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Our Experts Have Extensive Training In Flood Damage Restoration In Stafford

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

A box sitting in a room on the hardwood floors after it had to be cleared because of a flood There was a significant amount of water which had entered the interior of the house. We provide 24/7 emergency service.

Collective Threats of Standing Water in Strafford Homes

It might seem as though standing water is a threat enough with just its presence in your Strafford home, but without immediate extraction and removal, this water damage can become a destructive force in several ways. Most homeowners lack the equipment and experience to adequately address both the water removal and the drying of exposed materials and contents in your house, leaving no other credible choice but to pursue professional restoration. Our team helps to put your mind at ease and work with you to get your home back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

Understanding the threats of standing water and flood damage in Strafford homes is the best way to ensure that you take the right preventative steps to protect your property as much as you can. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training to become thoroughly educated on the threats of flooding in a home as we have accreditations as water restoration and structural drying specialists. This training and experience can make up for the shortcomings of experience for residents and their respective homes during a flood, especially with how stressful and overwhelming this experience can already be for property owners.

Structural Concerns 

One of the most considerable threats with standing water over any period is the effect it has on installed structural elements and construction materials. While drywall can quickly show the evidence of moisture saturation, materials like hardwood might not showcase the damage occurring as plainly as a swelling and degrading sheet of drywall does. Exposure to moisture, especially over several days, can reconfigure the composition of many affected materials and require replacement or repair.

Lingering Moisture 

Our SERVPRO team has sophisticated tools that exist specifically to identify lingering moisture and saturation concerns that exist out of sight. From thermal and infrared imagery to moisture meters with probes, we can keep tabs on the status of moisture content in the house. Without a knowledge of this dampness in these areas, the conditions can remain ideal for the production of mold growth for prolonged periods after flood damage.

Potential Contaminants 

Not every flooding situation involves contaminated water, but there are times where these potential threats cannot be entirely ruled out, either. In cases where this threat could exist, we have certified cleaning technicians with biohazard experience to oversee the containment and remediation of this threat.

Flooding can present many risks for your home, but our SERVPRO of North Stafford County team can help. We are local, experienced, and We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call today at (540) 720-1535.

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7/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Is the Key for Flood Loss Restoration in Stafford

Cleaning and Deodorizing Your Flood-Damaged Stafford Home

There are multiple stages to recovering your Stafford home after a flood loss scenario. As troublesome as the entire incident might seem, some of the most challenging aspects include addressing the cleanup and deodorization required. One of the only ways to make these situations “Like it never even happened” is to address aspects like odor removal, disinfection, and overall effective cleanup. While our SERVPRO team can help in many of these facets where necessary, there are ways that you can help in these regards as well.

Homeowners are often looking for the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for flood damage to Stafford residences, and this starts with understanding the steps that you can take to reduce detrimental effects to your house. DIY mitigation can help to both save you money and to help reduce the time that restoration ultimately takes, even if you seek the experience and qualifications of our technicians. Each team member in our storm relief and water restoration division has accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and many also have additional training in Applied Structural Drying (ASD.)

From the time that disasters first occur in your home, you should work first to remove any contents in affected areas that could become irreparably damaged by the spreading water. Even without contaminated elements common to many flooding scenarios, standing water is often enough to cause substantial harm to many of the personal belongings exposed.

Cleaning up your residence after a flood often comes down to powerful disinfection and recovery solutions from our SERVPRO professionals. In addition to general water restoration, we have experienced team members that have additional certifications as:

-    Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT)
-    Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT)
-    Odor Control Technicians (OCT)
-    Biohazard Cleaning through the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA)
-    Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT)

While there is a balance between the professional work that often must occur after a flood and what homeowners can handle on their own, knowing your role in the recovery of your house is critical. Our SERVPRO of North Stafford County team can help. Give us a call anytime at (540) 720-1535.

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