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Flooding and how we Remediate at SERVPRO of El Cajon

3/11/2024 (Permalink)

Photo of Commercial Flood loss Flooding in a commercial building in El Cajon due to winter storm.

Flooding can cause significant damage to a home, affecting its structure, contents, and overall safety. Here's an overview of the types of damage flooding can cause and how SERVPRO® of El Cajon typically remediates them:

  1. Water Damage:
    • Floodwater can saturate building materials such as drywall, insulation, flooring, and wood framing, leading to structural instability and mold growth.

SERVPRO Remediation:

    • Here at SERVPRO®, we use advanced water extraction equipment such as pumps, vacuums, and moisture detectors to remove standing water quickly and efficiently.
    • We employ industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out affected areas thoroughly, preventing further damage and mold growth.
    • Our highly trained Technicians monitor moisture levels and adjust equipment as needed until the property is completely dry.
  1. Mold Remediation:
    • Moisture left behind after flooding creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can pose health risks and further damage the property.

SERVPRO Remediation:

    • We at SERVPRO follow industry-standard protocols for mold remediation, including containment of affected areas to prevent the spread of spores.
    • We use specialized equipment and antimicrobial treatments to remove mold colonies and prevent regrowth.
    • Our technicians also clean and sanitize affected surfaces to eliminate odors and improve indoor air quality.
  1. Content Cleaning and Restoration:
    • Floodwater can damage or destroy personal belongings, furniture, appliances, and other household items.

SERVPRO Remediation:

    • We offer content cleaning and restoration services to salvage belongings whenever possible.
    • We use specialized techniques and cleaning products to remove stains, odors, and contaminants from various materials.
    • Our technicians may also utilize advanced equipment such as ozone generators and thermal foggers to deodorize and sanitize items affected by flood damage.
  1. Structural Repairs:
    • Floodwater can cause structural damage to walls, floors, ceilings, and other building components.

SERVPRO Of El Cajon Remediation:

    • We coordinate repairs and reconstruction as needed to restore the property to its pre-flood condition.
    • We only work with licensed contractors and tradespeople to complete structural repairs, including drywall replacement, flooring installation, and structural drying.
    • We ensure that all repairs meet industry standards and local building codes.
  1. Insurance Assistance:
    • Dealing with insurance claims after a flood can be overwhelming. We assist homeowners by documenting the damage, providing detailed estimates, and communicating with insurance adjusters.

Overall, SERVPRO of El Cajon’s comprehensive approach to flood remediation involves prompt response, thorough cleaning and restoration, and professional expertise to minimize damage and restore the property to a safe and livable condition.

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