SERVPRO and Flood Damage
SERVPRO and Flood Damage
In Texas flooding can be common, even multiple occurrences in one year in some places when you say the woods “Flood Damage” people tend to think entire neighborhoods under water or feet deep of water in their basements. Homeowner insurance policies rarely cover Flood damage, so find out if you are at risk for a flood, and talk to you insurance to find a good flood policy to cover your home, as mitigation and repairs can be very costly.
SERVPRO of South Garland is an expert in mitigating flood damages to your home. The thing that most surprises clients is the many different ways a flood can keep causing damage to the home even after all of the water is removed.
Sewage and plumbing: if the home stays under water for too long the plumbing system can be put under a lot of stress and be overwhelmed and could be damaged, this can cause a plethora of problems including but not limited to joints breaking, sewage backups, and clogged pipes. Septic tanks can be affected in the same way; the cleanup gets more expensive and much more intense when this happens.
Microbial Contamination: this contamination can cause health hazards, especially is sewage get into your home. This microbial life can impact breathing, and cause other health concerns with your intestines, kidneys and even your liver.
Mold and Mildew: if left untreated mold and mildew produce mycotoxins that can cause respiratory problems the can drive you from your home, many times when mold and mildew get into hard porous materials like sheetrock, the materials have to be removed and properly disposed of. Mold can be particularly hazardous for people with asthma or other respiratory issues.
Odor: Most people may think that this is a small thing in the big picture; however, many people can be allergic to just the smell and it can cause them to get sick. The smell may be an indicator of a more significant problem developing where you cannot see it, if left untreated you may get to a point that you cannot live in it, definitely not be able to sell it.
Electrical system: while the water may not reach most of the electrical system in most floods floor plugs and wall plugs near the floor are at a high risk of being compromised by flooding. If these outlets are affected by water they will need to be inspected by our SERVPRO of South Garland professionals in order to make sure that there is not a risk for fire when the power is turned back on.
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Flood water needs to be removed quickly and is a dangerous threat to you and your home. SERVPRO of South Garland understands that this is only the first step. Other hazards may have to be addressed before you are safe again in your own home. To begin the process or if you want to schedule an inspection to help prevent problems in the future, call us today at (972) 278-7871