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The Next Things to Immediately do After Flood Damage in Everett

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Residences Not Spared When Heavy Rains Cause Flood Damage in Everett

Nationwide, the news is full of stories about flooding after extreme weather events, and Everett is no exception. Although the media might concentrate on the effects on schools, businesses, and municipal buildings, your focus sharpens to the crisis in your home if floodwaters invade. Although we count large properties within our capabilities, assisting residential customers to recover from flooding is a priority and one of our commitments to our community.

Relentless Rains 

The tales are the same, no matter your Everett address. Flood damage follows heavy rains, rivers cresting down roadways and across real estate even if the nearest waterway is miles away. Showers that dump two or more inches an hour can cause devastation. Basements fill from overland flooding, and any vulnerability in a roof allows water to pour in from above as well.

Professional Help a Must

When puddling of water in the corner of your utility room occurs during a fall downpour, a quick mop and bucket might be all that’s needed. On the other hand, if several inches of water start items to begin floating, SERVPRO can offer the extra help needed to return a chaotic mess to “Like it never even happened.”

Merely Waiting for Draining Not an Option

Although it might feel tempting to let your floor drains do their job, choosing that as your only option ignores the fact that water goes where it will, and not just down the drain. SERVPRO technicians use a range of moisture detection devices to follow the flow and seepage of water, ensuring we find and extract all of it. Thermal imaging cameras use pictures/videos to illuminate the temperature differences that can signal trapped caches of water. Moisture meters help pinpoint which structures absorbed water so we can concentrate removal and drying efforts there.

Contamination Concerns

Floodwater carries contaminants into your home, including landscaping chemicals, animal waste, and debris of all kinds. Street storm drains fail to do their jobs, forcing sewage back into your home. Human waste can expose your family to bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, potentially risking illness. SERVPRO professionals are trained to contain and dispose of the hazardous waste that flooding presents. We also use EPA-registered disinfectants on affected surfaces and spaces to kill lingering pathogens and inhibit mold growth.

SERVPRO of South Everett commits to helping residents trying to cope with the overwhelming list of issues they face after flood damage. We are available at (425) 367-4484 round the clock, and use industry best practices to mitigate and remediate any size disaster. 

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