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Storms in St Petersburg Happen All Too Often

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

FLOODED harbor area When that tropical storm hits your St. Petersburg property--Call SERVPRO for restoration--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Restores Your Storm Damaged Home or St. Pete Condo Swiftly

Caught between Tampa Bay and the barrier islands on the Gulf, water is a brutal force of nature in our area. A storm surge can send water flooding throughout your Florida home even when you prepare. SERVPRO is prepared to help homeowners with the challenges posed by severe weather and its aftermath.

This area is flat and surrounded by bay and ocean, with little to hold back the waters that cause flood damage to your St. Petersburg home. Tropical storms send walls of water flooding over land and into your home. When this happens, it is crucial to call upon a reputable flood damage restoration company like us on-site fast to remove the water and dry structure and contents.

If electrical power is lacking in the hours after the flood, SERVPRO is still on top of water extraction with truck-mounted pumps and wet vacuums. This specialized equipment works best when operated by our trained and experienced technicians. Your wall-to-wall carpeting tests their skills, but our team dries it in place by extracting water with care not to stress or stretch the backing or fibers. Padding may be discarded as it is harder to dry and is inexpensive to replace. The subfloor must be monitored for moisture with precision meters so that it does not saturate the carpeting from below or provide food and shelter for mold growth

The flooding affected the trim and the drywall inches above the floor. We test for moisture content and consider drilling some holes near the bottom of the wall if it seems that water is trapped behind. Failing to remove all pockets of water in wall or floor cavities threatens to continue and intensify the water damage issues. Once all water is released and removed, SERVPRO moves in air movers and dehumidifiers to meet our certified staff's drying targets during the restoration planning phase.

Floodwaters usually test positive for contamination, making professional removal and cleanup necessary. SERVPRO team members take advanced classes in identifying and managing contaminated water. Recovery includes drying, cleaning, and sanitizing. We work with you and your insurance company to determine what contents we must discard and replace because they cannot be sanitized. Non-porous items usually handle brisk cleaning and disinfection well to continue their useful life.

Rely upon SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg to respond quickly and efficiently to resolve your flooding issues. Call (727) 522-0000 for a full-service crew to arrive as soon as possible to begin the restoration process.

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