Our Flood Damage Experts Discuss The Basics Of Restoration Used By Professionals In Lafayette
Flood Damage Crews In Lafayette Mention Some Basics Of Restoration Used By Professionals
Whenever stormy weather arrives in your Lafayette subdivision, excessive moisture can enter your structure. Once items inside your townhome get wet, more flood damage can take place. If you ever notice water entering your townhouse’s building, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO immediately. We can provide prompt service and begin mitigation efforts quickly.
However, there are some steps you can take yourself to help mitigate the flood damage inside your Lafayette home. By knowing some of the basics of mitigation, you the homeowner can do a lot to help save your building materials and contents. The extent of the problems created after a storm have to do both with how much water entered the structure and how long it sat there before getting removed.
The first step to successful mitigation is to stop the water from coming into your townhome. Using sandbags or rags to stop the water can be effective. If there is a visible hole where moisture is entering, you can seal it off with plastic and tape.
Once you have stopped all of the water coming into your building from the outside, it is wise to begin removing moisture. Water gets removed from your building materials and contents either by extraction or evaporation. Extraction usually begins first because water can be vacuumed up at a faster rate than it can be evaporated even when using professional equipment.
When removing excess water, you can use either a vacuum or a pump, depending on how deep it is. If there are more than two inches of standing water, it is smart to use a submersible pump to remove it. Once the standing water gets pumped out, you can then use a wet vacuum to suck up the rest of the excessive moisture.
Next, it is a good idea to remove as much moisture from your carpets as possible. When our SERVPRO technicians extract water from carpets, we use a heavy-duty extractor with a wet pump. But, you can also remove a decent amount of moisture from your carpeting materials using a little bit of elbow grease and your wet vac.
If your townhouse in Indian Village, Dayton, or Ash Grove ever suffers from damage caused by a violent storm, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077. Our General Contractor License means we can make things “Like it never even happened.”
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