How Can SERVPRO Clean Clearwater Homes After a Flash Flood?
Flash flooding can be a devastating force. We understand how a focused effort in the mitigation stages can be critical to protecting a property and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach team has certifications and extensive experience with:
- Flood restoration
- Water removal services
- Content cleaning
- Mold remediation
- Water damage remediation
- Sewage cleanup
- Leaking roof from storms
Fast Response When Every Minute Counts
Storms are not uncommon to our coastal community, making events like water surges or flash flooding a persistent threat. With severe weather happening in all seasons, there is value in the fast response and readiness of our SERVPRO disaster recovery crew. From the right personal protective equipment you see in the video to thorough debris removal and water clean-up, the team is ready 24/7.
This video shows multiple looks at our SERVPRO Green Fleet. From pickup trucks to large-scale production vehicles like our RV or box trucks, showing up in force can make a difference in the mitigation process. We have trailers and trucks pre-stocked with water removal tools and drying equipment to begin emergency services as soon as our professionals arrive.
Muck-Out Cleaning and Debris Removal
The video shows some images of what our SERVPRO professionals come upon when responding to flash flood incidents. Heaps of mud and debris can completely overtake lower levels of a structure or crawlspaces, making prompt mitigation and cleaning vital to protect and preserve the property. Another shot shows our team protected from biohazard contaminants and picking up loose debris and damaged structural elements, and bagging them up for disposal. Various initial cleaning methods can prepare your property for post-flood cleaning and disinfection.
Multiple factors of flash flooding can lead to a need for repairs and reconstruction. We have a general contractor license (CBC-1250662) to provide many restoration and recovery services, beginning with controlled demolition. Intruding water can degrade and oversaturate materials like drywall, ceiling systems, and flooring. Flood cuts are often a critical approach to overcome the spread of flood events, and you can see what these cuts look like in the video as well. Our technicians remove a portion of the base of wall systems for more efficient drying and cleanup. Once flood cuts have been made at an established dry line, the evaporative drying equipment can be placed at these structural openings to promote fast moisture removal.
Getting Back to Life as Normal
We know that what our customers want the most after flood damage is to get back to normal life before this widespread destruction. With controlled demolition completed and the mitigation finished, our SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach team can clean and treat surfaces with detergents and antimicrobial biocides for disinfection and inhibiting the growth of microbial colonies.
When flash flooding damages your home in any way, musty odors and other foul smells can overtake the space. We know that comfortable life cannot happen when harsh odors assault you at every turn. We have multiple neutralization practices and equipment to help overcome this obstacle. Some include:
- Thermal fogging
- Hydroxyl generators
- Ozone machines
- HEPA air scrubbers and vacuums