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Are You Ready When Spring Rains Bring Flooding To Southern Virginia?

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Ready When Spring Rains Bring Flooding To Southern Virginia? Quick action reduces the damage to your residence if water infiltrates, and SERVPRO is ready to assist when you call.

Spring Rains Bring Flooding


The many creeks and streams in our area quickly become overwhelmed and rise over their banks when rain is heavy. Your home is at risk of dangerous flooding if you are near a waterway or if moisture saturated soil seeps into your basement or lower levels. Quick action reduces the damage to your residence if water infiltrates, and SERVPRO is ready to assist when you call.

You installed a sump pump system to deal with water leaking into your home, but torrential rains strain its ability to prevent flood damage to your Bristol home. Even with the pump working on the lowest level, water permeates your walls, softening drywall and causing concern of permanent damage and possible mold growth. Our flood damage team arrives to assess the issues, augmenting your current system with moisture extractors, air movers, and heavy duty dehumidifiers.

Our crew members evaluate the possibility of salvaging wet drywall and any insulation behind it. SERVPRO technicians position equipment to move air in the area between the foundation wall and the drywall has a chance of removing enough moisture to allow us to recommend retention. Soaked insulation presents a different challenge, and we may suggest replacement after the framing and sheetrock dry. During the job, we reach out to your insurance company to determine which approach it prefers and covers. Our firm's reputation as a leader in the restoration business means insurance companies often suggest their customers partner with us during drying, cleanup, and repair of a flooding situation.

Rely on SERVPRO professionals to keep an eye out for microbial activity while we complete the restoration of your flooded home. If necessary, technicians follow mold remediation procedures to clean and sanitize your home. We educate homeowners about practical ways to keep further mold growth at bay after flooding and are available anytime to answer your concerns.

We give the professional support you need to restore your flood damaged walls, but we do not stop there. Flooding often leaves your home with a lingering smell. Using a combination of proven disinfection and deodorization strategies, we remove the odor, so you and your family enjoy your home from top to bottom again.

If your best-laid plans to manage flooding in your home need a boost from the professionals, SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion awaits your call. Reach our dispatchers at (276) 525-1910 for a speedy response.