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The Impacts of Flood Damage on Lafayette Properties

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damaged neighborhood; Fallen tree resting on powerline causing hazardous situation. Flooding causes hazards. Don’t go it alone – call SERVPRO. Our team is trained and equipped to safely dry and restore your home.

SERVPRO Helps Mitigate Damage from a Flood in Lafayette

Floods can strike in many ways, from strong storms to broken levees to snowmelt, and are difficult to predict. Therefore, most States always have some response plan, but it only covers some general aspects. When your Lafayette home is flooded, it is essential to determine its safety before rushing to begin the cleanup, as there can be unseen hazards.

Flood damage cleanup in Lafayette can be a tedious task, and you might get to a point where you realize the job is too big for one individual. Usually, there is more than just water to worry about as floodwaters ferry all the gross stuff. When they recede, they leave mud and silt behind in your home. SERVPRO has the necessary tools and supplies for the task. In this case, our crews use shovels or rakes to remove wet silt and debris, moving it safely away from your property.

Forms of Hazards:

  • Structural hazards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Biohazards

Floodwaters and strong winds can blow down power lines. Also, rushing water can erode the ground around buried utilities, thus causing breaks in gas mains. It is crucial to check for gas leaks outside your home and any dangling electrical wires.

Flood Repair

Restoration After a Flood May Require:

  • Removing damaged drywall
  • Removing flooring
  • Checking appliances
  • Moisture monitoring and control

The water causes varying degrees of damage depending on its severity affecting floors, walls, or contents such as furniture. Though they might be dry to the touch, they can harbor mold growth. A moisture meter is a great accessory as it helps detect dampness that cannot be visually observed. If the drywall has more than 10 square feet of water damage, SERVPRO technicians may have to cut the wet panels away. The cut is positioned a few inches above the visible water line. If the insulation behind is damp, we need to remove that, too.

Removing ceramic tile, laminate, sheet vinyl, and wood floors is necessary after flooding because moisture and silt collect underneath them, causing mold to grow. SERVPRO teams ensure that everything is clean and dry before installing new flooring.

SERVPRO of Lafayette provides cleanup after flood damage making it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (765) 420-0077 for immediate cleaning.

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