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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Mitigation in Jacksonville after a Storm

3/3/2023 (Permalink)

heavy rain hitting roof It doesn't have to rain for very long for water to start building up outside. Our SERVPRO team is always on call and ready to be deployed.

SERVPRO Can Help with Storm-Related Water Restorations Services

Most people in our area know it doesn't have to rain for very long for water to start building up outside. Within an hour or two during a storm, there could be an inch or two of standing water in your driveway and yard. And since moisture only has to be an inch or two higher than your lower door seals to enter your house, it does not take much rain to cause issues inside your home.

Even if a small amount of H2O enters your home through a door seal, floodwater mitigation inside your Jacksonville home should be conducted. Sometimes, the moisture inside your home can get to where you are ankle-deep in water. If there are more than two inches of standing H2O, our SERVPRO technicians can use a submersible pump to suck out the moisture and put it into one of your sewage drains.

In other cases, only a minute amount of moisture enters from the outdoors, so only your carpets and other flooring materials get wet. However, any time water enters your structure from the outside, there is a chance of contamination. When dealing with rain water or muddy moisture from the ground, we can take precautions to prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms. For example, we can remove and dispose of any porous materials like your carpets that got wet. We can then use antimicrobial and antibacterial solutions to disinfect harder, non-porous materials like your subfloors.

Steps we can take to remove moisture after a flood:

  • Water extraction services
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Use a mop and squeegee for hard surface floors

Any time you notice moisture has made its way into your house through your lower door seals, call SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties at (910) 319-0600.

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