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Flood Damage In Your Brandon Home

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 to help manage an incident, “Like it never even happened.”

Correct Response Helps Minimize Flood Damage in a Brandon Home

Heavy overnight rain brought flooding over different areas in Brandon, causing jitters among property owners as the rising water engulfed some of the properties. One of the homeowners called SERVPRO to help save contents and restore affected parts of their home structure.

Various factors influenced the flood damage in the Brandon home, including its location in an inclined area. The groundwater mostly swept through the house, leaving heavy soils, including silt and mud. However, most of the water drained out immediately. The main task our SERVPRO technicians had to do was cleaning up and disinfecting the property. Floodwaters contain various contaminants, including biohazards and chemicals collected as the water flows over different areas. Application of an EPA registered disinfectant all over the property before starting the restoration processes helped with the management of the contaminants.

The home required extensive cleaning to restore preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO technicians started the process by removing the solid materials such as mud and silt on the floor before proceeding with other cleaning steps.  If we had taken a different approach, cross-contamination of other areas would have occurred. Removing mud and silt is mostly a manual process. We bring shovels to flood damage loss sites to handle such removal.

The floodwaters had affected parts of the house with porous materials such as the living room, which was carpeted. We had to remove and dispose of such materials since it is not possible to restore sanitary levels in such materials through cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians removed the carpet and pad, cutting them into small square pieces for easier disposal. We also made flood cuts on the walls to access porous materials, including drywall and insulation. The flood cuts also helped with the drying process by easing the circulation of air.

Flooding can cause extensive damages in a property within a short time. Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 to help manage an incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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