Flooding from Lake Lamonia Can Cause Extensive Damage
The Equipment and Skill of SERVPRO Can Rescue Your Flood Damaged Property
Despite the recent increase in pleasant weather, there are still thunderstorms, and scattered showers predicted next week. As much as we are happy hurricane season is over, concerns of flooding are still with us here in Leon County.
There's no way to avoid flood damage around Lamonia. With Lake Lamonia so close, it is a part of regular life. Since each SERVPRO office is a locally owned franchise, our managers and employees know exactly what the local concerns are because we live in the communities we service; and are trained to rigorous IICRC standards and have available the best equipment in the restoration industry.
If you do have flooding in your home, the first thing to do is stop the source of the water. If it is not from storms, but rather damaged plumbing, turn off the water to your home if you can. Also turn off the power if you can safely do so. Then call us. Once our response team arrives, they can begin to prevent further damage while setting up commercial vacuums and water extractors to remove water already present. Technicians can also block or temporarily cap broken pipes. Stop the bleeding, and then start the flood damage restoration service.
Once standing water is removed, smaller extractors will be used to begin drawing water out of carpets and wooden floors. Our extraction equipment can draw water from joints where concrete floor slabs meet. As the extractors do their job, our SERVPRO technicians will also set up special heaters that dry out carpets and floors without damaging carpet fibers or warp wooden flooring. If the carpets are salvageable, we can also "float" the edges by lifting the material away from the tack strips to enable the injection of a strong air flow from our devices. They will also set up commercial dehumidifiers to draw water out of the air, reducing moisture levels to normal.
Upon completion, our inspectors use special testing equipment to ensure each method used is successful. This verifying of healthy, dry conditions are needed to provide you with a livable environment and get you back home. "Like it never even happened."
We are proud to serve our neighbors and help return them to a normal life after a disaster. If you have a flooding problem, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 today.