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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flash Flood Damage in Chattanooga

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

A flash flood in Chattanooga last week caused this commercial building to experience flooding in many parts of their facility. Because the damage came from flood waters, it was considered a category 3 water damage. Category 3 water damage is known as "black water" and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents like harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness if you come in contact with it or ingest it. When you have any type of water damage, it is important to call the professionals right away. The commercial building called SERVPRO of Chattanooga as the flooding was happening and we were able to assess the damage and help stop further damage. 

Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and technology during the mitigation process. In instances like the flash flood where water may get behind walls, in ceilings, and under floors, we utilize infrared cameras to detect moisture that we cannot see. Our industrial strength equipment effectively removes and dries the water. After each day of drying, we use moisture sensors and other instruments that measure and monitor the moisture and humidity levels so that the restoration of the property is complete and thorough. The use of such equipment keeps mold and other lasting damage from occurring.

If necessary and in this situation, we will sanitize the property by using OSHA approved cleaning products to disinfect and stop the growth of mildew, bacteria, and other harmful micro-organisms. By working quickly and thoroughly, we can lessen damage and save you money, "Like it never even happened."

As you can see, it is vital for commercial property owners and maintenance directors to act quickly to prevent additional damage as a result of floodwaters. If you have questions or need to schedule a service, call SERVPRO of Chattanooga at (423) 326-1406 today.

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