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Why Should I Hire a Restoration Company for Water Damages Caused by Flooding?

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Shows flooding in a basement This flooded basement in Charlotte, NC was caused by a recent storm.

Invading water is a destructive force for a structure, especially when the moisture contains contamination such as waste or chemicals.  Water from sewer lines and rivers contain contaminants that can cause disease, sometimes even life-threatening. Contaminants from floods may include waste from animals, fuel, fertilizers – just to name a few. Floodwater can create an ideal environment for fungi, viruses, bacteria and parasites.  Injuries or even fatalities can occur due to causes such as structural problems and wet electrical wiring in a flooded building.  The technicians at SERVPRO of South Charlotte the threats present in a flooded building and have the equipment and training to negotiate or eliminate them.

We follow a standard remediation process that includes removing large items from a building to assess the damage. Standing water is extracted.  Items such as insulation, baseboard, carpeting, drywall and paneling are typically beyond repair and are removed for disposal.  Our technicians can install air movers and dehumidifiers to dry materials and reduce humidity.  We will monitor moisture and humidity levels with meters to ensure items dry quickly to help avoid mold growth.  The drying process requires several days to complete.  After a building is dried, it is possible to rebuild interior structures with new drywall, insulation and baseboards. 

SERVPRO of South Charlotte provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Call us today at 704-333-7737

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