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How SERVPRO Sanitizes Flood Damaged Pensacola Homes

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment stacked in storage facility This is a peek at just some of our equipment that we use to dry your home. Call us today for all of your storm damage restoration needs.

Why Hire SERVPRO to Cleanup and Sanitize Your Flood Damaged Pensacola Home

Natural disasters like heavy rains and hurricanes can cause flooding in your Pensacola home. Apart from causing loss of property, flooding can also leave other harmful effects in its wake, including contamination of drinking water and mold growth. Human health is at stake whenever floods occur.

After a flood damages your Pensacola home, inform your insurer about the loss. If it was necessary to leave your house temporarily because of the flooding, look out for structural damage before entering it. To prevent health hazards, throw out any food or medication that may have come into contact with floodwater.

You should also protect yourself from the floodwater contaminants. Wear rubber-soled closed-toe shoes, full-length jeans, latex or rubber gloves, and long-sleeved clothes as you clean up your home. Mosquito-based ailments can also occur following a flood. Therefore, apply effective insect repellents. Some tools and supplies you need to clean up your home include:

  • Shovels
  • Squeegees
  • Buckets
  • Mops
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Brooms

Floodwater can penetrate many surfaces can cause hidden destruction. The water forces itself into cavities and insulated areas of your house. This moisture cannot return to the environment quickly. If you do not address it, it could migrate to other areas and cause further damage. Therefore, it is crucial to hire professionals from SERVPRO to assist you with cleaning up, disinfecting, and drying your home.

We can remove standing, muddy water using self-priming trash pumps. We classify these pumps as trash, semi-trash, full trash, or slurry pumps based on the size of solids they can pass. Full trash pumps can pass solids over 3”. Semi-trash pumps can pass solids less than 5/8″ while trash pumps can pass solids up to 1¼″. Slurry pumps can carry fluid containing mud and sand.

Our technicians can also use antibacterial agents to disinfect affected surfaces and nonporous items. If some of your porous possessions are unsalvageable, we can dispose of them. Our SERVPRO crew can then dry your home using desiccant dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers use chemicals known as desiccants that readily absorb moisture in the air the equipment processes.

If your home in Perdido Key, Goulding, or Sanders Beach has flood damage, you need experts to handle the water intrusion problem effectively. Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola for help. Our emergency helpline is (850) 469-1160.

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