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Combating the Effects of Flood Damage In Frederick

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home In case flooding affects your property, there is a need to find a solution fast.

Combating the Effects of Flood Damage Incidents in Frederick with Timely Restoration

Flooding incidents in Frederick have both short term and long-term effects. For instance, an incident can displace your family immediately, but this is only short term if restoration is done immediately. On the other hand, if mold or structural damages develop, their effects are long term. SERVPRO helps restore in a way that solves both immediate and long-term issues.

Scoping the Loss Site
Evaluating the extent of flood damage loss in Frederick properties helps in creating a response plan that can deliver results faster. It also helps identify issues that can develop into significant problems in the future. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches when scoping a loss site. Doing a physical inspection helps establish whether there are severe issues such as damages to the structural supports, roof, or walls. We also monitor the extent of water migration using moisture meters. Thermal cameras help identify wetness in hidden areas without needing to open them up.

Expediting Restoration of the Loss
Depending on the level of damages established from scoping the loss, various strategies can be utilized to expedite the restoration process. Controlled demolition helps open up hidden parts of the structure. Our SERVPRO technicians remove baseboards and make flood cuts, among other steps, to open up hidden areas affected by flooding. Such demolition makes it easier to remove any standing water and unsalvageable materials such as drywall and insulation. It also limits the damage done, therefore shortening the restoration period.

Eliminating contaminants
Floodwater spread contamination over the areas they affect. Common contaminants include biohazards, chemicals, and even fuel oils.  When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at a loss site, we spray EPA registered disinfectants directly to control the contaminants. Apart from the contaminants collected elsewhere, microbial growth also occurs at the loss site over time. By cleaning up and drying the affected areas fast, our crews help prevent such outcomes.

In case flooding affects your property, there is a need to find a solution fast. Call SERVPRO of Frederick County to help with the restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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