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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Monroe Home After A Flood

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

When floodwaters come quickly into your home it can cause extensive damage. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Flood Damage in Monroe Property Bedroom Needs Fast Cleanup

Getting away for a long weekend is great, coming home to flood damage in your Monroe home is not so great. Even clean water gets demoted to a category three biohazard rating after 48 hours, and once groundwater sits that long in your home, the result is extensive damage from the water.

The longer water sits without cleanup efforts, results in considerable loss from flood damage. When a Monroe homeowner arrives to flood damage, her first call was to her insurance agent and then SERVPRO. The odor of stagnant water permeated the downstairs bedroom from a tree limb breaking a window and caused rainwater to pour in from locally heavy storms.

A minimum of four days had passed since the intense storms, and on arrival, our technicians engaged the following safety practices:
Understood this as Black Water contamination
Used EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaners
Wore personal protection gear (PPE) during cleaning as contact with this type of water has the potential to result in illness.
Tarped over the window to stop any further damage

SERVPRO technicians scoped the room to determine where the water migrated.The mattress in the water damaged bedroom absorbed the majority of the incoming water and was the source of the strong odor. Our moisture detection equipment found water did not reach the subfloor, and the area rug under the bed received a minor amount of water damage.

We advised the homeowner the mattress would require discarding as there are no sanitization treatments for category three biohazards to return it to a level of cleanliness for reuse. The homeowner instructed our certified Flood Damage Restoration Technician to discard the mattress, rug and saturated bedding but was thrilled to find we were able to save and restore her vintage metal bed frame and matching side table through our specialized cleaning methods. We understand the feelings of our clients and always try to salvage their possessions and treasures whenever possible.

Our goal is to take the stress of a home disaster off the property owner as much as possible. After cleaning, drying, and sanitizing the water loss areas in the bedroom, we gave the homeowner our detailed Contents Claim Inventory System that includes all mitigation actions along with photographs to expedite the claims filing process.

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 when flood damage affects your property or possessions. We have the equipment and restoration services certifications to handle any type of storm damage, plus we are based locally and We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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