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What is the Most Common Cause of Flood Damage in Destin?

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flood waters rising in a living room due to storm damage Finding that your home was flooded can cause some panic. Call SERVPRO right away for drying out services.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property After Common Tropical Storms

One of the general causes of flood damage in Florida homes is seasonal tropical storms. Due to the unique geographical location of the state on the Atlantic ocean, storms can sweep in from the waters and bring intense rain, strong winds, and flooding. The rainwater from the storms can get inside of your home in a variety of ways. Debris can break a window, intense wind can force open an entrance, or an open window can allow gallons and gallons of water into your property. When it comes to flooding inside of your home, it is wise to seek professional help immediately.

As soon as we get your call, we can dispatch an estimator to your home to inspect the flood damage in Destin. The estimator can get a general idea of what our techs need to handle while they make their way to your home. We strive to keep you well informed and involved in every step of the remediation process. The estimator can listen to your concerns about your belongings and what is a high priority for you.

When our SERVPRO techs arrive on the scene, they can begin to extract the flood water as quickly as possible. We use industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums and pumps to remove the water from your home. Using these devices allow our techs to remove the water fast, which is essential because stagnant water can cause damage to the structure of your home and open the doorway to further problems such as mold.

Some floods can bring chemicals and bacteria into the house with the water, but not always. In many cases, the flood can merely carry in dirt, sand, and debris. Our SERVPRO technicians can send your valuable belongings to our cleaning headquarters to rid them of dirty stains caused by the floods. Afterward, SERVPRO can check the moisture levels of your home and then dry out areas in need of service.

Flood Damage Restoration

Our team can be at your residence within hours after you contact us and can start assessing the job as soon as they arrive. Identifying, the source of water in your house is the first thing our team does in emergency situations. Before the crew can proceed, they must stop the source of water flowing into the home. Next, the team can extract the excess water and thoroughly dry the structure.

After the drying phase, the team can inspect your home for the level of damage and checks how far the moisture has traveled inside the structure. The restoration phase may include the use of deodorizers to remove odors. When cleaning carpeting, the team may need to treat both sides of the carpet as well as the floor with an appropriate EPA-registered disinfectant. The crew may also use fogging equipment to eliminate odors in carpeting before and after cleaning the carpet. To clean hard surface flooring, we can deodorize your floors by mopping them with an appropriate disinfectant or by using a ULV fogger if there is severe damage to the floors.

Before the job is complete, we check the walls, ceilings, and flooring for damage. If necessary, our trained crew can remove and dispose of any unsalvageable materials with your approval. Plus, we work with your adjuster.

If seasonal storms leave your home flooded with water, do not delay. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552. We strive to arrive and return your home to its pre-flood condition quickly.

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