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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flash Flooding Causes Storm Damage in Southeast Dallas Property

As stated in the video, flash flooding is one of the most destructive forces that nature can unleash on the Southeast Dallas area. This type of property disaster often occurs with little to no warning for local home and business owners. 

SERVPRO Handles Flood Restoration in Southeast Dallas Properties

The technicians from SERVPRO know that a flash flood affecting a Southeast Dallas home can be a stressful event for a homeowner. The technicians' goal is to reduce the anxiety by staying in communication with the Southeast Dallas homeowner and their insurance adjuster if requested about the flood restoration service as it progresses through its many phases on the way to completion. It is a myth that the flood damage in a home or business has to wait until the water recedes. SERVPRO technicians can begin the extraction of standing water in a Southeast Dallas property as soon as they get called to the worksite by a customer. As shown in the video, once the water recedes, homeowners are often left with pooled sludge to harbor an array of contaminants. That is just one reason it is vital to bring in a professional water damage restoration service, as the water may not be safe to come into contact with unless proper protection gets worn.

SERVPRO Techs Support Southeast Dallas as They Live and Work in Community

The video shows a SERVPRO crew chief arriving to scope the flood damage in the property and then a team of technicians cleaning up the water-damaged materials from a Southeast Dallas property. Notice the techs are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while they carefully bag up debris for disposal. 

Water Removal Services by SERVPRO in Southeast Dallas Properties

The water extraction phase of the cleanup in Southeast Dallas sometimes needs to get handled differently during a flood damage cleanup. Normally during a water removal job in a residential or commercial property, SERVPRO extracts the water and disposes of it down a storm sewer or local municipal regulations. However, after a flash flood occurs in Southeast Dallas, the wastewater disposal systems are already overwhelmed, and there is nowhere for the water to go. In these cases, SERVPRO removes the water to a receptacle for disposal outside the flood-damaged area. 

Flood cuts are a very common part of the flood damage restoration process in Southeast Dallas. The video shows a room with the bottom portion of the walls removed and only the framework showing. This is because the lower part of the sheetrock wicked water, and the only way to stop it is to remove the wet portion and cut it above the waterline. 

The Southeast Dallas flooring of all types is another frequent casualty after damage from a flash flood. When groundwater penetrates carpet and padding, it generally must get disposed of due to the toxic nature of the water. The laminated floor often suffers a similar fate due to seepage. Ceramic floor tiles with an intact sealant on the grout can sometimes come through a house flood unscathed and only need sanitizing cleaning from SERVPRO. 

The video comes to a close featuring some of the different types of drying equipment that SERVPRO relies on for flood restoration in Southeast Dallas properties, from truck-mounted units in a high-rise building to a SERVPRO tech demonstrating how drying mats work.