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How Do I Clean up My Seminole Home After It Floods?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Job-site SERVPRO storm damage restoration services are second to none. we are ready at a moment's notice. Call for the help that is needed for your home.

Bring in Water Restoration Experts from SERVPRO

Tropical storms get attention when it comes to water intrusions, but everyday spills can also cause damage in your home. It does not have to be a considerable amount of water, just a leak that went unnoticed for an extended time.

What can happen with water from a leaky pipe?

In your Seminole home, storm cleanup always includes basic tasks like water removal and drying property. If the water sat for too long, SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRTs) may have to replace the flooring, drywall panels, and floor trim. To prevent this, our teams work on the following tasks first:

  • Remove the water
  • Dry the structural and personal property
  • Reduce the humidity level to a normal and comfortable level

Quickly accomplishing these three tasks is the best way to lessen damage in your home and reduce the risk of additional damage.

How do you get rid of the water?

We start with pumps and extraction wands. The pumps are for higher water levels of an inch or more. Depending on how much water is present, WRTs can clear most homes of standing water in 2 or 3 days. For water just covering the floor or trapped between floorboards and in carpets, the wands are a better option. Technicians adjust the vacuum speed and heating element to ensure the best result without causing additional damage. Extraction usually takes 1 to 2 days.

How do you dry out my home?

SERVPRO uses a combination of equipment. First, WRTs set air movers to force moisture out of the affected property with a warm, dry air flow. The now airborne moisture is captured by dehumidifiers which can extract over 20 gallons per day. To augment both devices, technicians set up fans to push damp air out of your home completely.

For SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, these are only our first actions. For more information on what we can do for your home, call us today at (727) 391-6212. 

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