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Flood Damage in New Smyrna Beach

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO If the Sand Bags Don't Protect Your Property from Flooding

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Flood Damaged New Smyrna Beach Property

New Smyrna Beach water damage caused by a flood can be very troublesome. It does not matter whether it is simply a kitchen sink pipe that has started leaking or the main water line, in the basement, that has burst. You have a great deal of water where it is not supposed to be and the quicker you get it removed, the better it is for your home and your family's health.

This water is dangerous for several reasons. It can absorb into the building materials and undermine their stability, especially drywall and studs. It can soak into carpets and create a soup of allergens, germs, and bacteria that can cause problems for people with allergies, especially if the water is coming from outside the home. Floodwater from a ground or body of water will always harbor contaminants and possibly sewage. You need to call a flood damage control company like SERVPRO to come in and inspect your home and rapidly begin the water extraction process. Sanitizing will be necessary.

The first thing is to stop the leaking. If it is simply a stand-alone pipe, it might be able to be turned off. If not, or if you are not sure where all of that water is coming from, turn off the main water line, usually at the curb.

The next step is to turn off as many appliances and devices as possible that use electricity. As you know, electricity and water do not mix. Do not walk through standing water. Only turn off your main electrical panel if the area is dry.

Before the water damage restoration company arrives, open as many windows as possible for ventilation and air circulation. Run your A/C to help reduce moisture and humidity, but only if no smoke from a fire is present. This will also diminish the chance of a mold infestation.
 
A wet-vac, if you have one, can be put to use at this point. The faster you can start the process of removing small puddles of this water, the better. If water has covered the entire carpet from a severe exterior water intrusion, don't waste your time, leave it to the pros.

When SERVPRO arrives, the IICRC-certified technicians will use water extractors that suit your home's condition. Pumps, wet-vacuums, sump pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, and finally foggers for disinfecting, and deodorizing will be used. Your New Smyrna Beach flood damaged home will receive top notch restoration. We restore when possible to lower your expenses. When you return home, you will feel "Like it never even happened."

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville water and storm damage specialists, have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property in New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and Cocoa quickly. Call us 24/7 for emergency help. (321) 264-0205

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