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8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Serious illness can result if contaminants from a flood damaged home are not properly controlled.

Flood Damage

Whenever there is a flood, there is damage caused by the water as well as the possibility of health risks. Knowing that these risks exist can help you protect yourself and your family from harm.

Holiday has many homes that might seem well-protected from flood damage, but new construction from roadways and businesses can change floodplains, seemingly overnight. These changes can be entirely unexpected, even to experienced surveyors and other planners in the community. Knowing exactly how water might react to the shifts in the terrain after large amounts of snow melt, or springtime rains, occur is very difficult. Your home may be located in what was once a formerly dry area, but this is not the only location that can be damaged by flooding, even when it remains untouched by floodwaters. The interior areas of your home, well above the flood line, can also become damaged by flooding. The damage higher levels of your home receive might not be as contaminated as lower levels are but this only covers one area of damage and does not preclude other, 'cleaner' types of damage. Upper levels of your home can still become damaged by flooding simply because of the higher levels of moisture in the air inside your home. When moisture evaporates it can travel to drier areas within the home. When these areas are affected in this way, they are often overlooked. Water of any kind that has saturated a home often leaves behind an awful scent. In addition to restoring your home's interior structure, we can also provide the best solutions for combating odor problems that are left behind. This, as well as completely drying out your home, go a long way toward preventing future problems related to flood damage.

Serious illness can result if contaminants from a flood damaged home are not properly mitigated.  At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we understand that the entire home needs to have all water removed by pump truck, and then we can work towards the goal of reducing the home's entire moisture level back down to normal levels. Repairing damage and restoring a home the way it should be is more than just fixing the appearance of the home. The interior environment is much more than just the materials used to build the home.

SERVPRO of Tarpon can be reached at any time, 24 hours a day, weekends and holidays. Call us at (727) 934-5555. We know that emergencies are never expected. Call us, and we can start working on making everything “Like it never even happened."

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