How To Handle Flood Damage Situations in Cocoa
Common Flood Damage Situations in Cocoa and What to do About it
Flood damage and storm loss come in many forms to Florida properties. Because of the unique nature of each property, there is never a "one size fits all" approach to water cleanup.
SERVPRO technicians map out each job site in Cocoa with flood damage. They determine the path of the water and all areas it migrated into.
It takes both training and equipment to perform the complete cleanup of floodwater. The technicians undergo extensive hands-on scenarios for both everyday and unique water damage situations to learn the best practices during mitigation.
Move Items When Water Enters
At the first sign of a water issue, move upholstered furnishings, area rugs, and wood furnishings away from it. If there is no time, remove heirlooms and items that are personally important to a save place. Avoid contact with groundwater.
Start Cleanup Efforts As Soon As Possible
The less exposure the structure has to excessive moisture, the more restoration potential there is. If the water entering the home is rainwater from a roof leak, that is considered clean water and does not hold hazards if humans come into contact with it. Groundwater, however, needs testing by SERVPRO technicians to determine the presence of chemicals, toxins, or sewage.
Lowest Levels Get Hit Hardest
Homes with crawl spaces require fast action to remove any standing water and lower the excessive humidity, or it sets the house up for further damage and mold issues. SERVPRO technicians have the equipment to remove the water, lower humidity, and apply antimicrobial sealants to inhibit mold growth.
Water Odors After DIY Cleanup Means Moisture Remains
One of the most frequent issues found in homes post-flood damage is a musty odor that remains. This is a heralding sign that those previous efforts left moisture behind. Along with the weakening of building materials, mold infestations may develop.
SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 works to turn around flood damage in homes in the local area. Our certified technicians have the knowledge to limit the loss and make it, “Like it never even happened.”
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