Destructive Storms can Leave East Lynn Homes with Flood Damage
Act Fast to Lessen Flood Damage to East Lynn Homes
Storms that pass through East Lynn can easily cause flood damage to parts of your residence. Even if your neighborhood does not flood, lower levels of your property can find themselves underwater.
We act fast to decrease the severity of flood damage homes in East Lynn sustains. Letting water from flooding recede on its own can let microbes and other problems begin in earnest. Mold and mildew can grow as soon as 24 hours after cellulose-containing materials become wet. Flooding allowed to remain inside your home can also cause:
- Odors from microbial activity,
- Destroyed flooring, and
- Drastically elevated humidity.
Bad odors after flooding are expected. SERVPRO pumps water out when it is more than a few inches deep with a submersible pump. Lower levels can still cause aromas to develop, so we use handheld units to extract the water and make it so we can rinse hard surfaces with clean water and use disinfecting sprays. Desiccant machines also help make the home arider, decreasing the number of microbes.
Flooring of all types can succumb to flood damage. Wood rapidly warps, carpeting and padding retain contamination, and tiles can come loose and unglued. Our construction team can start working on these as soon as possible. While carpeting and padding cannot be saved due to contamination, we can salvage wood flooring and tile. Salvaging these materials helps us restore your home “Like it never even happened.”
Average, comfortable humidity inside your home makes the air easy to breathe. Reduced humidity also helps your home’s heating and cooling work with normal efforts. Extracting water is the first step toward correcting the humidity level.
Quick action is only possible when homeowners call us as soon as a problem arises. Flooding might affect only certain areas in your neighborhood. You need to take action quickly if you see rising water inside your home during a storm.
SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield is always ready to send mitigation crews to your home. Call us at (781) 214-3705 for emergency services to protect your property.