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Some Critical Mistakes With Flooding in Campbell That You Should Avoid

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Proper Cleanup is Necessary after Flood Damage in Campbell

When property floods, various contaminants are introduced. Proper cleanup helps make the property habitable again and also forestalls future problems. You can only clean your Campbell property thoroughly if you understand the contaminants you are facing. We offer professional restoration services to help deal with the different aspects of damage “Like it never even happened.” 

Among the likely problems in cases of flood damage in Campbell is sewage backup. Because sewage is heavily contaminated, removal of porous materials in the affected area before cleanup is necessary. Carpets, pads, and insulation are among the porous materials that should be removed from the contaminated site. Our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise required to handle such removals safely. After removal, we pressure wash the affected area and use professional cleaning agents to eliminate any contaminants left. 

Floodwaters soil the affected areas with mud and other types of dirt. It can even sweep pet waste into concealed places. If such waste stays in place, it leads to foul odors in the house. Our SERVPRO team anticipates such issues, so we check and clean all nooks and crannies where waste may lay hidden. 

Mold infestation is common after a case of flooding. Mold spores are ever-present in any environment and only require enough moisture for growth to occur. Since some of the surfaces affected by the floodwaters, such as wall cavities, remain hidden from view, mold can proliferate long before it is detected. Our SERVPRO technicians remove drywall to access wall cavities for cleanup and thorough drying, diminishing any chances of mold growth. 

Airing the affected property is necessary because it eliminates excess moisture from the air. The process also helps dry any wet materials entirely through evaporation. It is possible to do this by opening doors and windows in ideal conditions, which exchanges the moist indoor air with drier outside air. This approach is known as an open drying system. Our SERVPRO teams use a closed drying system that seals off the affected area, separating it from outside air and air from other parts of the structure unaffected by flooding. After such isolation, it is possible to dry the property faster using air movers and dehumidifiers. 

To overcome challenges from flooding, call SERVPRO of Campbell at (408) 371-4001. We are available 24/7. 

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