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Flooding in your Vineyards Home

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Our SERVPRO of East Naples team stays prepared 24/7 to help address these emergencies as they happen.

Is Professional Restoration the Best Choice for My Flooded Vineyards Home?

Our SERVPRO professionals can help to recover your Vineyards property after a flood, including extraction, drying, disinfection, and even reconstruction when necessary.

After flooding, many Vineyards homeowners must consider the mammoth task ahead in getting their residences back to preloss condition. While you might weigh the idea of DIY restoration, many homeowners lack the advanced equipment and training available to restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team. As a consequence, recovery efforts can take longer, cost more, and still leave potential obstacles and hazards.

How Can You Remove Water Quickly from Vineyards Homes?

    •    Submersible Pumps
    •    Wet Vacuums
    •    Carpet Wands

Water removal is a vital element to the restoration process for Vineyards residences after a flood. Standing water is a typical concern with higher volumes of penetrating water from structural breaches or natural flooding situations. Our team has multiple extractors that can help in this regard, and the most commonly used machines are electric and gas-powered submersible pumps. The distinction in choosing between these types falls to whether debris is present in the water and if power is easily accessible in the damaged areas.

Once submersible pumps have reduced standing water levels below two inches, wet vacuums get deployed to address the rest. Surface water can destroy exposed materials and contents, so wet vacuums must get utilized as quickly as possible. Because of their portability and versatility with various attachments, wet vacuums can continue to get used to address moisture and saturation concerns after surface water concerns have gotten resolved.

Wet carpets are a quickly developing concern in flooded homes, as this flooring can absorb migrating floodwater immediately. Removing water from this upper layer and the padding beneath involves sophisticated removal equipment like our carpet wands. These attachments for extractors can pull the majority of trapped water and moisture from the fibers of the carpeting and the pads. This practice is vital if padding is getting replaced, but the carpet is not.

What Must Happen to Dry a House After a Flood?

    •    Controlled Demolition
    •    Standard Evaporative Drying
    •    Advanced Specialty Tools

There are many steps involved in the drying and restoration of Vineyards homes after a flood loss incident. In many situations, controlled demolition can often be one of the initial steps taken for multiple reasons. Flood cuts, for example, allow direct access to damaged portions of structural cavities with efficient drying equipment. By removing only the affected sections of drywall, flooring, and ceiling materials, we can reduce the time it takes to rebuild these structural systems when restoration completes.

With all of the affected areas of your house exposed for drying purposes, we can employ the centerpieces of practical water damage recovery efforts: the high-velocity air movers. Between centrifugal and axial units, we can impact the saturation of materials and contents as well as the general environment drying necessary after a flood. This evaporation of trapped moisture gets collected by strategically placed desiccant and low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers.

Air movers can rarely do the entirety of the work necessary in the most efficient manner possible. We have multiple specialty tools that can help to maximize the recovery of your flooded home, including drying mats for hard surface flooring and positive pressure systems for wall system drying where standing water is not a concern.

How Likely Is Contamination After Flooding?

    •    Natural Flooding Threats
    •    Controlled Demolition
    •    Potent Cleaning Products

Natural flooding is a scenario where Vineyards homes contend with invading water that did not result from storm damages like roof system failures or wind-driven rain. One of the most considerable threats involved with natural flooding is the potential bacteria, contaminants, mud, and debris carried in with the penetrating water. The handling of exposed contents and materials is a vital effort for our responding SERVPRO team.

In many ways, the level of potential contaminants of natural flooding cannot get determined, so it gets deemed unsafe to speculate at the sanitary conditions. Controlled demolition is the standard approach for drywall, flooring, and other areas that have become directly exposed to potentially contaminated floodwater. By discarding surface materials, we can create a stable and sanitary platform for reconstructing the damaged areas of the house.

Cleaning surfaces and contents lightly affected by flood losses involves potent cleaning products and chemical agents in our inventory. Disinfection is vital to prevent the spread of bacterial or viral pathogens that can get carried in with natural flooding. We have many powerful products to help in the protection of your home, including:

    •    Chlorines
    •    Antibacterials
    •    Antimicrobials
    •    Germicides
    •    Biocides

Can SERVPRO Repair My Home After Flood Losses?
One of the greatest struggles that homeowners have where controlled demolition is necessary is rebuilding their Vineyards property to its original state. Many restoration companies and individuals that pop up after widespread natural disasters leave you to fend for yourself during this time and seek out contractors to finish the work they start. Not only do you not know where to begin in this search, these are resources that are also equally overwhelmed at this time.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help with comprehensive restoration and recovery, beginning with the initial inspection and scoping of the work through the reconstruction of discarded materials and repairs that your property needs. We have an in-house division of licensed contractors that can perform both the controlled demolition and the full-scale build back to ensure that these tasks happen seamlessly from the mitigation to the final product we are proud to hand off to our customers.

One of the advantages of offering restoration and reconstruction is a seamless transition from one phase of restoring your property to the next. Where others might wait weeks and months for reputable contractors to become available to help after a loss incident, our comprehensive system is more efficient and cost-effective.

When flooding occurs, it can be a destructive and devastating situation for your Naples and Vineyards home or business. Our SERVPRO of East Naples team stays prepared 24/7 to help address these emergencies as they happen. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (239) 352-8300.

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