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Removing Flood Damage in Dallas Homes

11/6/2022 (Permalink)

a man sitting on a couch in a flooded living room while using the phone book to make a call Knowing who to call to remediate flooding issues is critical. Contact SERVPRO immediately to start the water removal process. We are here 24/7.

Water Removal Strategies for Dallas Flood Damage

Knowing how to help your home after natural disasters like flooding is important. You cannot anticipate the damage these events can cause, especially when water does not get addressed wholly and quickly where it has penetrated. Some of the ways water management occurs include:

  • Surface water removal
  • Specialty extraction
  • Controlled demolition
  • Drying

Eliminating Standing Water

Contending with flood damage in Dallas homes starts with the greatest obstacle SERVPRO professionals are likely to address, water removal services. Standing water is a formidable threat after flooding, so we bring in several extraction units like our truck-mount extractors and trash pumps to manage pooling likely to contain solids and debris.

Special Extraction Tools

Specialty extraction is also essential when identifying ways water must be removed after flooding. While SERVPRO can address standing water with our powerful extractors, trapped water in flooring materials like carpets and padding can require special roving extraction units that utilize weight to force moisture to the surface for collection by an onboard vacuum.

Demolition Helps Water Removal

Controlled demolition can also be an effective means of water removal after a flood. The exposure of porous building materials and contents to migrating floodwater infiltrating the home creates a contamination concern. In most situations, it is wise to assume that contamination has occurred and remove these elements rather than promote bacterial or hazardous pathogenic threats. Removing materials like drywall and carpeting helps the water removal process and limits needed drying.

Effective Drying Options

Drying is an integral part of restoring a home dealing with flood loss effects. Whatever was not removed but exposed to floodwater, namely the non-porous materials installed in your residence, must be cleaned and dried. Thorough drying involves using air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters to manipulate specific principles and eliminate any water that remains beyond the normal moisture range.

Do not let flood damage destroy your home or business. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can help. Call (972) 227-0800.

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