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Why Your Kure Beach Home Should Have a Professional Plan When Flood Waters from Hurricanes Strike

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Room with a section of the tan carpet covered with water Hurricanes not only create wind damage to buildings in Kure Beach but also flood damage as the waters come in over the area.

SERVPRO Moves in Quickly with Using Proper Steps to Remediate Hurricane Flood Damage 

 Living in a city situated near water always has the potential to lead to flood damage in your home. In the case of Kure Beach, the city's unique geographic location near the Atlantic ocean makes it particularly susceptible to storms that start on the water. Strong tropical storms and hurricanes sweeping in can cause heavy rain and wind. While not all hurricanes lead to mass destruction, they can still cause flooding, and that water can bring a multitude of problems with it, even if it only floods small portions of your home. 

 Hurricanes not only create wind damage to buildings in Kure Beach but also flood damage as the waters come in over the area. Flood water from hurricanes contains high levels of raw sewage and additional bio-hazards that need to be avoided at all costs. Hurricanes create tons of building rubble, debris, charred wood, ash, soot, massive flooding, extreme wind damages, and cause personal property damage.

 Once the storm ends, and the floodwaters recede, you are dealing with plenty of problems inside your Kure Beach home due to flood damage. SERVPRO is here to help clean up the aftermath. All you must do is give us a call and we help you get your property restored in a timely fashion.

 Because hurricane floodwater can be contaminated with hazardous chemicals and materials, our technicians always wear special protective outer clothing and goggles. Doing so prevents any cross-contamination. We also advise you to remain out of your home until we can get the damage cleaned up and your home sanitized again.

 Proper Water Removal is Key

 The first step to remediating the flood damage in your home is to remove the stagnant water. SERVPRO technicians can use powerful tools to remove the water from your garage as soon as possible to limit the amount of damage to the structure of your home. The water removal process includes using a combination of wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps that can swiftly drain the water from the impacted areas.

 Cleaning Debris and Separating Salvageable Items is Necessary  

 Once we have removed the water, we can begin to clean up the debris that the flood carried inside and identify any items that may have been ruined. Unfortunately, the waters that carry dangerous pathogens can make some of your belongings unsafe to keep. SERVPRO technicians can recommend what to keep and what to throw out, but the remaining decision is always yours. Afterward, we can begin to take the next necessary steps to dry out your belongings and your garage.

 Proper Water Extraction Techniques

 To extract any standing water left in your home, SERVPRO techs use truck-mounted water extraction units, plus we put smaller, more portable units throughout the flooded areas of your home. Once all the excess water is removed from your home, we can begin checking for any hidden water and moisture.

 Root Out Hidden Moisture Areas

 Using digital moisture meters and cameras with thermal imagery, we find all of this hidden moisture so we can work on removing it, too. We must dry your home out to its normal moisture levels to avoid any further damage such as mold growth. Dehumidifiers and industrial fans are then used to remove the remaining moisture. These are monitored daily so we can ensure your home is drying quickly. The machines are rotated around the space as needed.

 Reconstruction and Restoration

 Once all the moisture is removed, we can begin the process of reconstruction and restoration. Anything that is salvageable we repair or move to a safer location to do so. If something cannot be repaired, we make sure it is replaced. 

 SERVPRO of New Hanover takes their time to ensure that your home in Leland, Castle Hayne, or Carolina Beach is adequately dried and restored after a flood damage emergency. Our IICRC-certified technicians can quickly arrive at your Kure Beach residence and remediate the damaging flood waters in your home. Remember, floods can carry dangerous wastes in their waters, such as sewage and pesticides. When a situation like this happens, it is vital that you leave the area and allow a professional to deal with that waters as they are not safe for human contact. Contact us at (910) 762-8180 any time that you need our assistance.

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