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The Biggest Problems With West Monroe Flood Damage Lie Below the Water Surface

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Facing flood damages can be overwhelming. Contact team SERVPRO when your home is flooded for efficient remediation services.

Why Flood Damage Mitigation and Restoration Work Includes New Flooring in West Monroe

Invading floodwater covers your West Monroe home's floors, just like it covers the ground outside in your neighborhood. However, the ground suffers very little when compared to the damage your flooring materials sustain.
When a residence in West Monroe experiences flood damage, the flooring in the home goes through many detrimental changes. Carpeting becomes saturated with silt and other small-sized debris particles, including microbes, wood swells because of its tight-fitting construction, tiles loosen as their backing glue disintegrates, and linoleum also suffers wherever water seeps underneath through the smallest openings. Areas of crawlspaces and other open areas can become so saturated with water that it leaks through, affecting floor beams and joists.
SERVPRO can help mitigate the damage and stop it from progressing further. Restoration work requires us to work quickly and steadily to prevent water from spreading from one area to another. While one of our teams is working on removing soaked materials, another team is busy setting up drying equipment. Other technicians work with our detection equipment so we can keep accurate records of the progress made on your home's restoration. We also train employees to specifically take inventory of soiled belongings and to record accurate inventory information as they box these items up for cleaning and deodorization.
Flood damage renders most flooring types in such ruined condition that restoration becomes futile. We remove these, so the installation of new flooring becomes possible. These damaged materials hold water in the underlay, preventing thorough drying, an essential requirement for the proper installation of new flooring. Just as we check other areas of your home to ensure their moisture content readings match industry standards, we also examine the floor in several locations. To speed this up, we use large air movers, heaters, and desiccant machines. We also implement air scrubbers to reduce the number of microbes in the air, helping prevent mold infestations.
We can discuss with you the available options for new flooring and point out options that sustain less damage in similar situations. This is particularly helpful to families who live in floodplains and other low-lying areas that might experience flooding again. Flooding can happen at any time, and previous flooding never means it cannot happen again.
SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe responds Faster To Any Size Disaster, including flood damage, to those in Claiborn, Sterlington, and Bawcomville. Call us at (318) 353-4343, so we can help you in the mitigation and restoration of your home.

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