A Flood Can Damage Your South Orlando Home
Why SERVPRO Fixes Flood Damage in South Orlando Effectively
When a flood affects your South Orlando property, various problems follow, so it is essential to do restoration properly. Such refurbishment involves many steps, and sometimes the issues you face later could result from missing some steps or doing them at the wrong time. Our IICRC certified restoration crew has experience spanning many years, allowing us to know the necessary steps, as well as the best time to do them.
Before starting the restoration of flood damage in South Orlando properties, it is good to do a thorough inspection, which helps ascertain the level of damage and identify any present dangers. It is common to encounter electrical hazards, deteriorating subfloors, and even falling ceilings, among other risks after a flood. Our SERVPRO technicians also use this opportunity to secure the structure by boarding up or installing roof tarps if there's a breach.
The risk of mold development in a flooded property is very high. Mold needs less than 48 hours of high moisture levels to start growing. It can grow on several surfaces, including wood, concrete, and fabrics, so water removal and drying are high-priority steps because it is an effective way to control mold growth. Our SERVPRO crew uses pumps to remove standing water more than two inches deep. We also have truck-mounted extractors allowing us to remove standing water from all nooks crannies around the property. Extracting more water helps quicken the drying process.
Floodwaters contain different contaminants, so it is necessary to take steps to control them. By spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant into affected areas, it is easier to control disease-causing microorganisms. Our SERVPRO technicians also remove porous materials such as carpets and pads because cleaning cannot eliminate all contaminants. Since soiled carpets are considered hazardous materials, we also handle disposal. First, we cut the carpet and pad to pieces 2x2 feet each. We then place them into plastic bags for transport to the disposal site.
A correctly laid out restoration process after flooding improves the results by a considerable margin. Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 to assist.