Drying After Flood Damage Is Crucial For Your Dallas Residence
Flood Removal Tips Before Help Arrives at Your Dallas Home
The storms are intense year-round in the Metroplex area, and Big D is no stranger to flood damage. According to FEMA, an inch of water has the potential to result in $25,000 in property damages, this amount of loss compounds the longer the water remains in the residence.
Even though SERVPRO arrives quickly to Dallas properties needing flood removal, often much of the water has either wicked into sheetrock, migrated within the home or removed via mops or wet-dry vacuums by the homeowner. Other actions to take include:
- Avoid contact with the water if it is groundwater
- Move items off the floor to a dry area
- Turn off the electricity if there is a danger of water reaching the outlets
- Advise SERVPRO technicians if you have saturated area rugs or carpeting as they require extraction before removal from the home to diminish their weight
- If there is any danger of slip and fall accidents, avoid the area
When we arrive on the scene, we immediately scope the room to ensure we miss no areas of excessive moisture during the water removal process. This step includes using our detection equipment to "see" within walls and under floors. If water remains, there is the potential for mold or foul odors to become an issue. We may also need to drill weep holes for drainage or perform flood cuts to remove water-damaged sheetrock.
Our team members hold several certifications in the restoration sciences; among them are two we frequently use: Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying Technician. This training is invaluable for expediting the drying process. We use customized configurations depending on the needs of the structure. We have powerful air movers and also specialized equipment such as the Injectidry which directs air within wall cavities or small spaces to ensure thorough drying.
Once the premises verifies as hitting drying goals, we thoroughly clean and disinfect all water-affected surfaces to return the home to sanitary standards for habitation.
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is ready to respond to flood removal needs by calling (214) 361-7887. We are available 24/7 and have the equipment and experience to limit water loss to your home and property to make it "Like it never even happened."
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