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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cocoa Dining Room Needs Flood Restoration from SERVPRO

As seen in the Before Photo, this Cocoa home needed emergency services water damage restoration from SERVPRO. Once floodwater enters a home, the large amount of water migrates rapidly throughout and seeps under the flooring in particular.

Water Removal Service by SERVPRO

There is a considerable difference between relying on towels and a wet/dry vacuum and the use of professional water extraction equipment in Central Brevard properties undergoing flood restoration services. SERVPRO technicians bring every piece of water removal services plus drying equipment needed to eliminate the flood damage and water odors in Central Brevard homes.

Determining the Scale of the Flood Restoration Needed in Cocoa Homes

In the Before Photo, it is clear to see that the flooring has had continued exposure to flood water. SERVPRO technicians use their moisture detection equipment to determine if seepage occurred under the floorboards and if water wicked behind the white baseboards into the sheetrock on the walls. Fortunately, for this Central Brevard homeowner, although the floorboards required removal for drying the subfloor underneath, the rest of the room did not need much in the way of water damage repairs.

Water Removal Services in Cocoa Homes Include Some Controlled Demo

When water damage occurs to laminate flooring, there is no restoration chance because of the materials used to construct the floorboards. The issue lies in the core, which is made of cardboard, or an equally absorbent center that degrades upon prolonged exposure to moisture. SERVPRO technicians used portable pumps to perform water removal services before lifting away the boards to make them lighter and safer to handle during the flood restoration process in the Central Brevard home.

Drying Cocoa Homes After Water Clean Up by SERVPRO

When the SERVPRO techs tackle flood restoration in Cocoa homes, they carefully monitor the drying process. As seen in the After Photograph, many ruined floorboards were removed as part of the water damage remediation to expose the subfloor for drying. SERVPRO placed several industrial air movers around the flood restoration area to dry the room evenly at the same place. The high-velocity air pulls up embedded moisture, and the dehumidifier in the center of the room captures this moisture and ports it off-site. While the air movers are running in the Central Brevard home, SERVPRO techs take air moisture measurements to confirm the property is drying as predicted. SERVPRO technicians set drying goals for the air measurements. Each property is different; during the water removal services, various elements such as local humidity, weather, and structural components determine the Central Brevard property's drying goals.

Prepping for Water Damage Repairs in Central Brevard Properties

SERVPRO technicians have access to various professional cleaning agents, including EPA-registered biocides and antimicrobial solutions they regularly use as part of the flood restoration. Water degrades rapidly, and even clean water can harbor bacterial growth after 24-hours. Hence, the property must be sanitized before the water damage repairs are completed, such as installing new floorboards in the Central Brevard home.