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The Necessary Cleaning Processes After Flood Damage in Your Cape Canaveral Home

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Enhances the Essential Role of Cleaning in Managing Flood Damage

Flooding outcomes vary greatly, so the response mounted should be adapted to counter the cleaning is one of the standard restoration procedures whether your Cape Canaveral property is affected by a major or minor incident. Cleaning takes different actions to be effective against all the problems caused by flooding. 

When properly done, cleaning can take care of more than just the soiling left after flood damage ravages your Cape Canaveral home. For instance, timely cleaning can minimize the physical deterioration of materials, thus saving you the cost of replacing or repairing them. It is easier to get such results from cleaning when working with a better-equipped team like SERVPRO.

The Four Common Actions You Have to Complete During Cleaning Include:

  • Removing all the water
  • Cleaning soils and residues
  • Decontamination
  • Deodorization

Removing water from the house is essential, otherwise cleaning would not bear fruit. In many cases, the flood water recedes on its own, leaving few areas of the house submerged. However, you cannot simply assume that all the water is gone because you do not see any pools on the floors. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect basements and wall cavities for signs of trapped moisture. We have portable extractors with storage tanks, so it is easy to remove distributed patches of water. 

Floodwaters are heavily contaminated and therefore contaminate most of the materials in the house. Some materials are easy to decontaminate through thorough cleaning and application of biocides. All sections of wood framing, including floor joists, studs, and ceiling rafters, are restorable, provided sufficient cleaning and decontamination is used. Our SERVPRO technicians spray broad-spectrum disinfectants on such surfaces before cleaning with detergents and physical agitation.

Unusual smells are common in a property after flooding. They can be caused by the soils deposited in the property or microbial growth processes. One common method of managing odors is using water-based odor counteractants that easily mix with cleaning solutions. 

SERVPRO of Central Brevard considers every flood damage restoration procedure crucial, thus dedicating enough resources to resolve it. Call us at (321) 638-4947. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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