs in your St. Petersburg home, it may affect your subfloor. The subfloor is a cavity that supports the floorboards or carpets. Removing the floor or carpet to allow air-movers and extractors can be useful, but it is also time-consuming. SERVPRO can use drying mats which position directly onto the surface of your floor and use water tubing as well as centrifugal pressure to draw moisture up through the floorboards. 

What happens to a property during a flood?

- Water intrusion into the property which can result in standing water

- Water migration over time which can affect the subfloor or cavities of your home

- Secondary damages like mold growth can buildup in as little as seventy-two hours

Is deodorization important in flood restoration?

Floodwaters classify as blackwater emergencies, which means there is a strong chance of contamination in the water. Our technicians have experience dealing with contaminated water intrusion, which can often be a sufficient guard against unpleasant odors. If malodors do persist after restoration is complete, we can use ultra-low-volume thermal foggers to control odor in the property until it disperses naturally.

Getting rid of floodwaters after a storm is a professional job. Contact SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000.

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