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Controlling the Effects of Flood Damage at Your Monroe Premises

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded office with furniture floating around everywhere If your office floods, contact SERVPRO immediately. Our certified technicians will formulate a remediation plan in no time! We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Offers Timely Flood Restoration for Monroe Homes

Property disasters like flooding are considered severe since they cause widespread destruction of materials and items in a commercial establishment. Once an incident strikes your Monroe property, you might focus on resolving flood damage only after it develops. However, you should not dismiss the possibility of reducing the destruction caused by such an incident.

Reducing the ravages of flood damage in your Monroe premises requires abundant knowledge of what destroys materials during a flooding incident. Contamination and exposure to excessive moisture are the main contributors since they cause physical deterioration, chemical changes, and microbial growth. SERVPRO can help you take action to contain such a decline.

Helpful actions during flood restoration 

  • Move-outs
  • Preventive decontamination
  • Controlled demolition 

The contents at your premises are directly vulnerable to flooding or exposure to the compromised environment. The level of destruction from the incident depends on the types of content you have. If you offer accommodation services, beddings and upholstery items would be a major concern since they are unsalvageable once groundwater contaminates them. In other businesses, appliances and stock items are vulnerable. Moving contents from the affected areas helps. Our SERVPRO crews evaluate the situation deciding whether to do a pack-out within the facility or a complete move-out.

Controlling hazardous materials

Floodwaters sweep dangerous substances like biohazards and chemicals into the premises. Exposure to these substances is detrimental to the people patronizing your establishment. Our SERVPRO technicians look for ways to manage such toxic materials. For instance, spraying EPA-registered disinfectants directly into standing or soaked materials helps.

Other useful actions

  • Pressure washing to remove solid wastes like sewage
  • Bagging and sealing contaminated debris for disposal
  • Demolition to remove porous materials

You may need to destroy some materials as part of limiting flooding effects. For example, wet drywall, insulation, carpeting, and other materials need to come off to facilitate proper cleaning and decontamination. When done professionally, the process is called controlled demolition since it is done systemically. Our SERVPRO technicians take precautions such as locating wall studs and vital utilities such as electrical cabling before cutting away the materials.

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe makes the necessary plans to control flood damage to property. Call us at (318) 345-5121. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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