We Arrive Quickly To Any West Palm Beach Home After A Flood
Why Handling Flood Damage in Your West Palm Beach Residence Promptly is Critical
West Palm Beach is located in a coastal, low-lying, and relatively flat region. It experiences heavy rain events frequently and tropical storms periodically, making it vulnerable to flooding. Historically, flooding in this city taken several forms. One is flash flooding that occurs because of intense localized precipitation. Rain leads to a buildup of floodwaters that exceeds drainage capacities. Coastal surge flooding caused by storm-force winds is also an issue.
When your West Palm Beach property has flood damage, you should not put off the cleanup work and repairs because the damage can worsen. Floodwater can cause the metal to rust and furniture to discolor. The mineral deposits in floodwater can also leave stains on ceilings and walls. The following happens after floodwater enters a home.
In a few minutes
- Water spreads and various porous materials absorb it.
- Wood finishes and furniture gets disturbed and may stain or bleed.
- Paper documents, books, and photographs absorb the water and warp.
- The bacteria in floodwater spread to different parts of a home.
After 1-24 hours
- Wood furniture delaminates and swelling can cause cracking.
- Non-colorfast dyes in fabrics bleed.
- Musty odors fill the home.
After 48 hours
- Severe warping in wood flooring may render it unsalvageable and require replacing.
- Wallpaper adhesive may no longer support the weight of wallpaper.
- Mold infestation and odor become apparent.
- Paint blisters
- Metal surfaces rust.
- Thicker wood products like studs and doors swell and warp.
- Mold growth occurs.
SERVPRO is well equipped and well organized to handle the flood damage in your home efficiently. We have advanced water extraction equipment like portable pumps and wet/dry vacuums that can remove the standing water rapidly. Successful water damage mitigation entails removing both the visible and invisible water. Visible water is the pooling, flooding, and puddles resulting from the incident, while hidden water manifests as extreme indoor humidity.
High humidity migrates readily to rooms and upper levels of a building where water in a liquid state is not present. Exposure to high humidity causes secondary destruction to porous building materials and household possessions. High humidity also slows the drying process of soaked building materials. To prevent the repercussions of high humidity, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) use compact air movers to increase air circulation. Using these devices also increases evaporation and minimizes drying time. Compact air movers are suitable for drying small and hard-to-reach spaces like corners, under counters and closets.
Our SERVPRO crew also uses industrial-grade dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. We use dehumidifiers continuously during the water damage recovery process until the indoor relative humidity reaches the desired levels. Our technicians can also use antimicrobial treatments to sanitize your home and industrial air scrubbers to eliminate unpleasant odors.
When floodwaters have entered your Lake Worth, Ocean Ridge, or Palm Beach residence, contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 for restoration services. We can provide you with the help you need. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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