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Did the Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Your Orlando Home?

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Did the Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Your Orlando Home? Heavy rains happen often in Florida and cause flood damage.

Strategies to Eliminate All Traces of Flood Damage in Orlando

Water tends to migrate throughout a property after flooding in Orlando. Although large quantities of water can pool up and are straightforward to remove, cracks and crevices in the floors and joints between walls and baseboards allow some water to drain into cavities. It is crucial to eliminate both the standing water and any hidden moisture to avoid progressive deterioration and secondary concerns like mold damage.

When heavy rains create overland flood damage in low lying areas of Orlando, foundations, crawl spaces, and ground level living areas are all at risk. Waiting for the water to drain away rather than taking more aggressive action is not recommended. Allowing flooding to remain more than 24 to 48 hours can accelerate mold growth, and soaked building materials rapidly deteriorate.

Flooding damage restoration is one of SERVPRO’s core services. The crew sent in response to your request for assistance is highly-qualified, trained in IICRC protocols and strategies proven to deliver successful flood damage remediation results. Once we pump out and extract visible water, our employees use thermal scanning and moisture meters to locate trapped water.

SERVPRO also uses innovations like specialty drying equipment to pull moisture out of several levels of flooring. The negative pressure technology suctions out water that percolated below the surface of hardwood and other floors using mats that adhere to the surface. Hoses attached to the mats use our truck-mounted extractors to evacuate the water that drained beneath the surface.

This system can also be set up to pull moisture from cavities behind walls. Another way SERVPRO gains access to the hidden water is by using flood cuts, portions of wall material removed near the floor. Once we extract the seepage, the openings permit us to direct airflow into the damp areas to complete applied structural drying.

Drying of building materials requires a balance of air movement, heat, and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO monitors the moisture levels as we run a drying perimeter to ensure we meet the drying goals determined by our crew chiefs.

SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva offers residents top-notch flood damage abatement services. Contact our team 24 hours a day, year-round at (407) 788-3124.

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