Our Experts Discuss The Hazards Of Flood Damage In Your Gatlinburg Home
Hazards from Flood Damage Sweeping through Your Gatlinburg Neighborhood Needs Efficient Cleaning
Mucking through your Gatlinburg residence after a flood can be a dangerous and disappointing activity. A mixture of silt, mud, debris, and broken pieces of glass can cause injury. Unseen contamination also exists. SERVPRO's specialists understand these dangers and the best ways to eliminate them, protecting your family and your property from continued risk and damage.
The uneven landscape that makes our area so beautiful also puts residences in Gatlinburg at high risk for flood damage. The torrential speeds that carry water from higher elevations to lower sections of our city cause that water to dig deeply into looser soils, loading it with a variety of substances, then pushing it into the homes within its path. Once inside, the water can force its way underneath cabinetry, inside furniture, and into walls, closets, and stairwells.
Because we're a locally owned and operated business, our diverse team of specialists can respond almost immediately to any calls regarding flood damage. When we hear about flooding in the area, we begin preparing those last-minute preparations, saving time, and making us even faster. One thing we never forget to bring is our personal protective equipment or PPE.
Before we start doing anything, we use a strong but people-friendly disinfectant to make exposed surfaces safer for us to handle during our work. We use this again later after we finish cleaning everything up for you, to ensure that your family's risk of related health effects dips to normal.
For removing soils dumped into your home, we need buckets, shovels, and gloves, and boots for each team member. After we remove the majority of these deposits, we bag up any solid debris remaining. We use double bags for this, so we bring a large roll of them with us.
Floors can remain covered in silt that we need squeegees and a hose to rinse off with clean water. Part of the debris we removed earlier might contain pieces of flooring that disintegrated as part of the house's flood damage. What we leave behind, however, is clean enough for our building services team to start taking measurements for new flooring.
Wiping down surfaces, including walls, lower portions of furniture, stairwells, and other places, let us see where water might remain trapped. We use our InjectiDry system for these, to extract water through the adaptor. The purpose of this system is to force warmed air into such places and speed up evaporation and subsequent drying. Other machines include our powerful desiccant machines and dehumidifiers.
Because flood damage increases the number of microbes inside your home, we also use air scrubbers. Often, these makeup part of a negative air chamber, where we can work on a specific section of your home. It can also work to make it possible to dry out anything inside more efficiently.
SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties can partner with you to restore your Pigeon Forge or Jefferson City home after food damage displaces your family. Call us at (865) 429-8885 for fastest service.
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