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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flood Damage Experts Nearby to Cape Canaveral

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Stormwater Extraction is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Water Cleanup and Restoration Services

Being close to the ocean makes Cape Canaveral susceptible to flooding. High-speed winds and excessive rain often cause damage to your home or condo. If water levels outside get deep, then the rainwater possibly leaks into your house from the bottom of door seals.

High-speed winds sometimes blow branches or other objects into windows or the exterior walls, causing a hole for water that allows moisture from the rain to enter your building. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians in Cape Canaveral have experience with mitigating water damages of all kinds. Rainwater sometimes presents challenges due to water contamination.

Often water coming from the outside has high contamination levels. Contaminated water can cause foul odors to exist inside a structure. In any water damage situation that does not involve clean water, our SERVPRO experts may test the water to figure out how contaminated it is. If the levels are high, soaked, porous materials inside the home may need replacing.

If the contamination levels are low, it is sometimes possible to mitigate the problem with extraction and drying. Many times we save your insurance company money (and you) by preventing costly replacement of building materials or contents. During the extraction process, we use specialized equipment to pull moisture out of your house.

After water gets extracted from any carpet, upholstery, or hardwood floor, we begin the drying step. Our goal is to create the ideal environment during a dry-out project to speed up the evaporation process. We start by taking moisture levels, temperature, and humidity readings using specialized instruments.

We then set up air movers and dehumidifiers that accelerate evaporation by circulating the area with warm, dry air. Sometimes other more specialized drying equipment or techniques get used for drying out specific building materials. For example, sometimes, we use injection drying equipment that pumps air into wall cavities drying out the wall's studs. This unique equipment, the Injectimatic, is on our trucks, ready for use when needed.

Sometimes water coming inside a structure from the outside causes damage to the building's HVAC system. Usually, the HVAC ventilation system is located in the attic or crawlspace and is difficult to access. If the vents are stainless steel, it is possible to dry and clean them. If the vents contain fiberglass insulation, the insulation gets pulled out and replaced.

If the ventilation system does not get cleaned, a mildew or mold smell may develop inside the house. For professional help with water damage in your home after a rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 for help 24/7.

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