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A Storm Left Flood Damage in A Property. Where Should Homeowners Seek Help?

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Wet carpet with drywall on the flooring. SERVPRO will come in and rescue your Dallas property after a flood damage.

Talk to SERVPRO Technicians in Dallas to Help You Remediate the Storm Flood Damage in Your Property.

Floodwater in your property cannot only make you homeless but also affect your structure’s stability integrity. Apart from the destruction flood water can cause, restoration can also be overwhelming. Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians in Dallas can make your life easier by mitigating the damage and restoring your property to its pre-damaged state.

When should I call the professionals?

Contact our technicians within 48 hours to handle the storm flood damage in your Dallas property to avoid mold growth and other secondary damage. The restoration process should begin as soon as possible, and it is not easy to carry it out without the right expertise. The sooner the restoration begins, the better the chances of saving your valuables.

What can I do before restorers get to my property?

As you wait for our response team to get to your property, here are a few tasks you can get started on:

  • Remember, safety first: Keep off flooded areas with electrical appliances to avoid electrocution hazards.
  • Remove light electronics, furniture, among other belongings out of the water’s path.
  • Wear protective gear when handling items in the floodwater.

Where does mold growth occur, and how do technicians treat the area?

Mold grows in warm, dry, and dark places, especially behind walls. The mold releases airborne spores, which can travel throughout your property, causing outbreaks in other areas. That is why mold remediation and proper drying is essential after a flood.

After extracting the excess water, our team can contain the area affected by mold growth by wrapping a 6-mil polyethylene around a PVC pipe frame. We can use microban, which is both a quaternary and phenolic, to treat the area. The product is effective against a wide range of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. To apply the product effectively, our team can use a pressure sprayer. The equipment dispenses chemicals evenly across the affected area.

If you remove my carpet, do I need to involve a carpet expert to reinstall it?

Floodwater is usually contaminated, and this means that you need to replace your carpet. With our advanced tools and decades of experience, we can remove and then install your carpet and pad back to your property without damage. Our SERVPRO team can use a power stretcher, seaming iron, seaming tape, and carpet shears to install the carpet. We only leave a property after ensuring we have met or exceeded our customer’s expectations.

Even minor flooding can cause significant damage to your property. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for fast and effective flood damage restoration "Like it never even happened." 

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