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The Best Way For You and Your Family to Mitigate Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

couch in a room with flood damage Unsure of what to do after flood damage? Contact SERVPRO for great help.

Preparing your Little Rock Home for Flood Damage Ahead of Time

Severe storms can put added pressure on the infrastructure of a city or town. Dams can burst, rivers and sewers can overflow. These issues are pertinent to a homeowner because they can cause flash flooding. Flash flooding occurs when human-made barriers succumb to the increase in pressure caused by heavy and sustained rainfall, or from powerful gale-force winds. During the times of the year, when these events are most likely, a homeowner needs to practice due-diligence by checking state warnings regularly and being prepared should a crisis occur. 

One essential preparation for an oncoming storm is to keep in mind a restoration service for flood damage in Little Rock. Check with your insurance provider about the type of coverage you get and keep in mind that you may need to enact a claim in the coming months. After evacuating your property, contact SERVPRO immediately to begin the process of restoration to give your home the best chance of returning to a preloss condition. 

Flood-related incidents are usually considered black water emergencies. That means water may contain the contamination and should be avoided without the correct personal protective equipment (PPE.) Blackwater emergencies are likely to bring human pathogens into your home as well as potentially harmful gases. SERVPRO is fully licensed in dealing with infectious waste scenarios so we can dispose of harmful waste in line with state and. Federal guidelines. 

It may be necessary to perform controlled demolitions in your property to ensure the proper removal of all contaminated waste. Porous materials like drywall are a common feature of private residencies. Unfortunately, these materials can absorb water with prolonged exposure and become contaminated. SERVPRO can remove these materials, clean, dry, and disinfect the affected area before replacing them with new drywall. These tasks are essential to reduce the lasting impact of cross-contamination. 

Properties that have been in contacted with a contaminated water supply can benefit from thorough deodorization, even after all dangerous substances are taken for disposal. We use a combination of spray-on deodorants, ultra-low volume fogging equipment, and pellets to ensure a unilateral method of removing malodor from your home. 

Storm-related incidents are often unavoidable. But dealing with them correctly can be prepared ahead of time. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for emergency assistance.

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