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Drying Your Home in Inverness After A Flood

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage to your home can be a stressful and confusing time. If you are returning to your property after evacuating, please make sure it is safe to approach or enter before doing so. It is always better to wait for assistance first, as there could be various hazards in the water, such as contaminants or electricity.


To help you mitigate the flood damage, contact our professionals at SERVPRO. We are an experienced remediation company with the tools and knowledge needed to take care of your situation as quickly and as safely as possible.

Upon our arrival, we carefully inspect all aspects of affected areas, making sure to look for any hazards such as deteriorated subflooring, electrical hazards, or falling ceilings. We then proceed to pump out the standing water with industrial-grade truck-mounted pumps. We also make sure to check inside walls, underneath floors, and crawlspaces to make sure we leave no trace of standing water.

With a moisture meter, the technician will determine the extent of moisture in walls, carpets, flooring, and ceilings. Water is then extracted from carpets and hard surface flooring with high power vacuums and extractors. 

After checking the back of your carpeting for damage such as severe seams, delamination, or visible mold, we treat the carpeting and flooring with antimicrobial or deodorizer, then we lay the carpet back on the floor and extract water from the surface fibers once more. The face fibers also receive an application of antimicrobial or deodorizer when needed.

Air movers and dehumidifiers are placed strategically to deliver rapid airflow in order to dry any remaining moisture. Using IICRC recommendations, we will place the right amount of equipment needed for each affected room. Equipment will be checked regularly to make sure the drying process is working, and if anything needs to be repositioned for optimal drying, we will do so.

SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows is available 24/7 in the unfortunate event of house flooding. Feel free to reach us at any time by dialing (847) 934-1700.

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