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Minimizing Flood Damage in a Morristown Home

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Lifebuoy floating in a white kitchen flooded with water SERVPRO can be your life buoy when a flood damages your home.

Call SERVPRO when your Home has Flood Damage

In Tennessee, flooding can impact many homes in the blink of an eye, causing thousands of dollars in damage with just a few inches of water. Without proper drying and mitigation, moisture can seep into the subflooring, drywall, and other materials and cause them to decay. On top of that, flood damage can expose homeowners to unsafe microbes, including mold growth.

Suppose your Morristown home has flood damage that needs fast mitigation. In that case, you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO to work with property owners and insurance adjusters to restore your space to a clean and sanitary state. During flooding, the focus is placed on residents' safety and restoration when it is safe to do so. No matter when your disaster occurs, a SERVPRO team can come to your home within hours of your call.

Flood Damage Precautions for Homeowners

You can take many preventative measures to protect your home from flooding and minimize damage. These include:

  • Elevating major appliances by putting them on concrete blocks
  • Shutting off electricity at your circuit breaker
  • Keeping furniture, electronics, and other items on upper floors or raising them off the ground floor
  • Clearing out drains, gutters, and downspouts to eliminate clogs that can introduce even more water into your home

How SERVPRO Can Help

When you call a SERVPRO team to your residence, their focus is on extracting water thoroughly before cleaning and drying. Because of the risk of microbe exposure from floodwaters, the usual process for handling water damage is altered. Instead of disinfecting after drying, cleaning is done first to prevent the spread of microbes, mold, and other issues through the air. 

Flood cuts may need to be made on sheetrock to dry moisture trapped in the cardboard layers that sandwich in the gypsum. Carpets and other delaminated flooring affected by floods may need to be removed from the home to prevent the spread of microbes and other contaminants.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County says We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. When your home becomes subject to flooding, you can call (423) 318-6733 for an emergency response team at any time of the day or night.

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