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Here is What You Should do for Your Storm Damage Situation in Taunton

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

flooded home Flooding can quickly affect your home's contents and structure. Make sure to get the help that you need right away with team SERVPRO.

Hidden Moisture Following Flood Damage in Taunton

A flood is never a welcome natural disaster and can have a huge impact on your life especially if you have to evacuate due to contamination, loss of power, or the work happening around your home. After a flood, it is important to assess all of the damage and take care of it as quickly as possible to mitigate further damage. 

Flood damage in your Taunton home does not just mean removing excess water. Since flood water is contaminated it is important to reveal any impacted materials hidden within your home so that they do not fester, potentially growing mold and producing an offensive odor. 

SERVPRO restoration specialists use equipment such as infrared (thermal imaging) cameras and moisture sensors to find the location of hidden moisture pockets. They may also use moisture meters to see roughly the amount of water. When necessary, restoration specialists open walls, built-in closets, stairs, and flooring, to find pockets of saturated materials containing excess moisture. 

If they find materials inside that are wet, most likely they will remove these construction components to decontaminate and clean them, or replace them if they are not salvageable. However, restoration by cleaning is always preferable to replacing, if at all possible. SERVPRO restoration specialists use a HEPA vacuum to clean up dry particles and debris. Some surfaces, like concrete or tile, require wet cleaning which uses a cleaning detergent like Wall and All Surface Cleaner or Orange plus to thoroughly clean and disinfect the surface. 

It is crucial to note that you cannot completely decontaminate surfaces after a flood with wet cleaning on its own. You also need to use an antimicrobial (biocide) such as Sporicidin or Concrobium. The dwell time of the antimicrobial agent on any surface needs to be at least 15 minutes for it to be effective. Technicians and residents should also avoid breathing in the chemical agent.

For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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