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When Flooding Happens in Orlando, Call SERVPRO to Cleanup

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

Large tree falls on roof of white one-story home Large trees often cause storm damage to homes in Central Florida.

SERVPRO Helps Orlando Home with Damage from Flooding

Lightning and intense storms that damage trees are often the root cause behind flooding that damages Central Florida homes. Typical situations are tree limbs damaging windows or roofs and allowing rainwater in or downed trees causing water to pool around the foundation, which then enters the home. 

When flooding happens in an Orlando property, it is vital for the water cleanup efforts to begin quickly. One of the main issues is the structural damage from water wicking into sheetrock, running behind baseboards, the ruination of carpet and floor tiles. 

First Actions After Flood Damage Hits

Homeowners can minimize loss by removing items from rooms that are taking on floodwater. Pick up things off the floor, move furnishings to other places in the residence, but only if it is safe to do so. Mops and rags are useful for blotting up water before SERVPRO arrives for water extraction.  

Inspection for Cleaning

The techs inspect each item removed from the loss area to determine the prospects for cleaning. Anything without restoration potential is photographed and logged for the homeowner to use when they file with their insurance to help expedite the claim. 

Demo and Tear-Out as Part of Mitigation

Sometimes damage from flooding looks worse as it is getting better. Flooring and sheetrock need removal after prolonged exposure to water. The technicians perform this type of controlled demolition as cleanly as possible to make repairs easier to do after the mitigation efforts complete. 

Mold Prevention Treatments

When flood damage occurs, mold has the potential to set up in the home rapidly. SERVPRO techs hold mold remediation certificate #MRSR868, and they know the signs of a mold infestation. When cleaning, they wipe down all surfaces with disinfecting cleaning agents. Before rebuilding, studs are treated with an antimicrobial sealant that goes on like paint. This process creates a barrier that repels mold growth on the structure wherever the paint is applied. 

When flooding happens, call SERVPRO of West Orange at (407) 352-1569. Their trained technicians are available 24/7 to clean up water damage from flooding and restore your home to its preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened."

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