Flood Damage in San Antonio Kitchen Needs Extensive Cleanup
SERVPRO’s Rapid Response and Training Can Save Your Home from Further Flood Loss
Dealing with flood damage is something no homeowner wants. However, when it happens, the cleanup needs to begin quickly, or the amount of loss has the potential to increase.
When flood damage in a San Antonio home happened, the water pooled around an exterior door leading to the kitchen. The homeowner moved some small items up and off the floor but could do little else.
Locating Areas of Moisture
Even though SERVPRO techs arrived quickly after the initial call for restoration services, much of the water had receded. The techs use their moisture detection equipment to locate moisture under floors and behind walls.
Once the loss area has all the areas of moisture identified, the techs extract the water using portable pumps. The detection equipment showed moisture in the subfloor, so the techs carefully removed the tile to open up the substrate for drying. The toe kick under the cabinet required removal, so the extractions wands could get underneath and allow airflow. The baseboards around the room were removed and inspected for the potential of cleaning and reinstallation to save the homeowner the cost of replacement.
SERVPRO techs set up a plastic tent over the exposed floor and created tubing from air movers to direct the warm, dry air directly over the substrate to concentrate airflow over the subfloor. Dehumidification equipment worked to port away the captured airborne moisture to rapidly dry the loss area. Specialized drying equipment such as the Injecti-Dry system is ideal for forcing air where the baseboards got removed or under cabinets to ensure those areas attain drying goals.
Deodorization is a Must
To ensure the musty calling card smell of water does not remain in the home, the technicians use various odor control methods depending on the scale of the issue to leave the property smelling as clean as it looks.
SERVPRO of Braun Station at (210) 267-2159 has the equipment, experience, and certified technicians to handle any type of flood damage in your home and is available 24/7 to make it "Like it never even happened."
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