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How Crucial is Cleanup in Restoring Flood Damage in Sevierville Properties?

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

dark storm clouds and lightning Floodwater can contain contaminants. SERVPRO knows how to safely remove the floodwater from your home.

SERVPRO Performs Water Clean Up to Restore Visual Appeal and Eliminate Hazards

Looking through your Sevierville home after a flood damage incident, you may not realize the complexity of the cleaning processes necessary to restore the property to its preloss state. Removing gallons of pooling water and any chunks of debris from damaged materials only does part of the job.

You have to deal with visible and invisible soils after flood damage in your Sevierville home. The visible soils include mud and silt from outside the structure, dyes, rust, and other residues generated when materials inside the property deteriorate. Invisible soils are mostly contaminants such as biohazards or chemicals. SERVPRO restoration teams rely on physical approaches and the use of chemical agents to clean all affected areas of a home, eliminating the effects of flooding, “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning as part of flood restoration may involve processes like:

  • Biohazard remediation
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Rodent clean up services

The difficulty level for any cleaning task depends on the type of affected material and, in some cases, the type of soiling. Removing soils from most nonporous surfaces or contents is easier since it is possible to use aggressive methods. For example, pressure washing or the use of detergents strips away mud from tiled surfaces. Porous materials require a gentler approach.

Removing the cocktail of residues deposited by flooding requires various chemicals, including:

  • Antimicrobials to stop or limit the growth of microorganisms
  • Disinfectants to destroy harmful materials
  • Deodorizers to eliminate any unpleasant odors

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties provides the necessary resources to clean property effectively after flood damage. Call us at (865) 429-8885. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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