When you Midtown Memphis home floods
Restoring a Residence After Flash Flooding in Midtown Memphis
Flooding occurs in all 50 states, causing billions of dollars in yearly damages. While most floods come from heavy rains and river swells over days or weeks, flash flooding poses serious concerns. In just a short time, a flash flood can cause colossal destruction to homes and infrastructure, leaving homeowners overwhelmed by the amount of cleanup and restoration ahead of them.
When your Midtown Memphis residence has suffered a flash flood, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are only a phone call away from providing service that can return your home to a preloss state. These restoration experts undergo extensive education on disaster mitigation, restoration, and repair to ensure that homeowners have a safe and comfortable residence once more. Technicians, staff, and franchise owners also receive additional education opportunities to expand their knowledge of mitigation and restoration standards and procedures.
Preparing Your Home for Flash Floods
If you have time to prepare, take the following steps to minimize damage:
- Clear out drains, downspouts, and gutters to prevent water from penetrating your home. Check on any sump pumps and moisture detection systems on your property to ensure they work.
- Elevate furniture, appliances, electronics, and other items to keep them out of the reach of floodwaters.
- If you have not already, consider elevation for water heaters and an exterior backflow valve to minimize the risk of sewage backup.
- Have an emergency kit with important documents, first aid, prescriptions, and contact information.
How SERVPRO Dries Flood Damage
After extracting floodwaters and debris and sanitizing the space thoroughly, SERVPRO technicians rely on air movers and dehumidifiers for most of the drying process. These two devices pull moisture out of surfaces, wall cavities, and flooring and replace it with warm, dry air.
The key to effective drying, however, is a consistent and active measuring of surfaces with a variety of moisture sensors and meters, as well as infrared imaging and thermohygrometers, to assess the relative humidity of both flood-affected structures and the air itself. This process determines accurate drying goals and times and ensures that materials are returned to humidity levels that are appropriate for the structure without encouraging microbial proliferation.
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis is proud to serve homeowners by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call 901-454-4975 for an experienced mitigation team with cutting-edge tools.