Don't Let Heavy Rains Damage Your Home Or Business
Call The Experts If You Have Storm Damage
Summer in Tarpon brings the promise of warmer temperatures and it also brings heavy rains and severe weather. Heavy rains can bring several inches of water in only a few hours. Rains like these can create flooding in the area from the ground becoming oversaturated, or overfilling storm drains.
Floods can come on slowly, giving you time to react, or you can have flash floods which develop in areas which are low-lying in under six hours. When any flood damage has affected your Tarpon home, it is a situation that you should handle right away. Leaving water to sit in your home only creates additional damage. Since disasters like these are never at a convenient time, SERVPRO of Tarpon always standing by to help.
The first method of flood damage remediation is to extract the standing water. We use various extraction tools to do the job. Extractors can be used in cleaning upholstery and carpeting, and for removing water from floors. Most of them have three main components which are a pump, heater, and vacuum system. All three components are used in cleaning carpets and upholstery, but only the vacuum is used when extracting water.
SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians can use either portable or truck mounted extractors. Portable types can be taken into your structure, allowing access to restricted areas. Truck mounted ones have the same components but are more powerful and have their own sources of power.
For a flood situation, we may use pumps. The strength of the pump is stated regarding volume capacity and lift. When standing water is over two inches deep in your home, we use a submersible pump with enough lift capability and volume capacity. We do not use the pumps if the water is contaminated with solid materials.
We pump the water directly into a treated sewer, usually into a toilet. We never dispose of cleaning wastes through the toilet if your home has a septic system. A Septic tank company is contacted if a large volume of water has to be removed.
After flood damage in your home in East Lake, Beacon Square, or Innisbrook, give SERVPRO of Tarpon a call. We can be easily reached anytime at (727) 934-5555, so do not hesitate to call.