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Should Homeowners Try to Restore Fire Damaged Items in Frederick?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Professional Help is a Better Choice for Fire Restoration in Frederick

A house fire can burn and damage almost any item in your home. A blaze can burn some things entirely, while other items may be warped or smoke-damaged. We understand the need to get your stuff clean as quickly as possible. However, it is much better to call for professional help.

DIY attempts to clean up after fire damage in Frederick can worsen the problem. You might end up with streaky walls or soot smeared across surfaces. It is safer and more effective to let SERVPRO take care of the fire cleanup for you.

SERVPRO is available around the clock, every day. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can reach you and begin the fire restoration process.

Which Items are Salvageable After a House Fire?

When you see smoke-blackened furniture or soft furnishings, you might think that all your belongings are lost. However, with professional cleaning and restoration from SERVPRO, it is possible to restore many household items to their preloss condition. 

Our technicians assess the severity and extent of smoke and fire damage in your home. We let you know which items we can salvage and cannot. We have the equipment to clean a wide range of household items, including:

  • Wooden and metal furniture
  • Floors, rugs, and drapes
  • Ornaments and children’s toys
  • Documents, artwork, and photographs

Please note it is advisable to dispose of all food items within the vicinity of the fire. We always give you a realistic estimate of what we can do and the results you can expect to see.

What Cleaning Method is Best for Fire Damaged Items?

Efficient cleaning is more cost-effective than refinishing or replacing items. Cleaning also means you get to keep the article, which is good news. We train our technicians in a range of cleaning methods, including:

  • Dry cleaning
  • Wet cleaning
  • Spray and wipe
  • Foam cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning

We match the method to the type of fire damage. For example, dry cleaning is suitable for light to medium soiling when the soot is not greasy. Dry cleaning includes using feather dusters and sponges to wipe away dry residue. We can also use powerful HEPA vacuum cleaners to remove debris. 

Wet cleaning means saturating the items using either water or approved cleaning agents and is often used for heavier soiling. Sometimes we need to dry clean first to lessen the amount of soot before wet cleaning.

How Does SERVPRO Take Care of More Delicate Items? 

What happens when neither wet nor dry cleaning is an option? We can use gentler methods. Spray and wipe cleaning means using a spray bottle to apply a cleaning agent, which gives our technicians more control over how wet the material gets. Spray and wipe means we can target smaller areas, too. Foam cleaning is ideal for fire-damaged upholstery that might be at risk of shrinking or dye running if saturated. Our technicians agitate shampoo to whip up a good head of foam, then apply carefully to the affected upholstery using an upholstery brush. 

The key to effective fire restoration cleaning is a thorough understanding of each cleaning technique. We train all our technicians to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.  

IICRC certification covers the whole fire damage process, not just the cleaning part. You can rest assured that our technicians practice industry standards in every aspect, from assessing your home, cleaning items, and deodorizing to documenting the process.

If you need help with fire damage cleaning, call SERVPRO of Frederick County at (301) 662-1747. We are proud to say we always aim to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

What Is the First Step When Dealing with Water Damage in Frederick?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Extraction is the First Stage of Frederick Water Restoration 

Many things can cause water damage in Frederick homes, including a burst pipe, a leaking faucet or bathtub, or moisture seeping in from the exterior. When water damage strikes, the most important thing is to extract excess water quickly from your home.

SERVPRO has access to industry-standard tools for swift water damage remediation in Frederick. As a homeowner, your best first step when you need help is to call SERVPRO. We are here for you 24 hours a day, including holidays. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, so give us a call no matter the size of the spill.

Every Remediation Project Starts with Extraction

Before drying your home, we need to remove as much excess water from the floors as possible. The longer damp materials sit in your home, the greater the risk of damage spreading or getting worse. Extraction equipment is highly efficient, quite literally hundreds of times more effective than dehumidification. We use a range of equipment to perform the extraction.

  • Carpet wands
  • Portable extractors
  • Truck-mounted extractors 

Carpet wands are ideal for a first pass and to stop liquid migrating further across the floor. Wands are also suitable for glue-down carpet, where more aggressive extraction could cause delamination (when the secondary backing on the carpet separates from the primary backing.) Because they are small, wands are good for getting into tight corners.

Portable extractors help us get into more hard-to-reach places and make extracting moisture from multiple floors easier. We measure pump strength in both tank size and water lift. Portable extractors have tanks of up to twelve gallons and provide 140 inches of water lift.

Trunk-mounted extractors are powerful machines with up to 100 gallons or more tanks and provide 198.8 inches of water lift. Because truck-mounted units have their own power supply, they are the best solution when there is no power in your home or large volumes of water require extraction.

What Happens After Water Extraction?

Our teams adhere to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards when dealing with water issues. We follow a series of steps designed for maximum efficiency.

  • We set up air movers and axial fans to increase moisture evaporation from damp surfaces.
  • We use dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels in the air. 
  • We use moisture meters, moisture probes, and thermo-hygrometers to monitor moisture levels throughout the drying process. 
  • We tackle leftover damp smells using tools such as wet fogging and odor-fighting beads.

Our technicians select the best equipment for the job. For example, axial fans are more powerful than standard air movers and can move more significant volumes of air. Such fans are the best choice when we need to evaporate a lot of liquid quickly. Axial fans are also helpful for deodorizing, which is an integral part of remediation. 

Careful calculation of the placement of drying equipment is key to a job well done. SERVPRO does not leave anything to chance. We calculate and monitor at every step for the best results.

Your satisfaction is our aim. You can rely on our technicians to finish the job professionally. We always carry out a walk-through and check everything is in order at the end of the project, and we take a final set of moisture readings to ensure everything is dry. We will also walk you through your home and answer any questions or concerns. 

We are here for you if you need help drying out your home. Call SERVPRO of Frederick County today at (301) 662-1747 for fast and efficient service.

When Should I Call for Mold Damage Help in Frederick?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Call for Mold Remediation Help in Frederick at the First Signs of Fungus

Mold often does not seem too bad at first. You might notice a small patch of black, gray, or green fungus. A slight odor might be your first clue that there is a potential problem. The best time to call in professional help is as soon as you notice these signs.

If you are concerned about mold damage in Frederick, SERVPRO is Here to Help. Microscopic mold particles are present everywhere. However, under certain conditions, these particles form colonies. The tiny hyphae can eat organic materials such as paper, cotton, linen, or wood. If you do not tackle fungus quickly, it can easily spread throughout your home and cause further damage.

Can You Fix Mold Damage Yourself?

We do not recommend tackling fungal growth on your own. Many commercially advertised cleaners create more moisture and can worsen the damage. Our teams know which techniques and tools to use for your specific situation.

Mold easily spreads through the air or on clothes and shoes. The spores can also cling to pet fur. One of the critical parts of remediation is setting up containment to prevent further spreading.

  • Thick polypropylene sheets create a physical barrier around the affected area.
  • Negative air machines draw in particles and safely exhaust them.
  • Sealing doors, windows, and HVAC ducts make spores harder to escape.

We also use containment principles to set up clean rooms where technicians can change and remove personal protective equipment (PPE) before re-entering your home. We store equipment and clothing in cleanrooms to prevent spores from spreading.

Dealing with Visible Contamination

We train our technicians to tackle infestations using a variety of methods.

  • Scraping is often effective when removing mold from hard surfaces.
  • HEPA vacuums draw in loose particles.
  • Damp wiping with disinfectant when there is heavier soiling.
  • Soda blasting helps clean larger wood or stone surfaces.

Non-porous surfaces like metal, glass, plastic, and varnished wood, are easier to clean. We usually need to discard more porous materials such as drywall or carpet.  

We may need to carry out controlled demolition on fungus-infected materials in some cases. Rest assured that we will oversee reconstruction and repainting where required to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

What Can be Done About the Smell?

A moldy smell is often one of the first clues of a fungus problem. And those odors can linger, leaving your home smelling less than fresh. Deodorization is a vital part of any remediation project. We have several deodorizing tools we can use.

Wet fogging (also known as Ultra Low Volume fogging) is effective against mold smells. Our technicians use the fogging machine nozzle to distribute antimicrobial products into the atmosphere. The products kill off spores and restore freshness. 

We might also use a portable ozone machine. These machines generate ozone, which then causes a chemical reaction with odor-causing molecules. The ozone reverts into normal oxygen molecules when the process is complete, leaving no traces or residues behind. However, all people, pets, and plants must be removed from the premises before using an ozone machine. We will tell you when it is safe to come back inside.

Mold-retardant paint can also suppress odors. We clean and prepare all surfaces for repainting when necessary to ensure a professional finish.

If you notice the signs or smells of mold in your home, do not try to tackle it yourself. Instead, call SERVPRO of Frederick County at (301) 662-1747 straight away so we can help you.

How Can I Restore My Frederick Business After a Leak Without Disrupting my Operations?

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Call a Professional Water Restoration Service to Protect the Operations of your Business in Frederick and Eliminate Water Damage Quickly

If you own a beauty salon or a commercial warehouse in Frederick, you must pay attention to your establishment's general upkeep. Water damage can occur from a leaking pipe or other plumbing concerns, leaving some telltale signs along the way. Bubbling of vinyl flooring, discoloration on your walls, and even a musty smell should alert you to a leak. Rather than taking a wait-and-see approach, call a professional water service restoration company to inspect the incident.

In Frederick, your water restoration team is accessible 24/7 by placing a call to our SERVPRO office. Our crew of experts habitually assists business owners in the area with their needs. We do that within parameters established by your commercial building and in coordination, with any insurance guidelines you need to follow. We recognize the importance of disrupting your operations as little as possible to protect your assets and revenue. We focus on mitigating your loss while restoring and repairing your place.

Can I Wait a Few Days Before Calling a Water Restoration Technician?

Many underestimate the impact of water on their business and fail to make a call to the experts. Any delay in water extraction opens the possibility of more severe damage, further disrupting your life. Ideally, you would reach out to our SERVPRO team within the first 24 hours of the incident to avoid issues such as:

  • Laminate flooring separating into layers
  • Hardwood floors and wood materials buckling due to excessive humidity
  • Dry-wall weakening and damaged insulation
  • Increasing probability of a mold infestation
  • Moist and stained ceiling tiles

As you can see, excess moisture's impact is tangible and can pose a real threat to your business. Let our SERVPRO of Frederick County help you protect what you've built. Call us at (301) 662-1747 and let us leave your business "Like it never even happened."

Where to Find Local Fire Damage Remediation Services In Brunswick?

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Brunswick Can Bring Expert Fire Damage Remediation Services to You!

Many instances of fire damage inside local Brunswick homes are not catastrophic. When it comes to fires inside any home, the most common causes range from cooking accidents to candles being left unattended. Fortunately, many of these fires can be extinguished before the damage becomes catastrophic.

Imagine a situation where your Brunswick home suffered a slight fire damage loss. In your kitchen, a faulty crockpot was left unattended and caught fire. Smelling smoke, you return to the room to find a minor fire burning and causing plumes of unpleasant smoke. By the time you extinguish the fire, soot stains, melted plastic, and molten food stains have spread across the back wall of your kitchen.

If the Fire is Small, Do I Need Professional Help?

Even small fire losses can leave behind an unpleasant mess to clean up. If you were to clean up the damage by yourself, you would need to:

  • Discard any ruined plastics, foods, and the faulty crockpot
  • Scrub soot and smoke stains on the wall with less potent chemical cleaners
  • Try to air out your home to rid yourself of the malodor

When you leave the job to SERVPRO, our expert technicians can do the hard work for you.

What Equipment Can You Use to Remediate My Home?

While the average civilian can access general cleaning agents and equipment, professionals can use advanced technology. Our SERVPRO techs can use the following devices to remediate the fire damage in your home:

  • Housemade cleaning agents designed to break down soot at a chemical level and lift it from various surfaces
  • Thermal foggers, which can trap and neutralize the very particles causing the malodor left from the fire
  • Priming paints to lock in any stubborn smells

Our technicians have access to advanced technological devices designed to remediate fire damage and have the training to use them expertly. Trust us to take the load off your shoulders.

If your home needs fire damage remediation, call us now. Communicate with SERVPRO of Frederick County by dialing (301) 662-1747. We're open 24/7 and are always ready to assist you!

How Can I Prepare for Flood Damage Before it Happens?

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

Flood water in home SERVPRO has a large arsenal of drying equipment to mitigate storm damage in your Mt Airy home

Restoration Technicians Aid Mt. Airy Residents with Flood Damage Mitigation and Rebuilding Services

Flooding is a disaster so prevalent that no region, not even Mt Airy, in the United States is free of flood risks. Fortunately, the number of people covered by flood insurance is increasing: rates increased from 12% in 2016 to 15% in 2018.

If flood damage has affected your Mt. Airy home, SERVPRO technicians have the tools and know-how necessary to return your property to a pre-damaged condition. SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to provide mitigation and restoration services and can respond to emergencies within 24 hours of your call. However, respondents are typically able to visit your property for an initial inspection and consultation within four hours of your contact.

Preparing Your Property for Flooding

There are a variety of steps you can take to protect your Mt. Airy property from flooding, including the following:

  • Inside the home, use sandbags and high-quality weather-stripping to minimize the amount of water penetrating vulnerable openings around doors and windows.
  • Outside the house, implement trench drains, landscaping, and rain gardens to redirect water away from your property. Rain gardens absorb excess water while the rest makes way onto the street.
  • Consider installing or updating your basement sump pump to ensure that it can handle a potential home flood.

SERVPRO technicians coordinate with you and your insurance adjuster to ensure that you have the documentation necessary to get your claim filed and compensated as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Another step to take into account for flood preparedness is ensuring that your homeowner’s insurance policy has flood coverage added. Most plans do not come with flooding coverage.

Here are some tips for checking or updating your homeowners’ insurance:

  • Take inventory of the items in your home to determine the amount of coverage you need.
  • Evaluate your location’s propensity for floods on FEMA’s digital flood map or a local flood map.
  • Coordinate with an insurance adjuster to evaluate your policy on an annual basis.

How Does Flood Damage Affect Homes?

Standing water carries sanitary concerns with it. On top of that, 90% of all-natural disaster damage is caused by flooding. The prevalence of this type of disaster generates billions of dollars in damages each year.

Floodwaters can also increase your home’s fire risk with the following:

  • Generator overuse or improper maintenance
  • Using alternative heating or cooking devices near flammable materials.
  • Gas line, tank, and container leaks
  • Waterlogged electrical appliances and electrically-charged water

To reduce the risk posed by flooding in your home:

  • Make careful use of generators and other alternative power sources. Avoid using faulty equipment.
  • Remove potential fire hazards from your surroundings when using heat sources.
  • Contact your utility providers about shutting off gas and electrical systems to prevent fire and shock risks.
  • File a claim as soon as possible after flooding to streamline the compensation process.

SERVPRO can assist Mt. Airy residents with the claims filing process with additional documentation of structural and contents losses. Photos, videos, and written records alike from an accredited firm are a helpful supplement to any proof of loss claim.

SERVPRO’s Disaster Restoration Services Salvage Flood-Damaged Homes

SERVPRO technicians focus on extraction and sanitation before structural drying can begin. Safety is key to preventing the spread of microbes throughout your home.

A variety of EPA-registered proprietary cleaning agents exist that aid in removing odors and returning your home and its contents to a pre-damaged state.

  • Antimicrobials are designed to inhibit the growth, development, and spread of microbes.
  • Disinfectants are a class of antimicrobials that can kill as much as 99% of germs on contact. Quaternary, phenols, chlorines, and alcohols are common disinfectants used in both residential and commercial capacities.
  • Sporicides are designed to remediate bacterial growth and fungus, including mold.
  • Biocides, fungicides are composed of chemical agents designed to mitigate living organisms.
  • Sanitizers are cleaning agents designed to reduce microbial levels

Sanitizing solutions can be implemented with a variety of tools, including pumps, sprays, injection systems, manual cleaning, and fogging devices. This process not only eliminates microbial growth but can also lessen the impact of flood damage odors before drying and deodorization begin.

SERVPRO of Frederick County provides comprehensive service to the community that is Faster for Any Size Disaster. Call (301) 662-1747 to begin the mitigation process for your property.

Expert Fire Restoration in Frederick

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Pre-cleaning Can Mitigate Fire Damage in your Home

Fires can leave behind different types of smoke residues in your home. Some smoke particles can bond with surfaces of a structure, especially in high-temperature and high-pressure property fires. Other particles adhere to surfaces and come loose quickly. Using pre-cleaning procedures effectively can help to enhance the efficiency of a dry sponge or chemical action by removing non-bonded soots first. 

The process of fire restoration in your Frederick home is multi-faceted. SERVPRO uses a similarly diverse approach toward cleaning damages in the house. Pre-testing, pre-conditioning, and pre-cleaning are just three examples of our mixed approach. Walls and surfaces exposed to hot smoke gather dust, soot, and ash. By removing these particles first, we can improve the efficiency of our cleaning method. Porous surfaces in the home generally absorb moisture and smoke, which can make them difficult to clean. We clean porous materials during:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Fire Cleanup
  • Smoke Removal

A homeowner can sometimes perform dry pre-cleaning techniques in the immediate aftermath of a fire. For example, vacuuming helps remove loose soot from the surface layers of materials. By eliminating loose soots, we can apply a dry cleaning solvent or sponge directly onto the surface material without contaminating chemicals or equipment. Other methods that our technicians use include compressed air, which is pointed directly at a surface. We lay down protective sheeting on floors before using compressed air or other agitated cleaning methods like brushing to prevent dislodged or airborne particles from affecting other home surfaces. 

  • Precleaning heavily soiled surfaces with a dry sponge before applying a detergent or rinse agent can increase the effectiveness of wet cleaning.
  • If humidity is particularly low, it can increase static electricity in the home. Vacuuming charged soot and dust is useful before following the cleaning procedure.
  • Dry cleaning is often insufficient to restore a surface properly but can be useful in prepping for water or solvent-based cleaning solution. 

If your home has significant smoke residues, contact SERVPRO of Frederick County for fire restoration at (301) 662-1747.

Where Can I Find Emergency Services for Residential Flooding in Mt. Airy?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Belongings Floating In A Food Flooding in your property can be full of safety hazards and require emergency services or abatement experts.

SERVPRO Water Crews Can Inspect, Mitigate, and Restore Residential Properties with Flood Damage in Mt. Airy.

How many people do I need to fix a flooded property?

After receiving an emergency notification of loss for your Mt. Airy property, SERVPRO can dispatch a water crew. Water crews usually consist of a crew chief and a production technician. Both crew members have extensive training in water restoration and emergency mitigation with qualifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration certifications (IICRC) body. Your point of contact throughout the restoration service is the crew chief. If you have questions regarding the restoration or special drying requests, such as document drying, you can direct it to the crew chief. In severe flooding situations, a water crew may include more production technicians to ensure that mitigation is put on time.

Can restoration services help with a flood insurance claim?

Documenting information can be beneficial to homeowners with flood damage in Mt. Airy. SERVPRO technicians use digital software to record injuries, upload photos, and dry plans during the planning stage of flood recovery. This software is called a dry book. We can revisit and update the contents of a dry book throughout the service. However, we can ensure that our services are justifiable, transparent, and accountable by recording information digitally. These qualities are vital for homeowners who are undergoing the trauma of flooded property.

What information is needed to start a flood restoration?

  • Appointment details arranged with a customer service member
  • Personal information like the address of the loss site (also known as first notification of loss)
  • Loss details may include the size of the property, the extent of harm, and the length of water exposure

What equipment is needed for flood loss recovery?

Flood losses can vary significantly from property to property. While some constants like the need for submersible pumps and extraction equipment, many variables depend on the information provided during the initial inspection and notification of loss. It is essential to provide as much information as possible during the notice of loss. Standing water may require specific pumping equipment; a household's lack of power may need a portable generator to run the pumps. These details can significantly influence restoration. In the early phases of a flood, emergency time is a critical factor in mitigation. Stocking our trucks with the correct amount of air-movers, dehumidifiers, pumps, and extractors helps reduce damage to your property.

How much is drying equipment needed for flooding on average?

  • Two dehumidifiers per story of the home
  • Five rapid air-movers for each room affected
  • One pump or water extractor per area

How Does Flood Loss Recovery Typically Start?

There are many details of your Mt. Airy home's condition is that SERVPRO can gather before arrival, but the critical information is gleaned from an initial inspection. A flooded property may have any number of damages or potential damage areas. Our water crew brings a water inspection kit that can help us get a clear picture of the extent of harm to the property. If there is continuous water intrusion, the water crew can stop it at the source. Where there is standing water, we can perform early mitigation of the affected area by blocking furniture or removing it from the affected area to a clean spot. Usually, the initial inspection is carried out with many photographs uploaded to the digital dry book. A dry book assists both you and your insurance adjuster when you are processing your claim.

What should I do with potential flood hazards in the home?

  • Recognize the type of hazard, for example, loose wiring, sagging ceiling, or structural warping
  • Communicate and document the danger with those in the area
  • Figure out control measures and implement them in the home

Can Hazard Scoping Affect The Timespan Of Flood Restoration?

In some situations, the initial inspection of a flooded property may reveal complicating hazards. Restoration of a flooded property typically takes between two and five days. However, there can be time delays if our water crews discover hazardous materials or mold on the property. A time delay can occur when crew chiefs need to use third-party experts for specific restoration projects. Bringing in specific abatement experts is essential to returning your home to its pre-damaged condition.

Flooding in your property can be full of safety hazards and require emergency services or abatement experts. For one point of contact throughout flood recovery, contact SERVPRO of Frederick County at (301) 662-1747.

How Does a Homeowner Choose the Best Company to Help Them with Mold Problems?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Techs SERVPRO is always dressed "To Kill" mold in Frederick area homes and commercial buildings.

SERVPRO Can Offer Quality Mold Removal Services When You Need It Inside Your Frederick Home

Since fungal spores (microscopic seed-like structures) naturally exist everywhere, a fungus can form inside your Frederick residence quite quickly. All fungi need to develop are an organic food source like wood or paper, water, the ideal temperature, and time. Several occurrences like a slow roof leak, elevated humidity levels, or a small pipe break can cause mold to grow.

What Can You Do If There Is Mold In My Home?

  • Find the Source of the Problem: The first step our SERVPRO team takes when handling mold removal in your Frederick house is to figure out where moisture is entering and causing the fungal growth.
  • Fix the Initial Issue: Before we begin any remediation efforts, we prevent H2O from entering by fixing the slow leak.
  • Remove All Visible Fungal Structures: We can eliminate the mold by sanding or soda blasting your affected surfaces.
  • Clean Contaminated Air: We can also use air scrubbers to cleanse your atmosphere and ensure very few airborne spores are present that can spread fungi to other sectors of your home.
  • Apply Antimicrobial Chemicals: During and after the remediation process, we can spray a product that can kill fungi and the spores it releases.

Why Should I Choose SERVPRO For Issues Related To Mold?

  • Highly Experienced Team: Our crew members have received training by the International Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program. We have years of experience preventing and remediating fungi from residential structures.
  • Advanced Technology: Our management team is continuously researching and procuring the industry's best equipment to make our technicians' jobs much more manageable.
  • Fast Service 24/7: Our crew lives in the area, and we have someone that answers the phone every day. During all hours of the day, we can provide you with professional assistance whenever you need it.

Once a fungus has developed inside your dwelling, for quality restoration services, call SERVPRO of Frederick County at (301) 662-1747 at any time.

Experiencing Flood Damage at Your Frederick Home-SERVPRO Can Help

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

How Flood Damages Your Frederick Home

When your home suffers flooding caused by a violent storm, you may experience water damage. Once floodwaters make their way into your Frederick property, getting your residence back to normal can require a rather complex and lengthy procedure. It helps if you did not risk handling the cleaning and restoration on your own when a professional can take the stressful process off your hands.

Calling a specialized flood damage restoration company in Frederick allows you to get back to your regular schedule and your home back to normal sooner. SERVPRO has the experience and equipment necessary to minimize and restore damages to your residence in an efficient manner. We care about you and are ready to handle your flood repairs professionally and with integrity.

Ways floodwaters affect a house:

  • Loose or buckling floorboards, contaminated carpets
  • Damaged drywall
  • Appliance damage, including the HVAC system or refrigerators
  • Compromise electrical wires

The Effects of Flooding

A flood can damage your home, leaving loose buckling floorboards and wet drywall. Also, silt, mud, and other contaminants in the water get everything dirty. Before SERVPRO crews enter the house to survey the damage, we walk around to visually inspect your property for any structural damage and check for downed power lines or gas leaks. The appliances in your home, such as the fridge, might be compromised by floodwater; hence you should refrain from using them until professionally inspected.

Other precautions

  • Clothing and linen
  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Kitchen items

Upholstered furniture and carpets soak up contaminants from floodwaters hence should be cleaned by a professional. Unless the pieces are very valuable, they should probably be thrown out. When cleaning linen soiled by flooding, some precautions are necessary. For example, browning is likely if linen is left soaked in alkaline solutions for too long, so appropriate timing is essential.

SERVPRO of Frederick County can help repair your home's structural contents, flooring, and even furniture that otherwise you might have thrown out after flood damage, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (301) 662-1747.