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What Specific Issues Need Addressing After Flood Damage in a Woodbury Home?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Storms and flooding can cause significant damage to your home.

SERVPRO Relies on Experience and Loss Evaluation to Determine What Issues Need Fixing

The damages can be significant, whether it is the storm or resultant flash flood that leaves your property inundated. A simple overview of the situation may not help you understand what you need to restore your Woodbury property to its preloss conditions.

Evaluating the flood damage at your Woodbury property helps paint a clear picture of the specific items affected and how you can restore them. SERVPRO uses advanced and straightforward equipment, especially when assessing moisture intrusion, thus gaining actionable information.

The typical scenarios you must address include:

  • Dealing with wet materials
  • Repairing physical damage to roofs, windows, and trim
  • Removing contamination
  • Managing odors

Excessive moisture is the main problem caused by flooding. Wet materials are weak, unsightly, or unusable. They also keep deteriorating the longer they remain moist. You must decide whether to dry the materials or remove them from your property entirely. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians can help you make an informed decision. For instance, carpets and upholstery are salvageable through cleaning and drying if flooding does not involve contaminated water. Wall materials such as insulation must be removed and replaced since the loss of R-value, matting, or rusting renders them unusable.

Flooding, especially from a storm, can involve significant physical damage. A torn roof and shattered windows are some common damages. Since replacing the damaged materials may not be possible immediately after the loss, stop-gap measures are necessary. Our SERVPRO crews install roof tarps and board up other openings to protect the interior areas of your home.

Flooding also involves some unseen problems. Contamination and foul odors are two common issues that are not seen but still need addressing. Decontamination and deodorization also share other characteristics. For instance, you might need to remove some structural materials or contents to address the two issues. Our SERVPRO teams also use chemical products to decontaminate surfaces and manage odors.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove handles flood damage professionally, eliminating guesswork. Call us at (651) 314-4631. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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