What To Except After A Flood In Your Sandwich Home
Two Flood Damage Scenarios Faced By Sandwich Homeowners
Properties can become flooded in gallons of water in as little as a few hours. These situations can either occur from external factors such as flash flooding or internal issues like malfunctioning drains or burst pipes. The resulting situation, a homeowner, being ankle-deep in standing water, is the same. Circumstances involving flooding require immediate action to control losses and restore your property to its normal condition.
Professional services can make sure that flood damage in your Sandwich home does not cause long-term issues with odor, microbial growth, or structural impact. As a homeowner, making contact with SERVPRO to organize a restoration service is essential to the significant loss recovery procedure. External flooding issues should be left alone, as these situations can be Biohazardous waste scenarios due to contaminated groundwater.
Issues with burst pipes are often clean water emergencies allowing a homeowner to carefully remove light furnishings from the affected area and onto the upper levels of the home. This procedure can help to preserve possessions while an experienced water restoration technician is on the way. However, water exerts extreme pressure on floors, walls, and cavities in the home, if you have doubts about the structural integrity of your property, wait for a professional.
Water incidents are time-sensitive, meaning that the longer the situation continues the more damage it causes. SERVPRO technicians can deploy gas pumps to quickly remove standing water from the affected area and deposit it into a nearby sewer point. Once the water is removed, we can begin an inspection of items. In some cases, items can be cleaned on-site, others may need to be taken to an external cleaning facility and some, unfortunately, may need to be discarded. SERVPRO technicians do seek to restore items rather than replace them for the benefit of the homeowner.
In cleaning possessions, your technician can conduct initial tests on a small area to make sure that the item responds well to the cleaning solution and that no further damage is caused. Large furniture can be vacuum dried using water extractors or ventilation systems like box fans. Some fabrics may benefit from mechanical cleaning using Esporta washing machines. As your technician inspects the area, each item is earmarked and given an individual strategy for restoration. By keeping control of the small details, SERVPRO can have a significant impact on your home restoration.
Take back control of painful property damage by arranging a callout with our flood recovery team. Contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985.
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