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Flood Damage Information for Our Lafayette Neighbors

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Water/storm damaged room; drywall cut to expose studs for frying; flooring removed Sometimes our techs must remove drywall and flooring to thoroughly dry the structure.

Can I Stay in My Flooded Lafayette House?

After flood damage happens to your Lafayette home, continuing to live there might seem like your only financially available option. However, you should not do so with significant standing water and power outages. Not only can the smell become very offensive, but the amount of humidity can make it extremely uncomfortable. 

Another issue is that having a family living in a flood-damaged Lafayette home makes restoration more difficult, time-consuming, and costly. Even with the added expense of a hotel stay, such arrangements may remain more cost-effective. We work with families to stay within their insurance policy’s allowances while providing spectacular results.

Much of the work we do to combat the destruction left behind by flooding is of a physical nature. We get dirty, and because of this, we wear personal protective equipment (PPE). When we show up at your home, you might notice our PPE, such as:

  • Forearm-length gloves
  • Heavy-duty waterproof boots
  • Respiratory masks filter the air we breathe
  • Full Tyvek bodysuits protect our clothing and eliminate cross-contamination

Because we wear PPE, especially gloves, we can more easily cut away and tear off soggy building materials like:

  • Drywall sections
  • Wall paneling sheets
  • Carpeting, padding, and wood floor planks

Everything we do is to make the next step more efficient, including placing these materials into buckets and bags for carrying outside for their disposal.

Getting these out of your home reduces the time needed to circulate the air, deodorize the structure, dry everything, and perform these in tandem with trusted third-party contractors chosen for the physical reconstruction of your damaged home, including electrical, plumbing, and other services.

SERVPRO of Lafayette is always here to help with the restoration work required after flood damage happens to your residence. You can call our trained technicians at (765) 420-0077 24/7, year-round.

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