Types of Bad Advice Santa Maria Homeowners Get About Flood Damage
Trust SERVPRO’s Experienced and Knowledgeable Technicians With Your Home’s Flood Damage and Advice
When bad things happen in a home such as flood damage, one of the first things many people do is lookup online for instructions on how to fix the situation themselves. This action has the potential to cause even more loss and personal injury in some cases.
Safety for all is a priority for SERVPRO technicians during cleanup and restoration in Santa Maria homes with flood damage. When groundwater enters a property, it carries a rating as a category three bio-hazard. The reason for this is that anything it encounters along the way comes along for the ride and winds up in the house, which often includes bacteria and sewage. Homeowners and pets should avoid contact.
This Water Requires Testing
SERVPRO has different types of antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions. Once they test the groundwater to determine bacteria or contaminants present, they can treat the water to lessen the hazards of coming into contact with it during cleanup. Frequently given lousy advice is to pour bleach wherever there is standing water. This action can damage flooring, leave bleach spots in carpet, and ruin building materials. Although the techs don full-body protective clothing, including respiration, they apply the highest level of care when handling water loss of this type.
Bad Drying Advice
After flood loss in a home, a big mistake property owners make: running household fans on wet carpet. This does nothing to dry the padding or address the possibility of seepage into the sub floor. SERVPRO techs use an array of moisture detection equipment to locate water anywhere it migrates to ensure it all gets extracted with their professional equipment and dried entirely through the use of their high-velocity air movers and industrial dehumidifiers.
Disinfection is Crucial
Due to the unsafe elements typically found in groundwater, the cleaning of surfaces exposed to it is a big part of the restoration services. The use of specific antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agents assists not only in sanitizing but also inhibiting mold growth. Before use, the techs carefully assess the object or surface to ensure the correct cleaning method gets implemented.
SERVPRO of Santa Maria has the training and advanced equipment to restore homes from flood damage. Call their emergency response team at (805)922-5457, and the certified techs make the water loss, "Like it never even happened."