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Flood Damage Repair In Town Center

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

When storms wreak havoc on your home, our team will be there to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Always Has An Answer to Town Center Flood Damage

If a severe thunderstorm ever comes into Town Center, flooding of the region can occur. When the water outside gets deep, it can flow into your home and cause severe damage. The longer the water sits inside the house, the worse the loss can get.

When water saturates materials, they can lose their structural integrity and require replacement. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians in Town Center have extensive experience in restoring weather-related problems. We know that mitigating the issue in a timely fashion is vital to save materials and prevent mold formation.

If not mitigated promptly and adequately, water can saturate drywall and cause it to get removed. In many cases, our SERVPRO technicians remove the baseboard and cut the drywall up one or two feet from the floor. These "flood cuts" are made to remove the worst damaged drywall and allow air to get into the wall cavity. With the drywall removed from the bottom of the wall, air movers can push air up behind the remaining drywall drying it and the wooden studs out.

It is likely when water damage scenarios are severe that carpet and pad inside the home get removed. Carpet can delaminate from its backing and lose its structural integrity. If moisture stays in carpet and pad too long, mold growth can occur on the materials and the wooden subfloor underneath.

After all of the carpet and padding gets removed and disposed of, the subfloor can get dried out. Air moving systems speed up evaporation and dehumidifiers pull moisture out of the air. When the subfloor and wooden studs are exposed drying the materials is more efficient.

Excessive flooding can also cause damage to basements that sit below the ground. Often water flows into the basement from the ceiling. When this happens, the drywall in the ceiling often gets removed. Once the ceiling is removed, the floor joists and subfloor can be dried from the bottom.

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When drying structural components, it is essential that moisture levels meet IICRC standards before the equipment gets removed and the job is completed. If a storm causes you problems, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 any day of the week.

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