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You'll Want Fire & Water Restoration Professionals To Help With Your Storm Damage

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

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When natural storms or man-made disasters occur and cause flood damage in your Madison Heights or Clawson, MI home, the flooding itself is only the beginning of the catastrophe. Subsequent damage to flooring, walls, personal items and furniture will escalate for weeks or months if left unattended.  Wood will swell and crack; carpets will rot and walls will weaken.  Within hours, mold and mildew can arrive and the air can become dangerous to breathe. 

Seek Professional Restoration

The time to act is critical.  You can’t wait long at all.  As a homeowner, you need to contact a professional cleaning and restoration company, such as SERVPRO of North Oakland County, to manage the situation and bring the risk of further damage to a halt.  However, it's important to understand that not all cleaning and restoration companies are equal.  Only the best are qualified and certified by the IICRC, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC is THE agency dedicated to ensuring that companies offering disaster cleaning and restoration, like SERVPRO of North Oakland County, are professional, qualified, and reputed to deliver what they promise.

Stop Contamination and Deterioration

While one might think that flood damage restoration is a simple, straightforward process, but that’s hardly the case.  Certainly, throwing away damaged furniture, carpeting, and decor is often a necessary first step, but with the proper professional restoration tools many household furnishings and items can be recovered and restored.  The presence of hidden moisture and the potential for mildew must be detected and re-mediated properly.  Special drying and dehumidifying equipment is utilized to stem mold and mildew proliferation.  Dangerous microbial agents in walls, flooring, and clothing must be rooted out and removed properly.  If caught quickly, the contamination and deterioration may be limited, saving the homeowner a tremendous amount of money.

SERVPRO is an Excellent Option

The process of restoration includes the inspection of literally everything in the house, whether it was directly in contact with the water or not.  Mattresses, drywall, and anything exposed to the same air where the flood water occurred should be inspected.  Even the sewage system needs to be inspected for possible contamination into the living area or water supply and neutralized if necessary.  To perform those necessary tasks safely, professionals utilize hand and eye protection as well as respirator equipment.  It is only with trained, qualified professionals, like SERVPRO of North Oakland County, that proper containment and restoration can be achieved safely and effectively.

Only after the entire process has been completed, is it safe for the homeowner and family members to rebuild and move back in.  Flood damage is a serious, complex catastrophe to be inspected, evaluated, and handled only by experienced professionals.

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

We live and work in this community!!  As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of North Oakland County is close by and ready to respond to your storm or flood damage emergency.  We are proud to be an active member of the Troy and neighboring communities, and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

SERVPRO of North Oakland County has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition.  Call us at today at 248-439-1160.

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