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Flood Damage is Likely in Highland Park When Strong Storms Pass Overhead

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Flood damage from a storm can bring dangerous biological and chemical contaminants into your home.

Rely on professional remediation services when a storm causes damage to your home

Storms with an overabundance of rainwater can overload an area quickly when the hard, dry ground fails to absorb any of the water. Running downhill helps protect homes from flooding, but this is not always the case. Natural or altered topography can prevent this from happening.

Highland Park is relatively flat, and flood damage can easily occur because rainwater has nowhere to travel. Spread out, small depressions in the ground fill quickly with water. Homes that rest in these locations experience flooding before others in nearby areas might.

Areas like this can experience slowly ebbing floods, but the damage is similar to others from faster-moving water. Even a small amount of damage should receive professional attention. Without having a company such as SERVPRO providing remediation services, secondary losses become much more likely.

Our employees learn and gain experience on the job and also receive internationally accepted certificates from the IICRC. Flooding brings in much more than water – it also carries biological and chemical contaminants into your living space. Proper removal of these unwanted contaminants and any other debris that has washed in must happen quickly.

Pumping out excess water and ensuring everything regains a normal state of moisture helps preserve your home. Microbial growth can affect residents afterward unless measures to prevent this happen. Saving walls and floors from destruction is easiest when work immediately begin after floodwaters recede.

Flooding in the lowest level of a home raises the humidity level inside the entire home, making it necessary to keep doors closed, preventing moisture from spreading as easily. Keeping doors closed can also reduce the ability of mold spores to travel. Along with our dehumidifiers, air scrubbers make the air much cleaner and free of most pathogens. Air blowers, which keep moisture from settling anywhere and prevent it from being absorbed into dry materials, help lift moisture from all surfaces in the home.

Hidden areas in your home, such as crawl spaces and under porches, also require professionals who can restore a dry environment. Left alone, these areas can quickly become places for water to stagnate and become breeding grounds for insects, microbes, and rodents.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Montgomery want to put their IICRC certificates to work for homeowners in our area. Restoring your home with professional mitigation is a priority after flood damage. Call us at (334) 273-0992 whenever your home needs attention.

Visit http://www.highland-park.org/ for more information about Highland Park.

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