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After A Flood In Your Augusta Home Call Our Crew For Help!

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Regardless if you have recent or older damage from flooding, call us today at (706) 750-0200 to schedule a visit.

Remediating Flood Damage To Augusta Homes

Augusta is one of the most desirable and beautiful cities in the South. That location also leaves it vulnerable to flooding from hurricanes and other severe storms that strike our part of the state.

The first step in dealing with Augusta flood damage is to remove it immediately. SERVPRO response teams carry commercial grade pumps in every service vehicle so they can begin operation within minutes after arriving in the home. If the storm took down nearby power lines, we could also bring in a generator for continuous electric support.

Our teams can clear most homes in a day or two and then switch to smaller extraction devices to draw water out of carpets and the wood floors common to our area. Since floodwater contains outside soil and other contaminants, we cannot guarantee 100% success with cleaning efforts. Instead, technicians dispose of the carpets and carpet pads after extracting the water to make removal easier.

To preserve wood floors, SERVPRO technicians use a mild cleaning agent with an anti-bacterial chemical to eliminate the health threat while removing the contaminants. Next, they install exhaust fans to draw out the inside, damp air. That increases the rate of natural evaporation which helps dry the floorboards while reducing the risk of swelling, cracking, or splitting.

As they restore the floors, other team members remove the furniture for cleaning. They place everything up on pallets and blocks to allow water to drain. Technicians then place fans around the furniture and other affected items to increase air circulation and speed up the drying process. After increasing the airflow, they wipe down surfaces with a mild, anti-bacterial cleaner to remove contaminants that can penetrate veneer and paint to harm the wood underneath.

If the water rose high enough to affect upholstered items or curtains and drapes, they have more cleaning options. Technicians use cleaners and pump-up spray bottles to generate a foam which effectively cleans surfaces without further soaking property. For smaller water spots on covered sofas and chairs, team members can also use injectors to force cleaning agents directly into the fabric.

At SERVPRO of Augusta, our goal is to return each home to the same, beautiful condition owners enjoyed before the flood. Regardless if you have recent or older damage from flooding, call us today at (706) 750-0200 to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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