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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flood Water Removal Needed in Miramar Home

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Storm floods We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

How Our SERVPRO Team Handles Water Disasters in Miramar

Flood water removal cannot happen fast enough once it hits a house. The water frequently brings in sewage as part of the mess, and it is not safe to come into contact with unless protective gear gets worn.

A homeowner in Miramar needed flood water removal after flash flooding brought a large amount of sewage-tainted water into the house. SERVPRO techs advised the homeowner to avoid contact with the water and keep pets out of the loss area as well. 

Removal of Important Items

When the techs arrived on-site to begin the extraction of the water, the homeowner needed several things removed from the home he had concerns about leaving behind. When SERVPRO techs handle the restoration of a property, whatever is essential to the homeowner gets priority handling. The techs retrieved the files, jewelry, and lockbox the homeowner requested and continued the restoration process. A point of fact is that we NEVER handle any firearms or weapons in the possession of our customers.

Pretreatment of the Water

Upon arrival, it is standard for the techs to treat the water with antibacterial or antimicrobial agents to lessen the contaminants in the water they are handling. 

Removal Tactics 

When flood damage spreads to affect multiple rooms, the techs often deploy the truck-mounted pumps in tandem with portable pumps to remove the water most efficiently. When this type of moisture wicks into sheetrock, it requires removal and safe disposal as a class three biohazard.

Determining Controlled Demolition Needs

Not all of the water damage is visible. Where it is easy to see wet, buckling sheetrock, it is impossible to view underneath carpet and tile to see how much seepage occurred into the subfloor. SERVPRO techs utilize state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to ascertain the accurate scale of the damage inside the home. 

Drying Methods

The controlled demolition includes removal of carpet, tile, and hardwood floorboards as needed to open up the flooring for drying. The flood cuts that removed the damaged sheetrock allow for maximum airflow within the wall cavity. After drying, the techs wipe down the loss areas with professional-grade antimicrobials and ready the property for repairs to bring the home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar at (954) 998-0600 stands ready to help local property owners with flood water removal and cleanup of the problems this issue causes and make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

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