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After Flood Damage, Be Careful Entering a Home in Northfield
Even after floodwater recedes below the level of your home's floor in Northfield, hazards can remain. As trained professionals, SERVPRO employees can see the majority of these much more readily than homeowners who still feel shocked at the damage done to their property.
While we understand the importance of your belongings and the structure of your home, we also know the implications of not seeing the dangers of a house with flood damage in Northfield. In addition to the electrical hazards of outlets, there are several others. Appliances that remain plugged in, for example, can shock someone just touching the exterior. You do not need to turn the device on to get shocked. We partner with licensed electricians who know how to test for safety issues and functionality.
Carpets and wood floors often sustain dramatic changes during their submersion while a home stays flooded. This can mean flooring no longer remains flat, with carpeting protruding in some areas, and wood floors either coming unglued from the underlay as well as within individual pieces. Carrying boxes or furniture out across floors in this condition can cause someone to slip or trip and then fall. Carrying heavy loads can make this even more dangerous.
Contamination of what might seem clean can cause people to feel safe when the area contains pathogens or other hazards to health. SERVPRO specialists begin decontamination upon entering a property with flood damage, reducing the risks associated with Category 3 water. Because water seeps into drier locations, we continue to apply disinfectants during our work. Once the home becomes completely dry again, we can discontinue these applications.
Helping families in our area by restoring their homes to preloss condition after a disaster strikes motivates our specialists to continue training to IICRC standards and obtaining additional certificates. Making your home safe again, “Like it never even happened.” is essential to all of us at SERVPRO.
SERVPRO of Cannon Valley can help your family stay safe during the restoration process after flood damage, and afterward, as well. Call us at (507) 334-2565, so we can mitigate the damage your Cannon Falls, Lonsdale, or Red Wing house sustained.
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We Have The Advanced Equipment Needed To Tackle Your Red Wing Flood Damage
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Why Professional Restorers Fix Flood Damage in Red Wing Efficiently
The time it takes your property to flood may be short, but the damage left is likely to take longer to address. As the floodwaters spread throughout the property, they soil materials and also compromise them structurally as the water is absorbed. Fast flowing water can also demolish some parts of the structure. We are IICRC certified, so we use different approaches to tackle all these problems restoring your property to preloss state within a reasonable period.
Some aspects of flood damage in Red Wing such as cleaning soiled areas and removing debris require significant resources for faster turnaround. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on advanced equipment such as pressure washers and powered multi-surface scrubbers to clean mud, sewage residues and other soils from surfaces. Working as a team also allows us to tackle different areas simultaneously ensuring we complete the job fast.
Apart from visible soils, floodwaters also contaminate affected properties with microbes from biohazards such as raw sewage and harmful chemicals such as pesticides that the floodwaters collect as they flow over open fields before reaching your property. Simple cleaning does not remove these contaminants effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their training to decontaminate property. For example, we spray EPA-registered disinfectants into the floodwater before starting extraction. We also use various OSHA approved professional cleaning agents to help sanitize affected areas. We remove porous materials such as carpets affected by the water because it is not possible to eliminate contamination from such materials through cleaning alone.
The damage caused by moisture can be as dangerous as the contamination. For example, failure to dry wet materials can lead to mold development in periods as short as 48 hours. Water also causes materials such as wood to rot or warp over time. Our SERVPRO technicians use various moisture detection tools like moisture sensors and meters to check moisture levels in different materials so that we can decide the level of drying required. Once we have the information, we use advanced equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to dry all areas.
In case of flood-related problems in Faribault, Northfield and Kasson areas, call SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 to help you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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Remediating Flood Damage In Red Wing
Red Wing residents understand that snow, once it melts, can flood their homes just like a thunderstorm. Despite a snowfall’s clean appearance, by the time it turns to water and finds its way under doors, and other points inside still carry the same soil and contaminants as rain.
SERVPRO teams first make certain the structure is safe for themselves and the residents before they begin to restore a home in Red Wing after flood damage. That means spraying an anti-bacterial agent on standing water and surfaces that were underwater at any time during the flood to eliminate the immediate health threat.
Next, team members begin removing the water while others start moving furniture out of the flooded area. They use the same equipment to remove both floodwater and uncontaminated water from a pipe leak; the difference is how they dispose of it.
Technicians can allow uncontaminated water to run anywhere, but floodwater they direct into the nearest sewer drain. If the drains are still flooded or otherwise unavailable, our teams pump it into a tank truck. Once they complete work, the truck delivers the floodwater to a treatment plant for purification and return to the local water table.
Meanwhile, other SERVPRO technicians clean flood damage from furniture and other property. They start by wiping down the surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to eliminate the contamination threat. If the floodwater deeply soaked into upholstered furniture, then our teams use a powerful fabric cleaner to eliminate and remove contaminants. They also serve to eliminate most odors as well.
The one item that our technicians do not remediate is carpeting. We cannot provide a 100% guarantee that the carpet is safe after cleaning, so we only recommend removal and disposal, just like with a carpet pad after it soaks up any water, clean or contaminated.
At SERVPRO of Cannon Valley, our goal is to return each home to its clean, safe, pre-flood condition. We hope that no one experiences flooding this winter, but if it does happen, call us immediately at (507) 334-2565 to schedule a visit from one of our restoration teams. We are here for you.
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Ultimate Solution Options for Flood Damaged Important Papers and Photos in Northfield
Crucial flood-damaged documents, books or photos can possibly be restored after an event. Contact SERVPRO right away to discuss.
Restoring Precious Books, Documents and Photos After Flood Damage in Your Northfield Home
As we move from the fall into the winter, the increase in rainfall over the next few months can cause flooding and road overflow. This phenomenon can be extremely harmful to properties and, in particular, ground level rooms which often house books, documents, and photos. It is only natural to assume that once these items have been saturated in moisture, the only option is to dispose of them. That is not always the case. With the right training, equipment, and expertise many of these items can be restored not replaced.
On arrival to household suffering from flood damage in Northfield or the surrounding area, our priority is to remove all standing water. With SERVPRO, this process is usually quick and painless thanks to submersible gas pumps and industrial scale water extractors. But what concerns homeowners the most is their possessions, some of which are expensive, others are sentimental and have been accumulated over several years in the property.
Books can become very fragile when saturated with water making the restoration process complex. Drying documents like this require freezing the water and then rapidly drying it to a vapor; avoiding the liquid state in between. A process your SERVPRO technician refers to as sublimation. This particular process can be expensive, so we communicate with you to decide which ones are necessary to salvage and which can be disposed of.
Once you have decided, we take an inventory of the selected documents and then perform a packet, taking them to a specialized facility where they are frozen. Documents that have been frozen are less likely to continue being damaged. SERVPRO can then decide on the best course of action. That remediation action could be vacuum freeze drying, Vacuum thermal drying or Air-drying.
At SERVPRO, we can prevent damage, but we cannot reverse the damage that has already been caused. In-line with the inventory taken, we can carefully return precious documents, books or photos to your property. Your technician can talk you through the outcomes of each item undertaken as well as those items that were not possible to salvage. We believe in "doing what is right by the customer" and promise an open exchange of the work carrying out and its results.
Damaged documents do not always have to be replaced, contact SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 to see what you could salvage.
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How Our SERVPRO Experts Will React Quickly To Flood Damage In Your Northfield Home
Flood damages in your Northfield home require professional restoration services like our SERVPRO professionals to overcome.
Reacting Quickly To Flood Damage In Your Northfield Home
Natural disasters are something that many Northfield homeowners find they cannot adequately prepare for, despite apparent precautionary measures. Something as destructive as a flood in your home can lead you to wonder how things can ever return to the way that they once were, especially if you can see the damage and invasive presence of the floodwater up close.
In truth, flood damages in your Northfield home require professional restoration services like our SERVPRO professionals to overcome. With the wide array of potential concerns that the flood has brought into your house, a homeowner does not have the appropriate equipment or training to handle the steps to restore their home to preloss conditions fully. This fact does not mean that you do not have a critical role in the process.
Apart from getting your insurance provider involved and getting the claims process started, you also have to ensure that the right professional team gets called quickly to alert them to the situation you experience. Whether the damage is widespread throughout the neighborhood or isolated to your house alone, reacting quickly to the emergency can help secure our team to arrive quickly and get started on preserving your home and its contents from worsening conditions.
Likewise, a fast reaction time to call our SERVPRO professionals can help us get to work on mitigation right away. This step lessens the impact and spread of the damage throughout your home until the restoration process can begin. Ultimately, the mitigation process allows the restoration work to take less time and be less labor intensive, giving you a restored home back as promptly as possible. Furthermore, your insurance company wants proof of the extent of the damage and a cost estimate to finalize claim proceedings, and our estimator and inspector can safely identify this catalog of damages to speed this process along.
When you experience flooding from any source in your home, you might find yourself surprised at how quickly this damage can spread and affect many areas of your residence. Make sure that you reach out to our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley restoration specialists as quickly as you can to allow us to save some of the at-risk items in your house and begin work on restoring it back to the way it should be. Give us a call 24/7 at (507) 334-2565.
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