Remediating Flood Damage to Baymeadows Homes
Team SERVPRO Follows a Proven Process When Drying Out Your Home After a Flood
Flooding in Baymeadows happens quickly. Storms can drop thousands of gallons on a home in just a few hours, and the winds from even a minor storm can shatter windows, causing more damage.
Remediating Baymeadows flood damage to preserve the home and property requires quick action. SERVPRO restoration teams follow an emergency response plan that stops further damage from happening, removes floodwater, and begins repairs to the carpets and floor.
First, our technicians secure the structure. After performing an exterior inspection, they cover roof damage with either plywood or waterproof tarpaulins and then board up broken windows, doors, and other entry points. This action prevents further water intrusion and also keeps out any nearby wildlife from setting up a new home in the attic or other parts of the home.
As the last plywood sheet goes up over a window, other team members begin removing any standing water. Depending on the amount of water in the home, technicians use one of the commercial grade water pumps from our equipment inventory. Sizes range from a pump that can sit on a deck with a portable generator, to a truck mounted pump that runs off the engine. All of them can operate continuously until the water is gone.
Now, SERVPRO technicians extract water from carpets and floors. They use extraction wands with adjustable speed to draw out water quickly without separating carpet layers, or drying wood floors too quickly, causing cracking or splintering. The devices also contain an adjustable heating element to start drying them as well carefully.
After extraction, technicians treat surfaces that were underwater. If there are any furniture stains on the carpet, they remove them first and then examine the back of it for delamination. If there is no damage, they replace the carpet. For wood floors, specialists examine the floorboards for swelling, cracking, and other signs of damage. If the damage is minor, they can remove it by hand or use an electric sander, and then refinish the affected floorboards. For major damage, replacing the affected floorboards is the cost-effective option.
For SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, the goal is to remove water and begin repairs as quickly as possible. If you have any damage from recent or older flooding, contact us today at (904) 762-8066 to help return your home to its pre-flood condition.
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