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Water Damage Repair for Largo Homes After Flooding 

12/2/2022 (Permalink)

Hurricane Ian sign with clouds Repair work and salvaging your home after storm damage is a SERVPRO priority. We serve Largo after water leaks and hurricanes.

Identifying Common Water Damage Repair Needs

Storm systems are not uncommon in Florida, with a few in recent years showing the destructive side of nature throughout the state. Hurricane Ian recently left his mark on our West Coast. The need for damage repairs can be evident after these storms pass through and you get your first look at the impact.

Controlled Demolition

There is no mistaking the need for controlled demolition when water damage repair for Largo homes gets considered after storms. From the impact on the roofing system to floodwater infiltrating the main level of the house, severe storm systems commonly faced by this coastal community leave behind a pressing need for repairs and reconstruction.

Removing Wall System Components

The infiltration of floodwaters creates an immediate issue for wall systems. Nearly all components of these structural assemblies are porous and absorb water infiltrating from the outside or interior rooms. Flooding can be particularly threatening to these elements as any porous material must be removed if the threat of contaminants exists. Hydrostatic pressures can introduce these threatening blackwater intrusions to materials like:

  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Utilities
  • Wood framing
  • Plywood

Replacing Flooded Floors

Many flooring materials used in your home cannot withstand long contact times with pooling water. Flood infiltration can immediately compromise many flooring elements like carpeting, and the possibility of contaminants increases the need to remove these installed floors and replace them with new options. This removal is the only way to overcome introduced contaminants sufficiently.

Is Mold Present?

The presence of mold can also require damage repairs. When these organisms infiltrate porous materials used for building your home, they can degrade structural integrity and force controlled demolition. The presence of mold alone can indicate that structural deterioration is already well underway, though the contaminants and potential bacterial threats brought in with floodwater increase the development and spread of microbial colonization.

Flooding can cause an immediate need for water damage repairs in Largo homes. When these storm damage conditions exist, our professionals act quickly to help. Give SERVPRO of Largo a call today at (727) 586-0060. 

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