SERVPRO is Fast and Efficient in Managing Flood Damage in Bristol
Mitigating Effects of Flood Damage in Bristol Homes
Flood damage can wreak havoc on your Bristol home, affecting the structural components and contents. Hiring a professional restoration company like SERVPRO can help limit the extent of the loss and prevent any secondary damages.
SERVPRO techs use a multi-step approach to mitigate the flood damage to your Bristol homes. Removing the standing flood water is the first step of the restoration process. SERVPRO techs use several types of extracting equipment and pumps to get the water out of your flooded home as soon as possible. However, controlling microbial growth is a significant challenge as floodwater after a storm is always contaminated.
Steps in Controlling Microbial Growth During Flood Restoration
SERVPRO techs stick to the guidelines set forth by the IICRC during the restoration of flood damage to your Bristol home. Since the presence of water promotes and sustains microbial growth, the primary steps in mitigation of the damage are:
- Removing any contaminated material
- Removing the residual moisture by reducing the humidity
SERVPRO techs focus on drying the structure as soon as possible rather than relying on chemical agents to control microbial growth. Although the antimicrobials can be a good defense against the proliferation of microbes, they are helpful only if considered as an additional step after the primary mitigation steps mentioned above.
SERVPRO techs only use EPA-registered broad-spectrum biocides when water damage presents a potential for contamination, such as in a flooded home. Techs also ensure that the customers are briefed regarding the professional biocides being used on their property, and we never apply any product without your prior consent.
We are committed to helping you in these trying times and restoring your home “Like it never even happened.” Call SERVPRO of Bristol with questions or queries at (860) 582-3330.