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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flooding/Rising Water

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

A home's basement flooded with muddy, silty water If you have experienced water loss, contact SERVPRO of Tri-County for consultation on restoration services.

The mountains and hills of beautiful Northeast Georgia provide tremendous beauty. They also are a natural inhibitor to flooding. Because of the steep and rocky slopes, rain water is typically, quickly shed and moves safely downstream.

Unlike other parts of America that are low lying with flat rivers and large flood plains, our part of Georgia is somewhat sheltered from large scale flooding.

However, that doesn’t mean we are totally immune. Localized flooding of creeks and rivers can and still do occur.

Heavy and sudden thunderstorms can quickly over-whelm gutters, drains and grading causing flood waters to intrude into our homes and businesses. Even if your home is the only home on the street to experience rising water, the impact and disruption can be dramatic.

Flood waters can be especially challenging as they also can bring mud, silt and bacteria from unsanitary sources. Quick water extraction and cleaning is vital to prevent mold, mildew and other health problems.

Fast water removal is first on the list of urgent steps. SERVPRO truck mounted and portable extraction machines can quickly pump out and remove the water. Extraction is 1200 times more effective than surface evaporation only.

Removal of damaged building materials such as carpet, pad and drywall should also be done quickly to speed drying and prevent mold.

Cleaning of all affected surfaces with products approved by the EPA is recommended to remove any pollutants or contaminates that the ground water might have brought in with it.

If you have experienced loss from rising water, contact SERVPRO of Tri-County for consultation on partial or total restoration services.

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