Restoring Flood Damage Effects in Pensacola
SERVPRO Helps to Remediate Flood Damage and Get the Most of Your Homeowners Policy
2017 was one of the worst flood years for Pensacola residents, but every year, many of us have to deal with the loss of personal property. Furniture is especially vulnerable to flood effects, and unfortunately, that is what families pass down to the next generation.
In deciding to try and save property after flood damage, Pensacola residents need professional help. SERVPRO knows what is feasible to save or throw away and has extensive experience with insurance here in Florida. We can assist with not just restoration, but helping residents get every benefit possible out of their homeowner or renters policy.
Our guide when it comes to recommendations is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The agency provides information and suggestions based on cleaning cost and the latest data released by insurance companies. For example, a dining room set that sat in water several inches deep has damage to the finish and usually some minor wood warping.
If the table and chairs were in deeper water, then the chair upholstery is at risk. If we get to it quickly, SERVPRO technicians can carefully dry the fabric before it begins to bleed color or start to shrink. We remove the chairs to a dry area in the home or back to our facility. We place a dehumidifier in the middle of the chairs to remove moisture and set up an air mover to carefully blow warm, dry air over the fabric.
If either type of damage has already started, many insurance companies do not pay for restoration but go directly to replacement. If the owner still decides to pay for restoration, we make certain he or she understands the potential problems before we begin.
The tools and methods we use for upholstery fabric also work for drying the wood. We remove the finish completely if it the water already ruined it. Removal allows us to watch the wood carefully while drying it to avoid any secondary damage from over-drying the wood like splintering. After completing the drying process, we refinish the chairs, so they look like they did before the flood.
At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, it is more than a job to help you restore your property after a flood. As a locally owned business, every customer is also a neighbor. If you need our help, call us today at (850) 469-1160.
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