Cleaning Up Effectively After Flood Damage at Marlborough Homes
SERVPRO Restores Marlborough Properties after Flood Incidents
Flooding has become a more frequent occurrence. When the velocity of the floodwaters slows, it can leave behind large amounts of sand, silt, and other debris. It also leaves behind pathogenic and non-pathogenic agents. Remediation and recovery need to be undertaken quickly after a flood incident in your Marlborough home to return the area to normal and prevent secondary damages such as mold damage.
Cleaning up after flood damage in a Marlborough home can be arduous, requiring sufficient manpower and tools. Depending on the amount of water and damage caused, it could be better to find a professional to help with the work. SERVPRO has a qualified team experienced in disaster response. We respond to such situations rapidly since we have teams on standby 24/7. Flooding is likely to ruin most interior finishes and contents when left unaddressed. Our team can prevent further damage to your property by beginning cleanup promptly.
Effective restoration after a flood entails:
- Removing any remaining floodwaters
- Removing mud and debris
- Salvaging personal items
- Drying and disinfecting any wet areas or objects
When cleaning up after a flood, you need to extract the water. Though most of it would have receded, some traces remain in certain areas of your home. Also, some structural components, such as the walls, tend to absorb moisture gradually, compromising them as long as they stay waterlogged. Therefore, drying the space out and disinfecting any affected areas or items is essential.
Assessing Flood Damage
After a flood, you must assess the damage your home may have suffered. SERVPRO proceeds with caution when assessing damage after a flood, then take the necessary safety precautions before entering the house. Our teams consider the building materials in your home to know how much water they may have retained. We look for signs to tell if a structure has been altered or weakened. For example, corners that used to be 90 degrees may have been pushed to a different angle:
Other signs to look out for
- Cracks, bulges, and sagging in floors and walls
- Sagging ceilings
- Cracks in your basement or foundation walls
SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord provides resources to tackle flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (978) 486-9868.