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A Heavy Storm Left Homes with Flood Damage in Our Area. Where Can Property Owners in Brandon Seek Help?

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded A flooded property can be restored to its former glory when action is taken immediately.

SERVPRO Technicians are Qualified to Offer Flood Damage Restoration in Brandon Homes.

Floodwater in your Brandon property can be not only devastating but also deep-rooted. The water can cause structural damage to your property, severe health effects to your family, and odors. Thankfully, SERVPRO’s team of experts can help restore your home to its pre-damaged state.

What happens when floodwater seeps into my walls?
After storm flood damage occurs in Brandon residences, the water can seep behind drywall and beneath the flooring. The wall structure can deteriorate, and mold colonies may form. A musty odor accompanies mold growth. Mold can grow on furniture, carpet, and clothes. However, if you contact us immediately, the flooding occurs, we can help minimize the chances of mold growth and other secondary damages.

How do technicians treat mold growth?
We have a team of technicians with decades of experience and expertise in mold remediation. Our team has access to approved and advanced products that help us remove mold. We can use phenols or formaldehyde products to clean the affected area. These disinfectants destroy 99 percent of microorganisms they come across. Since mold and direct contact of these products can cause severe health effects, our SERVPRO team wears protective gear such as:

    •    Splash goggles and safety glasses
    •    Chemical resistant gloves
    •    Rubber boots
    •    Full-body suit
    •    Respirator

Can electric wiring be flood damaged?
If your electrical wiring is exposed to floodwater, corrosion can occur, and mold colonies can form in the internal components. This often happens to poorly-maintained wiring. If we learn that floodwater seeped into wiring components, we recommend that you hire a reliable electrician to inspect them before switching on the main power supply.

How do you dry wooden floors?
Wooden surfaces can absorb lots of water, and if not dried properly, the moisture can lead to wood rot and warping. Our technicians can determine the severity of water absorption using advanced moisture meters after extracting the excess water. If the wooden floor is not damaged, we can use a portable electric heater to direct heat towards the surface. The equipment has heat exchangers that transfer heat from hot coils to air streams. Heating the surface increases the rate of evaporation. This can speed up the drying process of your wooden floor.

A flooded property can be restored to its former glory when action is taken immediately. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for effective restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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