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A Heavy Storm Left Me Dealing with Flood Damage in My Property. Where Do I Seek Help

8/23/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway of commercial property. Flood cuts in walls When this business was damaged by a storm, SERVPRO was there. We completely restored this property back to its preloss condition.

Talk to SERVPRO Technicians in Sarasota To Help You Handle the Flood Damage in Your Residence

Flooding resulting from a storm can cause severe problems in your property, especially if ignored for more than 48 hours. The floodwater can seep into walls, carpeting, and upholstery, among other nooks and crannies. If you do not clean your Sarasota home appropriately, it can be the breeding ground for mold, which may cause health issues to you and your family.

How long does it take mold to grow in a flooded property?

If the flood damage in a Sarasota property is ignored for more than 24 hours, mold may begin to grow on surfaces. The floodwater may destroy porous materials such as drywall and wood. SERVPRO's team of experts can mitigate flood damage. We can use advanced products to clean the affected area and minimize the chances of mold growth. Also, we perform mold remediation. Our mold remediation contractor's license number is MRSR3181. Our general contractor's license number is CGC1504870.

How long do restorers take to dry the affected property?

Even after cleaning and disinfecting your property, mold growth can still occur until the area is dry. With our advanced equipment and tools, it can take several hours or days to dry the area. A humidity level of between 40 and 60 percent should discourage mold from forming and multiplying inside your property. Our technicians can use centrifugal air movers to drive dry air from outside to replace the moist air in your property. The dry air from outside increases the rate of evaporation in your property and expedites the drying process.

How do you determine if the drying process was successful?

After drying your property, we inspect the affected area for moisture. Our technicians can use a thermo-hygrometer to measure the humidity and temperature of air masses. The equipment provides the restorers with humidity ratio, vapor pressure, and dew point readings. We can determine if drying was effective by identifying the moisture content of materials in the unaffected areas of the home. We make these our drying goals for the affected materials. Our SERVPRO restorers know that the affected areas are back to normal when the readings in the affected areas are the same or drier than the unaffected areas.

Which restoration services do you perform?

Once we dry the structures and content of your property, we can offer different restoration services to normalize the affected area. They include:

  • Repairing the structures and contents
  • Performing final cleaning
  • Making final inspections
  • Removing restoration equipment from the job site
  • Placing your contents back in place.

Flooding can destroy your property and cause health issues to your family if not handled on time. Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota to restore your property. You can reach us at (941) 552-6319.

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