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How To Help The Mitigation Process After A Flood In Pensacola

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Carpeting is one of the most easily damaged parts of the home in flood damage.

The Flood Mitigation Process

SERVPRO stresses a strategy of mitigation, committing our technicians and our resources to flexible schedules and round-the-clock response times to reduce costs and lessen the impact of floods and other disasters wherever possible. However, SERVPRO is not the only ones who can help with mitigation: there are some actions that you as a homeowner should perform to get your home drying quicker and protect your belongings. Doing these simple tasks after a flood could save you thousands in restoration costs and days or weeks of time on repairs.

Take Care Of Carpeting
Carpeting is one of the most easily damaged parts of the home in Pensacola flood damage, but fast reactions and proper care can help to save some carpets and rugs where they may be unsalvageable after only a few hours' exposure. Remove contrasting colors from one another to prevent bleeding. Try to remove and prop up wet carpets, rugs, and upholstery to keep them from soaking any longer. Finally, remove any small items from the carpeting to keep extra damages to a minimum. Remember to wear close-toed shoes and pants when working with carpets, as broken material or tack strips may still be present and waiting to inflict harm if you are not careful.

Start The Drying Process
Starting the drying process early is one of the most critical factors in controlling severe damage to floors, walls, and structural components. Getting your air conditioning up and running should be an initial priority. After that has taken care of, try removing some lighter spots of water damage by mopping and blotting. SERVPRO can handle heavier damages like standing water and soaked materials, but removing small puddles on your own could make the difference for your floor.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is ready around the clock to respond quickly to your flood damage call. Just drop us a line at (850) 469-1160 for our assistance.

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