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Could You Be Making a DIY Mistake in Kalispell When Dealing with Flooding in Your Home?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged floor; carpeting removed to dry subflloor; water stains seen on wall Storms frequently cause water damage. Sometimes our techs need to remove water damaged items to completely dry your property.

Partner with the Professionals When a Flood Damages Your Kalispell Home

The Flathead River watershed can expose the Kalispell area to the risk of flooding due to various factors, including clogged-up waterways. Montana experiences the most frequent ice jams in the continental United States, increasing the chance of overland flooding. The water incursions can develop quickly and devastate a home and outbuildings. Management of these potentially catastrophic scenarios is best left to a trustworthy water mitigation company.

Trained IICRC Flood Damage Restoration Technicians

Our crews of trained technicians are ready to respond to all aspects of flood damage to your Kalispell home. Concerns include contamination of the water flowing around and into your house. Mud and sediment can be part of the flooding, sweeping vegetative, chemical, insect, and animal waste and debris into your property with the water. Municipal stormwater systems often become overwhelmed, adding the possibility of sewage backing up into basements and foundations.

SERVPRO technicians categorize the floodwaters from clean to gray to black. Gray and black indicate increasing contamination, indicating the need to clean up severe hazards, including human waste and pathogens. Our team is familiar with regulatory requirements intended to keep both your family and our restoration workers safe during the floodwaters' collection, containment, and disposal.

Flood Damage Restoration Equipment

Our service vehicles contain pumps, extractors, and cleaning and EPA-registered disinfectant products. Members of the SERVPRO team don personal protective equipment (PPE) for their safety and to prevent the spread of contaminants into unaffected areas of your home during clean-up. We use thermal scanners and moisture meters to locate flood water that migrated into building cavities to ensure the standing water's evacuation.

Disinfection and applied structural drying are the next steps in flood damage restoration. SERVPRO uses air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to move water from saturated structural components into the drier air, ready for containment by evaporative or desiccant dehumidification units. We often use strategies like flood cuts to gain access to damp areas behind walls during the drying phase.

SERVPRO might recommend a pack-out of stored items and furnishings to our production facility during the flood damage abatement. Skilled technicians clean and dry items you might have feared were lost using specialized equipment and techniques.

SERVPRO of Flathead County is eager to work with you to make your flood-damaged property "Like it never even happened." Call round the clock at (406) 300-0435 to get your restoration project moving.

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