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Why Would I Pick SERVPRO As My Professional Restoration Company for a Flooded Glendale Home?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

A doorway into a room with standing water. Flooding needs a quick response and efficient water removal services. Contact our SERVPRO team today for remediation efforts.

Avoid Delays in Selecting Professional Flood Damage Remediation in Glendale, Here’s Why.

It is easy to look at water damage in your Glendale home, even excessive water loss incidents, and determine that you can clean and dry these damages as adequately as professionals. While being proactive about restoring and repairing your home is an admirable trait, water loss situations like flooding require expertise, advanced equipment, and fast response time to protect your home and its occupants from potential harms.

There are many reasons why professional restoration is better for your Glendale home after flood damage than DIY repair and cleanup. Among the first considerations that you need to make is the efficiency of the work that you can do against an entire team of trained professionals like our SERVPRO emergency response crew. We arrive shortly after you call with the resources necessary to make a difference quickly in your damaged home, and we can respond 24/7 to any threatening situation.

Also, homeowners tend to lack the advanced equipment necessary to make restoration and mitigation of a flooded house cost-effective and as thorough as needed. From extraction equipment like our truck-mounted pumps and portable sump pumps to our high-powered drying machines like air movers and dehumidifiers, we can work quickly to protect the structural elements that can get saved.

Expertise is another strong point to make when it comes to choosing professional restoration for flood damages in your home. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training to obtain their IICRC certifications and continue with educational opportunities online and in our facility to be among the most knowledgeable restoration minds in the area. We can quickly determine the work that needs to get done, the materials that must get removed, and actions that can get taken to preserve original materials unexposed to the floodwater when possible.

Flooding is something that no homeowner can prepare for, but it is also not a situation that you should leave to conventional cleaning methods and inexperience. 

Why Does SERVPRO Use Air Scrubbers During Flood Damage Mitigation in Glendale?

When Glendale property owners find their home or condo taking on water, the first thing many do is place their most valuable items on upper levels of the home. Relocating possessions can protect items that a person can easily carry, but other items, like appliances and furniture, can pose a more difficult situation, both during the flooding incident and afterward.  

There are a few reasons why SERVPRO uses air scrubbers during any work involving mitigation and cleanup of flood damage in Glendale. The multitude of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that enter a home during a flood often multiply rapidly afterward. Within 24 to 48 hours, microbes like mold and mildew can become visible on walls and other areas of the home. These diverse microscopic organisms can cause unwanted health effects in people and pets. The use of HEPA filters on our air scrubbers eliminates these from your property, providing adequate protection from any airborne microorganisms.  

Our air scrubbers clean the air, which can hold any microbes that entered the air as the floodwater evaporated. We also must prepare other areas of your home by ensuring they also become clean again, “Like it never even happened.” During the other aspects of our flood damage mitigation, we use in-house cleaning agents explicitly developed for eliminating pathogens on surfaces.  

Countertops, tubs and sinks, glass doors and affected windows, and concrete areas can all retain enough moisture to keep microbial populations viable. Cleaning these with plain soap or detergent and water might permit many of the hardier microbes to survive. We use more effective cleansers, coupled with highly effective cleaning techniques, to remove them from surfaces.  

Removing as many potential pathogens as possible becomes crucial in kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens can become affected by pathogens from any food in refrigerators or freezers that thawed and began decomposing after the flood. Even canned goods can become compromised during such an event. While not capable of making anyone ill unless consumed, we dispose of all these food items for our customers and provide a complete listing of the loss. We want to work with you and your family to help you recover as quickly as possible after flood damage.  

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can be reached at (323) 255-1000 after your property becomes affected by flood damage. Our specialized teams have IICRC certifications in the fields of mitigating such damage from your home and making things safe again.

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