Flood Damage In Your Helena Home
Spring Melt and Storms Can Bring Flood Damage to Helena
Although the past winter months in Helena have been drier than average, homeowners cannot rely on a lack of snow when preparing for the possibility of spring flooding. As the warmer months approach, snowmelt joins with rains as potential flooding risks. Low temperatures dip to or below freezing into April, freezing the ground, unable to absorb rain runoff. With nowhere to go but overland, torrential rains leading to flash flooding can find its way into basements and crawl spaces.
Fast, Safe Response Is Crucial After Flooding
You have no time to wait when storms bring flood damage to your Helena home. If water collects in the lower levels, deterioration of building materials begins immediately. Our team has comprehensive Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training in water damage recovery, including scoping and accommodating safety concerns like electrical and slip and fall hazards.
Water Extraction Challenges
Removing the water swiftly is the priority after contamination considerations are met. Floodwaters also bring far more than moisture into your home. They sweep over the ground and pavement, picking up chemicals, organic waste, and even sewage if the storm drains are overwhelmed. Waste drains inside your home can back up after overland flooding. SERVPRO crews manage the contamination complications in a variety of ways:
• Broadcast spraying of disinfectants at the beginning of the project
• Shoveling out silt and other solid debris for appropriate disposal before pumping or extraction
• Erecting a negative pressure air scrubbing system in the workspace to prevent drift of hazardous airborne pathogens
• Containment of the contaminated of water for disposal following local regulation
Cleaning and Drying
After we extract all the liquid water and check for any trapped behind structural components in recesses and building cavities, the SERVPRO crew focuses on cleaning and disinfection. We match the soiling to our proprietary cleaning products, making sure we remove all residues. Application of EPA-registered antimicrobials follows, to inhibit the growth of molds and kill and remaining pathogens. Finally, we use moisture data gathered throughout the project to determine drying goals. Using air movement, temperature manipulations, and dehumidifiers, we bring the moisture levels in your home back to normal.
Count on the training, equipment, and experience of SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls to mitigate and remediate storm and flood damage to your home. We respond to your call 24/7 at (406) 458-6008.
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