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Our Storm Damage Experts Discuss Tips for Performing Flood Cleanup In Your Agoura Home

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips for Performing Flood Cleanup In Your Agoura Residence

Flooding can happen unexpectedly. In just minutes, flash floods can build up raging waters, while some floods may build up after a few days. Some flash floods occur with no sign of rainfall, and they carry loads of deadly rocks and mud. During the rainy season, urban flooding often occurs in Agoura, especially at roadways and intersections, and the water ends up in homes.

It is advisable to perform flood cleanup in your Agoura residence as soon as possible to avoid high repair costs. When cleaning up your home, it is essential to take safety precautions. You can take the following precautions to ensure safe flood damage cleanup:

    •    Floodwater often contains contaminants, creating a health risk. Therefore, wear personal protective equipment like gloves, eye-protection goggles, and watertight boots before entering the flooded areas.
    •    Be careful as you walk in a flood-damaged house. Loose, damp ceiling plaster is dense and hazardous. Before moving around, knockdown hanging plaster. Look out for walls on the floor and loose boards that may have exposed nails.
    •    Turn off the electricity while standing on dry wood or plastic to avoid electrocution.

Flood damage is often too much for homeowners to fix alone. It is advisable to get help from SERVPRO restoration experts. We have the cleanup and repair skills and the equipment that helps reverse and prevent further damage. Flood cleanup involves removing the floodwater, drying and sanitizing the affected structures and contents.

Any water intrusion incident presents variables like the time water has been in the building, hazardous substances in the water, and mold contamination. Therefore, we take time to identify and resolve safety hazards before proceeding with the restoration project. Our technicians identify all external risks like structural and electrical instability and take measures to ensure safety.

Silt in the floodwater is so fine, and it can penetrate the wall cavities. Even after extracting the water, the silt can remain in the holes. The only way to eliminate it is by removing the finish materials over the cavities. Besides the structural problems, another big concern is decontamination, which involves removing unrestorable materials and sanitizing the salvageable ones. Our SERVPRO team can use disinfectants and germicides that can kill 99 percent of organisms they contact on the surfaces where we apply them.

When floodwater enters a home, removing it and drying the structure fast is critical. SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can handle the cleanup process efficiently. Call us any time at (818) 991-6292. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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