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Things to Remove when Flood Damage Affects a Lynn Home

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Flood damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have the experience and training you need.

With SERVPRO, Flood Restoration Is Convent in Lynn

Accumulation of unwanted materials is a common outcome of flooding. Apart from the intruding water, silt, and mud, items inside the house also deteriorate, contributing additional unwanted substances. Removing all these materials is essential to resolve flood damage problems in Lynn homes.

Some materials are more susceptible to the flood damage at your Lynn home than others leading to irreversible changes. The changes could develop from physical deterioration, heavy soiling, or contamination. Several advantages accrue when you involve SERVPRO, including safer and faster removal of unwanted matter.

Contaminated materials needing immediate removal:

  • Flood water
  • Carpets and pads
  • Silt or mud
  • Drywall

Water accumulation is the main issue during a flooding incident, so it is essential to clear it from the property as quickly as possible. Floor materials such as carpets and pads are usually fully saturated, and unfortunately, cleaning them cannot eliminate all traces of contamination. Once floodwaters settle on surfaces, residues like silt and mud separate, so removal must factor in how to address such materials.

Appropriate Removal Procedures

A method can be deemed appropriate in facilitating flood removal if it meets or exceeds certain criteria. SERVPRO technicians have significant work experience, which eases decision-making.

Factors influencing the choice of flood removal methods:

  • Level of thoroughness
  • Possibility of damage to surroundings
  • Safety for the technicians or occupants

Some floor coverings such as carpets and pads are easily peeled off the surface. However, the removal should be procedural to avoid injury or damage to baseboards or trim. Our SERVPRO technicians use pry bars to wedge out the baseboard conveniently. We then unfasten the carpet from the tack strip before unrolling it. Since carpets are considered hazardous material after flooding, cutting them into small pieces helps ease disposal.

There is no reason to remove the entire drywall panels when only a small area is affected. Our SERVPRO crews make flood cuts 2 inches above the visible water line. You can replace the removed pieces and refinish the spot, eliminating the traces of damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield helps remove all deteriorated or hazardous materials from a property. Call us at (781) 593-6663.

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