Our Guide To Restoring Your Chestnut Hill Home After A Flood
Restoring Your Property After Flood Damage In Chestnut Hill
The flash flooding that hit much of Philadelphia this fall has caused severe damages to commercial property managers and private residents alike. These rapid water floods were caused by a series of storms that led to high levels of precipitation. Keeping a preparedness kit with you and having a game plan for the immediate event is essential to your safety. Keeping hold of an emergency restoration service that responds quickly could save you thousands of dollars in personal damages.
The impact of flood damage in Chestnut Hill residences is two-fold. The initial phase can be a threat to your safety. The second phase is concerned with reducing the financial impact on your personal property and possessions. SERVPRO is an established restoration service with technicians that live and work right here in Philadelphia. We can reach you fast and have access to industrial scale equipment.
When water passes rapidly through towns and cities, it can become contaminated along the way. These contaminate range from animal carcasses to raw sewage. The combination of water with contaminated substances is known by SERVPRO technicians as Black Water and has its own set of procedures for restoration. These procedures tend to be more thorough than in clean water cleanups due to the presence of potentially harmful pathogens.
In short, cleaning up contaminated Black Water means rapidly removing all items that have come in to contact with the substance. Due to the high personal health risk, areas of drywall may have to be removed as well as carpets to be taken and thoroughly cleaned. Although SERVPRO work toward a restore over replaces mentality, in the case of flood water we may need to act quickly to ensure property remains safe for its inhabitants.
Clearing away Black Water requires professional expertise, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 to arrange a visit from a technician.
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