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When Tallahassee Attics Experience Flood Damage

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

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How Certified Professionals Tackle Attic Flood Damage in Tallahassee

Over the next three decades, Florida residents can expect flooding to occur in tens of thousands of homes, with some estimates as high as 68,000. With this in mind, preparation is key to minimizing damage. However, flood preparation does not always translate to being able to restore your home after the fact. Without proper, thorough cleaning, attic flooding in any home can lead to structural damage inside wall cavities, as well as the destruction of insulation and other crucial structural components.

In the event of flood damage in your Tallahassee rental home, certified SERVPRO technicians strive to bring you thorough and professional disaster mitigation to minimize costly repairs and make it safe to dwell in once more. If left unchecked, you can be at risk for mold and dry rot, as well as warping and cupping in the attic from porous surfaces absorbing water.

SERVPRO uses a variety of tools and techniques to address and mitigate damage in your home, starting with a wide array of moisture measuring tools. These technicians can even use infrared cameras to evaluate areas behind structures like walls and ceilings for signs of water damage. In cases of flooding, many items may have to be discarded, including insulation, due to sanitary concerns, mold, and other issues.

While it may not seem particularly dangerous at first, floodwater often carries microbes and contaminants that can affect the safety and integrity of structures without professional mitigation. Biocides are applied twice in environments that suffer from potential sewage contamination: before cleaning to prevent the spread of microbes, and then after cleaning to minimize exposure further.

The cleaning process after flooding involves careful extraction of any remaining standing water with portable back-mounted extractors, and, if needed, truck-mounted pumps, as well as removing porous, water-affected materials. Thorough disinfection and drying of remaining items and structures are also necessary. During the drying process, industrial-grade centrifugal air movers are crucial to the drying process because of their ability to pull moisture off of surfaces for dehumidifiers to capture and eliminate from the home.

SERVPRO of North Leon County can be at your home within hours to ensure that it looks, "Like it never even happened." When disaster strikes in your home, you can always call (850) 536-6599 for high-quality professional cleanup.

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