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Avoid Remediation Delays When Affected by San Antonio Flood Damage

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Avoid Remediation Delays When Affected by San Antonio Flood Damage When our area is affected by storm damage, the results can be overwhelming. Pick up the phone and immediately contact SERVPRO for effective remediatio

How to Keep Floodwater Removal in San Antonio Manageable

Floods happen when least expected, and the costs that pile up in the bid to restore the property to the preloss state can balloon to unmanageable levels. The costs emanate from the cleanup and replacement of damaged materials. Secondary damage can also happen in the bid to restore your San Antonio property if you make mistakes, driving the costs even higher. We are IICRC certified in ASD, applied structural drying and Applied Microbial Remediation enabling us to handle the removal process effectively.

Speed is necessary during floodwater removal in San Antonio to prevent the development of additional problems such as mold and deterioration of materials through rotting or rusting. Making the home habitable also eliminates costs such as external accommodation or eating out. Despite this, care is necessary to avoid exacerbating the problem. For example, before entering the property, you should turn off power at the mains to prevent the risk of electrocution. Using equipment affected by the floods is also not advisable to avoid damaging them further. Our SERVPRO technicians can handle the process speedily because of the experiences we have had. Our team members are also equipped with PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to protect them from hazards in the water.

Since the amount of water is usually high in most flooding incidents, having the right equipment helps fast-track the removal process. For water over two inches deep, a submersible pump is more effective. A truck-mounted water extractor is also faster than a portable one. Our SERVPRO technicians have different types of extraction equipment including portable extractors to handle all areas affected by the flood effectively.

Since water flows indiscriminately, it reaches concealed spaces such as wall cavities and the spaces below floorboards. Failure to extract such water can lead to recurring mold and bad odor problems. On the other hand, removing this water is not easy without tearing down the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians perform a flood cut two feet above the water line allowing easy access to the wall cavities. We also have specialized drying equipment such as the injecti-dry system and drying mats that help remove moisture from concealed spaces after cleanup.

Handling a flooding incident on your own can be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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