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Call the Professionals to Deal with Storm Damage in Your Lakeland Residence

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage remediation in your Lakeland property can take a lot out of the people. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Weather-Related Damage to Your Lakeland Home can Happen in Any Season

With over a half dozen lakes near the Lakeland area, damage to homes happens year-round. Flooding from these lakes is only one thing causing property damage. Rain forced through slightly opened windows can soak into your floors, leaving them saturated as the moisture slowly seeps downward and horizontally. If nesting animals bore holes into any part of your roof, rain coming through leaves overhead areas soggy and unable to bear their own weight.

The weather has the potential to change things on your Lakeland property, with damage from rain and flooding posing risks that other aspects of the weather do not cause. Just like sun-faded clothing left on the line too long wears out faster, water and moisture can act in similar ways. The deterioration of materials used to construct your house speeds up once they become damp. Microbes help increase the amount of damage experienced by homeowners, often creating a new mess that requires appropriate mitigation or remediation.

Rain falls year-round, making damage a possibility to your home. When flooding, heavy rain, or storm damage ruin part of your residence, SERVPRO has Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified specialists to carry out the mitigation and restoration you need. We leave our customers' homes dry, livable, and protected against future damage.

When homeowners attempt to dry things out after a rainstorm with a fan, they rarely use a dehumidifier. Pulling the moisture out of floors and other saturated, damp materials places that same moisture into the air, where it can damage more of your home. While we sometimes do open windows and doors to help during the drying process, this only does the job needed when the outdoor air contains very little humidity.

In addition to dehumidifiers and desiccant machines, SERVPRO utilizes several other pieces of equipment to help us mitigate damage and restore homes. One of these is our Injectidry machines, which uses tubing to force air into small spaces and enclosed areas that would prove challenging to mitigate quickly. We can also use these with mats to extract the water from underneath wood floors and prevent cupping and crowning from occurring. We use the Injectidry quite often when mitigating damage from storms and floods, helping make things dry again so microbes cannot grow.

For customers requiring additional restoration beyond cleaning up and mitigation of damaged areas, we can hang drywall, fix ceilings, prime and paint entire rooms, and install carpeting. We do this to save our customers time and money, and to reduce the hassle of looking for qualified contractors who can do the work to their expectations.

Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 when the weather turns nasty and takes it out on your property. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster and know how to get things under control again for you. Homeowners in Arcadia, Highland City, and Mulberry know they can rely on us.

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