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Eliminating Flood Damage In Glendale

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

home flooded after a storm SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale saves structures and contents with mitigation that keeps it looking, “Like it never even happened.”

Eliminating Flood Damage Contaminants From a Glendale Home

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, flooding leads to more than $40 Billion in damages per year. The United States alone comprises 20% of this damage at an $8 billion annual average. Many areas of California may get only half or less of the 38" rainfall average, but flooding from the Los Angeles River can still affect your home.

If your Glendale home endures flood damage and needs an emergency response team, SERVPRO technicians are ready to extract moisture, sanitize your home, and preserve its contents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This SERVPRO team is also licensed to provide general and residential contracting services to restore your home (#999460), as well as mold remediation in the event of microbial growth due to floodwaters (#CMRC-82464).

What Makes Floodwaters Hazardous

Flooding presents a diverse array of risks for homeowners to avoid, both in their homes and on the road, including:

    •    Damaged infrastructure, such as downed power lines
    •    Sewage and livestock waste
    •    Industrial by-products such as household cleaners, medical waste, and industrial chemicals
    •    Displaced rodents and insects
    •    Physical obstructions including lumber and vehicles

With that in mind, how can you protect yourself? The ideal solution is to stay out of the water. However, if you do have to cross through floodwaters, there are precautions you can take to minimize risk. These include wearing nonporous clothing like rubber boots and gloves, sterilizing wet clothes after use, and sanitizing any injuries, no matter how small, as soon as possible.

SERVPRO's Sanitation Tools & Techniques

Depending on the extent of flooding, SERVPRO techs may directly spray down surfaces with an EPA-registered disinfectant. If waters have receded and saturated walls and flooring, however, removing contaminants and porous materials that have absorbed floodwaters is a must for maintaining sanitary conditions. Sheetrock or drywall affected by flooding is typically cut out starting at a point twelve inches above water levels and is replaced during the reconstruction process.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale saves structures and contents with mitigation that keeps it looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (323) 255-1000 for service that starts within hours of your initial contact.

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