Our Skilled Professionals Explain How To Prevent Long Term Issues After A Flood In Your Avon Home
Preventing Long Term Problems After Flood Damage In Avon
A flooding incident can ruin your property leaving you with a significant restoration bill. Although some incidents flatten homes or cause other significant structural problems, most flooding incidents leave the structure intact but, cause other lasting issues. It is possible to prevent such long-term problems by taking specific steps during the restoration process.
One common effect of flood damage in Avon that can leave a lasting impact is contamination. As the floodwaters flow over different areas, they collect insecticides, industrial chemicals, biohazards, and other contaminants. The waters deposit some of these contaminants in the areas of your house that they reach. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants in all affected areas before starting the restoration processes. We then clean up your property using pressure washers and professional cleaning agents to sanitize any contaminants. We also tear out porous elements affected by the water such as carpets and pad because it's not possible to remove all traces of contaminants from such materials.
Mold is another problem likely to plague properties hit by flooding events. Mold develops where there is sufficient moisture, so any traces of wetness left in elements and contents can spark growth. Even high levels of relative humidity exceeding 60% can lead to mold development. Our SERVPRO technicians take moisture readings using moisture meters and sensors throughout the restoration process to ensure We dry your property to preloss levels. We also FLIR thermal cameras to help identify any concealed wet areas.
Flooding can lead to structural weakness in the contents such as furniture or parts of the house, especially after extended exposure. This happens because absorption of water causes swelling in wooden frames and weakening of joints especially where glue is used. Rotting and other problems can also happen. Our SERVPRO technicians take various steps to dry the structure and its contents. We use specialized drying equipment such as the injectidry system and drying mats to dry wooden floors. We also use ventilation equipment to drywall cavities.
To deal with immediate and future problems after flood damage, call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley to help. You can reach us at (860) 675-4500 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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