Is Your Bristol Home Ready for Spring Flooding?
What to Expect During Bristol Flood Damage Mitigation
At first glance, flood damage can look overwhelming. If there is one positive, the faster you start the cleanup efforts, the more potential for saving building materials and items affected by the excess moisture.
When SERVPRO handles flood damage in Bristol homes, the priority is to identify where the water has affected the home and remove it. Even though our emergency response teams arrive hours after the initial phone call, there is often little to no standing water, which can also be an issue. Drywall is notorious for wicking water, and it can pool behind baseboards and cause secondary damages such as mold and foul odors.
We use different types of moisture detection devices to determine the areas that need to be dried. We certify our SERVPRO technicians in the science of psychrometrics or the study of air and water vapor. The preparation for the drying phase is a detailed process to ensure no extra residual moisture remains. We make flood cuts in the drywall that is retaining water. Generally, our technicians use probes or thermal imaging to determine where the moisture has penetrated and cut several inches above that area to ensure adequate airflow during drying. We set up specific configurations to direct airflow into small spaces, such as behind baseboards, when necessary.
Air movers are more potent than fans and perform a function no regular fan could do. They force air at high speeds across surfaces, and this causes the water vapor to rise where one of our dehumidifying methods captures and expels the moisture. Then, thorough cleaning with our antifungal and disinfectant solutions drastically reduces the potential for mold after the fact.
SERVPRO of Bristol is ready to help you with flood damage cleanup in your home. Call us at (860) 582-3330, and our technicians can be on-site quickly because we are “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.”