Why is SERVPRO Better at Dealing with Flood Damage Than Other Area Services?
Unlike Many Other Falmouth Area Flood Damage Remediators, SERVPRO Has the Resources to Effectively Handle Even the Most Severe Flood Damage.
Falmouth residents know just how stormy their town’s weather can get. As part of Cape Cod, our area juts out into the often volatile North Atlantic Ocean and usually hooks a few strong coastal storms a year. These troublesome weather patterns can drop inches of rain or snow in our town in a matter of a few hours. Many times, this excess water, coupled with storm surge-producing winds, inundates local homes and businesses. The flooding process is faster when the precipitation falls as rain and is generally much slower and unpredictable when it comes in the form of snow. Snow might actually be worse than rain because it can accumulate and remain until some unknown future date when warmer temperatures trigger a massive flooding thaw.
What Kind of Resources Does SERVPRO Have at Its Disposal?
As one of the top Falmouth flood damage cleanup and restoration companies, we have access to numerous invaluable resources. These include our highly trained and experienced personnel, cutting edge gear, and broad support network. Specifically, the resources we have at our disposal are:
Technicians trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in, among other things, applied structural drying, applied microbial remediation, water damage restoration, and odor control.
All the latest advanced remediation industry tools, like powerful portable and truck-mounted extractors, submersible pumps, air movers, various kinds of dehumidifiers, Injectidry systems, and thermal and ultra-low volume foggers
EPA-approved industrial-strength disinfectants and deodorants that are capable of eliminating all the most harmful microbes and neutralizing even the most persistent foul odors
A disaster recovery team, with access to the remediation resources of over 1,700 different franchises, that is ready to help you twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
As you can see, SERVPRO has all the necessary expertise and equipment to handle whatever flooding issues you may have. Moreover, we are usually able to employ these at a moment’s notice, within a few short hours of your initial call, at any time of the day or night.
Is SERVPRO a Reputable Service?
Over the years, we have won the respect of the local community through our dedication to service excellence. As fellow residents of this area, we naturally want to help our neighbors overcome the effects of natural disasters and return their homes to pre-flood conditions as soon as possible. In recognition of our quality service and neighborliness, we have received the following accolades:
In 2017, we were awarded the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” award.
Subsequently, we have received other awards from the Chamber of Commerce, recognizing our innovative business practices.
Our business expertise is so recognized locally that SERVPRO’s co-owner Beth Russell has been selected to serve in various Chambers of Commerce around the Cape Cod region.
We have been the recipients of exceedingly favorable customer service reviews on our website, Facebook, Google Reviews, and Yelp; on the latter three sites, out of a possible 5.0 stars, we currently have between a 4.1 and a 4.8-star rating.
On the company website, we have received countless highly favorable testimonials attesting to both the quality and effectiveness of our service.
So, when considering which company to use for your flood damage cleanup and restoration needs, know that we are reliable and can do the work right the first time.
If Flooding Ever Impacts My Home, What Should I Not Do?
You should never do certain things if your residence has standing water in it, but, since floodwaters are especially hazardous, there are some additional precautions you should take when a flood has inundated your home. If your house is ever impacted by a flood, you should avoid:
Living in your flooded residence because it may lead to health effects from the microbe-rich environment
Handling or touching items that have come into contact with floodwaters, since this may contaminate your hands with hazardous bacteria and toxic chemicals
Removing water with your household vacuum cleaner because it could electrocute you and destroy your vacuum
Turning on household appliances, electronics, and light fixtures as this could pose an electrocution risk and damage these devices/fixtures.
Walking into structurally unsound rooms with sagging floors or other apparent structural issues
It is likely that if you take these simple safety precautions, you can protect yourself against many of the dangers resulting from a flood event.
With all that said, remember that help is just a phone call away. If you ever need flood damage remediation, call your helpful neighborhood SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (774) 252-7553.