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Cleaning Flood Damage in a Fayetteville Home

6/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Flood damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. Our technicians have the training and equipment for every size disaster.

Flood Damage in a Fayetteville Home-call SERVPRO

Storms involve drenching rainfall which saturates grounds and fills riverbanks. If your Fayetteville home is located in a flood-prone area, you might experience damage. The waste, mud, and high water volumes cause considerable property damage. However, much can be salvaged if immediate restoration steps are taken.

Some structural flood damage in a Fayetteville home may be apparent, while others may require closer inspection. SERVPRO technicians can inspect your home for damage, such as distortion and warping of floorboards, wet wallboard, paneling, insulation, and plaster.

Areas that require thorough inspection include;

  • Electrical and gas appliances
  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Flooring and carpeting
  • Drywalls and ceilings

Water absorbed by porous materials may dry, but the contaminants left behind continue to pose risks. Therefore you should dispose of porous materials like mattresses, upholstered furniture, and vinyl flooring, especially if they have been underwater for more than 24hours. If the carpeting on the floor is not removed, it fosters mildew, wood decay, and warpage of wooden flooring by hindering its drying.

Important considerations after a flood

Our technicians can help salvage items and fixtures, like glass, plastic, porcelain, and concrete, through thorough cleaning, disinfecting, and drying as quickly as possible. Also, it would be best if you do not use electrical appliances that have been submerged in water, even for a short period. SERVPRO can recommend a certified electrical repair professional to service the devices.

Gas appliances damaged by floodwater must be inspected and repaired by a certified professional. Even if the device appears to be functioning properly, the safety features may have been disabled by standing water and can be dangerous to operate. Gas leaks caused by floodwater damage can cause fires if exposed to flames.

Other services offered by experts

  • Washing out dirt, mud, and debris using a hose
  • Cleaning surfaces that have been inundated with floodwaters
  • Discarding all foods exposed to floodwater 

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County is your best option for cleaning up flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (315) 446-8776.

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