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Water Removal Experts Protect Homes and People's Health

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding Restoration Requires SERVPRO Help

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage with Fast Water Extraction

One of the worst natural disasters known to exist is the flood. Sometimes homes are flooded by a leak inside the home. Other times the water comes from external sources, making the damage to a home even worse than if it had been only clean water flooding a small area.

When it comes to water removal services in Chattanooga, homeowners should understand that getting the best results come from their quick reaction to the emergency. This fast initial move is vital because external water sources are typically highly contaminated with pollutants, such as sewage, chemicals from runoff, and other solids, and will often contain biohazards capable of causing illness or even death. These pollutants and contaminants must be removed completely before your belongings can be safely handled and used again.

We can handle all of the water in your home, starting with the removal of standing water with our pump trucks, and then followed by our specialized equipment. Some equipment is designed to raise the temperature of your home's structure, while at the same time creating a high air flow that will whisk the humidity created to the outside. With the water disposed of after removal by the pump truck, our team will begin restoring your home's interior.
In addition to drying and restoring your home, we will also clean and sanitize everything. Risks from floods are all too real, and can pose threats to safety for months after a flood has receded. Other equipment is used to extract water and moisture from upholstered furniture, wooden structures, and walls. We will use dehumidifiers to increase the speed of the drying process, and as we do this, we will monitor the moisture levels in various areas of your home. This monitoring can be used as documentation to show insurance companies the work done, and also to future prospective home buyers who are interested in purchasing your home.
These risks are not only from waste and sewage, but also solid and liquid contaminants that were brought in with the floodwaters. Silt from riverbeds is very fine and will remain suspended in flood water as long as there is turbulence, even from weak ebbs and flows. Silt may be very fine but can harbor pollutants and even carcinogens from local businesses. 'Water removal,' when done correctly, is much more than just removing the standing water. It's removing any risks present, and getting your home restored, so it's "Like it never even happened."

Whenever you're in need of water removal, large or small, call us! SERVPRO of East Chattanooga can be reached at (423) 326-1406, 24/7, and we will respond as soon as possible to begin working on getting your home returned to its intended state.

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