A Complete Guide to Storm Damage Remediation in Riverview, FL
A Complete Guide to Storm Damage Remediation in Tampa.
In a violent weather event, you should notify your insurance provider as soon as possible. If you notice any burst water mains or felled trees, it is beneficial to contact the water-company and environmental agency here in Riverview, FL. Our restorers can mitigate massive amounts of loss at your property, providing that we receive your call and arrange service quickly.
Are you a certified water restoration company?
SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to become part of our storm damage team here in Tallahassee. Our qualifications come from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) which is a nationally recognized body. Our experienced roster covers water restoration technicians (WRT) as well as applied structural drying (ASD) and applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRT.) While WRT technicians are part of our core services, and adverse weather event can throw up many different challenges involving microbial growth and water migration. By utilizing a diverse set of technicians with a range of skills, you can ensure the property has a strong chance of returning to its original condition.
What coverage am I likely to have for storm-related damages?
You should check your insurance policy before the winter months to ensure that you have the proper coverage for these types of emergencies. These areas include:
- The structure as well as the crawl space and foundation of your home
Wiring, as well as plumbing, can malfunction in wild weather.
- Make sure your policy covers electric and plumbing systems.
- Essential appliances such as your refrigerator, stove, washing machine, dishwasher and dryer.
- Structural contents like permanent carpets as well as panels or other materials used in the building construction.
- Detached garages generally need to be listed under a separate insurance policy.
How do I clean up my home after a water intrusion or flood?
- Cleanup after a severe flood in Tallahassee can be a time consuming and arduous process.
You can undertake this task in three key stages.
The first is emergency services which mainly focus on preventing further loss rather than reversing existing damage. SERVPRO emergency units can drain your property using pumps for large amounts of standing waters and extractors for smaller amounts.
Floodwaters have high levels of contamination. Water contamination can affect both your possessions and the building materials in your home. Our technicians can wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely enter a building that may contain raw sewage, herbicides, viruses, debris or saltwater. WRT technicians have cross-training to aid them with biohazardous substances. We can seal affected areas, decontaminate and remove any salvageable items. Doing so can remove the risk of spreading contaminants or other debris into unaffected areas of the house.
When both stages are complete, we can undertake the restoration. Restoration involves repairing any material harm to the property. These steps may include installation of drywall and the repair or replacement of permanent fittings like blinds and carpets. Depending on the scope of harm, restoration may take several days or several months. Properties with expensive material construction, like hardwood flooring and tiles, generally take longer and require more expertise to restore fully.
If you identify water damage, it's best to hire professionals to fix it. That's where we come in. When you need an experienced professional to assess and restore your home in Tampa, we're here for you. Contact us at any hour of the day and we'll be there to help.