Storm and Floods Compromise Thomson Homes--Contact SERVPRO for Advice, Cleanup, and Restoration Services
Why You Need Quick Flood Damage Restoration for Your Thomson Home
Many potential disasters can ruin your home, but floods are the least predictable when it comes to the destruction they can cause. Some property owners can salvage their houses, even if they have to discard some appliances, furniture, carpets, and curtains. Others incur thousands of dollars in repairing their flood-damaged homes.
When your Thomson home has flood damage, mold may also develop behind walls and other areas where moisture is not visible. Apart from causing water damage, flooding can also increase the risk of a fire through:
• Leaking above-ground gas tanks, containers, or lines.
• Electrically charged water.
• Attempts to use electrical appliances that have come into contact with water.
After a flood, your safety and that of your family is critical above everything else. It is, therefore, essential to inspect the property to avoid risking your health or your life by entering an unsafe property. SERVPRO advises securing professional assistance. Some structural destruction to your house can be clearly visible, while other damage may need close inspection. Some of the losses you can look out for include:
• Warping and distortion of structures like floorboards.
• Wood rot in the end grain of wooden structures.
• Termite damage because wet wood entices them (longer-term impact)
• The visible undermining of your home’s foundation like the erosion of the ground at its base.
• Damp plaster, wallboard, insulation, and paneling.
You can also hire a professional to inspect these structures thoroughly as well as other structures like the HVAC system, walls, ceilings, air ducts, and electrical systems.
Drying out your home after flooding is essential because it can prevent mold growth and help preserve many structural components and contents. You can rely on SERVPRO to remove the water quickly. We can use powerful water extraction equipment to remove the floodwater and dispose of it following local regulations and guidelines.
Our team can also remove and discard debris. We can carefully remove all contaminated porous materials and place them in 6-mil polyethylene bags. We can construct a decontamination chamber and move solid waste like bags of carpet and carpet pad as well as drywall into it. Within the chamber, we can bag them again to cover any contamination of the original bag’s surface. After double-bagging the waste, we can move it into the unaffected area and then place it inside a dumpster or close to the work vehicle.
Flooding usually disrupts sewage disposal systems, chemical spillage, and overflow of toxic waste sites. Therefore, the floodwater that entered your home may contain bacteria, chemical toxins, and sewage. Our SERVPRO team can clean and decontaminate your home to eliminate these toxins. We can wash, disinfect, and dry salvageable items like those made of porcelain, glass, and plastic.
After a flooding incident, you need assistance to restore your home to its preloss state. Call SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties at (706) 843-1990 for prompt restoration services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster