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Flooding comes with destruction, and SERVPRO is here to help!

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

Whether flooding happens after forecast weather events, or it is an unexpected flash flood, it leaves destruction in its wake. Apart from the copious amounts of water inside properties, flooding also dumps toxic wastes and contaminants, necessitating cleanup. Depending on how long the water remains your Michigan City property, it might also affect the structural integrity in parts of the structure. The steps taken immediately after the flood can help limit the damage or restore the property to its preloss state faster.
Dealing with contamination is a significant step immediately after a flood in Michigan City. Since floodwaters move over extensive areas, they collect all types of contaminants in their path, which might include industrial chemicals, organic wastes, and fuel oils among other things. Floods might also lead to burst sewer lines and sewage backup. These wastes pose immediate and gradual threats because of their disease-causing properties. Our SERVPRO technicians help control contamination by spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant immediately after arriving at your premises. Our team is also equipped with the right PPE, Personal Protection Equipment, helping us wade into the damaged property safely to remove the water and other contaminants fast.
Cleaning the soils left by floodwaters is essential, but also a tedious process. The water pushes debris to all nooks and crannies in the affected area requiring extra effort during cleanup. Our SERVPRO crews handle this process easier because we have the necessary workforce to move things around during cleanup. We also have the right cleanup tools including pressure washers to help remove soiling faster. We also handle the removal and installation of new carpets, pad and other porous materials because cleaning cannot remove all traces of contamination from such materials.
Flooding leaves excess moisture in the affected property and increases the relative humidity levels. While these problems might not seem significant compared to the other aspects like soiling and structural destruction, they can lead to severe problems such as mold development and rotting if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on various advanced equipment to detect and remove moisture. Thermo-hygrometers help is measure relative humidity inside and outside the structure while moisture meters help monitor the drying process. For moisture extraction, we have dehumidifiers and air movers.
When there is a flood, call SERVPRO of La Porte County at (219) 879-1883 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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