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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Removing All Traces of a Flood

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist with damage caused by storms and flooding.

When you're hit with a flood in Oakville, MO the first thing on your mind will probably be getting the damage taken care of. Go one step further by making it seem like the flood never happened. After a flood, cleaning should be your first goal, and perfect should be your final destination. Professional cleaning requirements, if you find a company to follow them correctly, should make it seem like the flood never took place.

When you begin to look at your flood damage, it can be overwhelming. Start by identifying your jobs:

* Disposal of destroyed objects and debris
* Using flood disinfectant on salvageable items
* Repairing structural damage

After you identify your tasks, it's easier to figure out what problems require immediate attention. Here are some of the common categories of flood cleanup tasks:

Silt Removal

Silt and mud are a major issue in flooding. Topsoil and river dirt are carried in by the torrential waters, invading your home. The cleanup requirements for this type of problem vary based on the level of contamination, but it typically requires a crew working with shovels and protective gear.

Sewage Control

Septic tanks and other private waste disposal systems are a first priority flood repair issue. These stinky problems can threaten your health, degrade your property and accelerate secondary damage.

Structural Repair

Homes are not designed to get wet. The building materials are sturdy enough when they're dry, but some, such as drywall, basically turn into soup when they stand in water. Others become waterlogged, calling pests and possibly promoting mold growth. You might need to remove and replace some of these damaged features.

Your cleaning requirements depend on the extent of your flood damage. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying to handle everything related to flood damage by yourself, but another common pitfall is not treating your issue as unique. Make sure you get a full assessment and a detailed action plan if you want to make your home as good as new. Visit http://www.SERVPROoakvillemehlville.com for more information on storm damage. 

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