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Santa Rosa Beach and SERVPRO Storm Restoration Services Make Homeowners Happy Again!

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding in Santa Rosa Beach Got You Down? SERVPRO Can Lift Your Spirits!!

Professional Flood Damage Restoration in Santa Rosa Beach

With the Choctawhatchee Bay to the North and the Gulf to the South, Santa Rosa Beach residents spend a big portion of their life on or near the water. It is a great way to live life in our state, with the only exception being if the latest storm blows that water inside the home. Living in floodwater isn’t quite as enjoyable.

Flood damage to Santa Rosa Beach homes can vary from an inch of water in the garage to having the interior completely soaked. That means everything from interior walls and carpets, to every item inside the structure. SERVPRO restoration technicians train extensively to deal with all of it.

Take an ordinary, three-bedroom home as an example. Depending on the layout and how high the water rises, the flooding can move under the front door and soak the living carpets with maybe a little water getting into the kitchen. Very high levels mean the water went completely through the residence, affecting every room and hallway, destroying paper goods within minutes, softening furniture varnishes, and more.

Floodwater contains dirt and other contaminants, so to alleviate the health and structural effects, SERVPRO teams spray the surface of the water and every affected item with a biocide agent to sanitize them. It is effective on mold spores that expand and begin to grow thanks to the excessive water and humidity in the home. Until technicians complete this first task, it is simply not safe to enter the home.

Now they draw out the floodwater, which stops most further damage to the home. With the water gone, natural evaporation begins, which starts drying out the home. That helps to counteract the damage to furniture and structural property like cabinets, walls, and baseboards.

To enhance evaporation, and since they cannot guarantee thorough cleaning, team members remove all carpeting from the home. Removal also helps to dry the floors underneath. To further increase evaporation and speed up restoration, technicians install dehumidifiers in the rooms with the high humidity level. If they can perform these tasks quickly enough, it greatly reduces the need for demolition and replacement.

For SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties, the goal is to return every home to its condition before the flood. If you have a water intrusion of any level in your home here, or Miramar Beach, Sandestin, and Walton County, call us at (850) 267-0746 immediately to start the restoration process. We are here for you.

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