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How do I rebuild after a flood in Everett?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Rebuilding a property can be a time-consuming process.

Flood Damage recovery and restoration are available to residents in Everett within four hours of notification of loss with SERVPRO

Can floods cause structural damage?

In the US, floods cause billions of dollars worth in damages every year. As little as two inches of rushing water has the strength to uproot trees, flip vehicles, and burst through doors. A flash flood can harm an Everett property by damaging doorways and windows and sending debris against the mortar. Once inside a property, external and internal standing water can exert significant pound for pound pressure against jointing, walls, and floors. In a worst-case scenario, floods can cause some or part of your home to collapse. Equally, performing restoration without the experience of structural risks in a flooded property can be dangerous for both the structure and yourself.

How do I repair structural damage in a flooded property?

    •    Scope the property for any safety issues and shutoff mains electricity as well as gas
    •    Extract water from the property using submersible pumps and water extraction equipment
    •    Clean and disinfect the property thoroughly, then remove any non-salvageable materials
    •    Create a sound drying strategy to eliminate residual moisture
    •    Perform structural repair and reinstallation of any non-salvageable material

Do I need to use a general contractor as well as a restorer for flood recovery?

Restorers mitigate loss after a flood, preparing your property for repair by making it safe, secure, and sanitary. Depending on your restorer, you may need to enlist a general contractor separately to perform rebuilding and remodeling work. Third-parties are also useful if you need specialist repair to plumbing or electricity. SERVPRO has in-house technicians with qualifications in general construction (OSHA), so you only have to deal with one point of contact from start to finish.

Rebuilding a property can be a time-consuming process. Contact SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

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