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Flood Damage Can Come from any Direction in Abingdon

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

If a storm causes your home to flood, trust SERVPRO to properly dry out your home and mitigate the damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Organized Remediation Services, Reducing the Damage to Your Home

Virginia is home to many streams running through the hilly topography. Between the North Fork Holston and Middle Fork Holston Rivers, numerous streams run off of these two rivers toward Abingdon. Overflowing water from these streams can quickly flood area homes.

When your home in Abingdon suffers from flood damage, you need to begin protective steps as quickly as possible. These small streams often deposit enormous amounts of silt in flooded homes. Property owners sometimes encounter other debris, which includes anything picked up by the water as it traveled across the landscape to your home.

Experienced in mitigating even the worst flooding incidents, SERVPRO professionals know that keeping all the necessary equipment ready and in excellent working condition reduces the time needed to prepare for each new job. We always empty tanks and other holding equipment upon completion of each job, ensuring their readiness for the next one. We wrap cords and tubing up neatly so we can put them to use fast when needed to mitigate your home's damage quickly. Small, minor aspects such as these can make a huge difference in how efficiently we conduct our work.

The difference between a slow start and a more rapid one can affect how much permanent damage your home sustains. Consistently drying your home and reducing the overall humidity inside also determines the range that water spreads within your home. Keeping this under control provides multiple benefits for flooded homes and their owners. Some flood damage causes losses, though, that require replacements.

Flooding that enters your kitchen and comes into contact with your canned and jarred food completely renders these items inedible and unsafe for your family. Microbes and pathogens come in many varieties, many of which avoid detection because they easily hide in nearly microscopic places on these packaged foods. Cross-contamination from one can to another through your can opener is also a possible hazard.

Microbial activity happens in places other than your kitchen and pantry. These potential threats causing health effects can occur any place that flooding affected. While your home may exhibit a distinct flood line, water that wicks up walls can carry pathogens to higher areas on walls. We ensure these areas become dry again and clean them, eliminating any microbial-related risks.

The professional and highly skilled technicians and specialists at SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion help local families recover from flood damage and other disasters that hurt their homes. Our 24-hour number, (276) 258-5071, is always answered by us, ensuring that you receive immediate attention.

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