The National Weather Service advises that flooding in New Smyrna Beach, Florida is common during hurricane and tropical storm season. Homeowners facing flood damage following one of these natural disasters, a particularly rainy day or even a plumbing catastrophe may face major damage to their home and personal belongings. Fortunately, there are professional restoration teams that have the expertise and equipment needed to keep the damage under control following a flood.

Pinpointing Problem Areas

The problem with water damage following a flood is that much of the damage is hidden. Water damage mitigation services are aimed at providing a thorough inspection of the entire property to create a complete picture of the problem. Professional mitigation services start with immediate action to prevent further damage. Once the equipment is set up, an inspection is conducted to make sure that water is not left in hard-to-reach areas. Water that is left seeping into walls could lead to structural damage including rotting.

Preventing Mold Growth

One of the biggest concerns following a residential flood is the possibility of mold growth throughout the home. If you’ve experienced a flood, you may notice that water has seeped into hard-to-reach spots in the walls, floors, and ceilings. Additionally, upholstered furniture and blankets can hold onto moisture.

Water damage mitigation starts with a thorough water extraction process that is designed to pull moisture out of carpets, upholstered furniture, and porous surfaces. After the water has been removed from these areas, drying equipment is used to remove moisture from the air and dry out surfaces. A restoration team will not consider their job complete until they test the air for moisture levels and air quality to ensure that the conditions are no longer ideal for mold to grow.

For more information on how a restoration team can salvage your home after flooding, check out ServiceMaster Restoration by HRB’s water damage mitigation solutions or call 386-267-5806.

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