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Our Certified Experts Are Committed To Restoring Your Grand Junction Home After A Flood

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

This garage experienced a flood and we brought in our dehumidifiers to dry out this space after taking out any wet dry wall.

Flood Damage Plus Sludge Needs Cleanup in Grand Junction

One of the biggest problems with sudden flood damage is all the things that arrive with it. A mere half-an-inch of the water has the potential to leave behind substantial loss in a home.

Technicians approach flood damage in Grand Junction properties with care. The water gets tested to determine any contaminants, including sewage, that may be present. This action allows the techs to choose cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties as needed.

Sludge is Not Uncommon

Flood damage water often does not arrive cleanly in a home. It picks up everything along the way, including dirt, debris, chemicals, and more. SERVPRO techs have experience dealing with the thick, wet sludge that coats everything it lands on. The techs remove the water using portable pumps or, in cases where a large amount of floodwater requires extraction, trash pumps make quick work of the removal.

Disposal of Contaminated Items

Unfortunately, many things floodwater saturates has no restoration potential. Items such as carpet and padding need disposal. Non-porous items often respond well to both abrasive and immersion cleaning methods with SERVPRO's exclusive professional-grade formulas.

Common Issues with Flooring

When large amounts of sludge-bearing flood water saturate a floor, it is common for tile and glue-down carpet to delaminate. They generally do not have restoration possibilities and require disposal. In some cases, hardwood flooring may have recovery potential if the cleanup efforts began quickly enough after the initial water loss event.

Common Issues with Walls

Sheetrock wicks moisture quickly, and to halt the damage, the techs measure above the water line and cut away the wet building materials. The removal of the insulation also occurs to open up the wall cavity fully for drying.

Prepping the Property

After drying the loss area, SERVPRO techs ready the property for any reports. Everyday actions include cleaning with sanitizing solutions and the application of antimicrobial products.

Flood damage cannot wait for cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181; the techs are available 24/7 to remove the water loss and restore the home to its pre-flood condition "Like it never even happened."

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