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Mud and Silt Can Cause Extensive Storm Damage--SERVPRO Offers Water Removal and Cleanup

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mud and Silt Can Cause Extensive Storm Damage--SERVPRO Offers Water Removal and Cleanup Silt, Mud, Groundwater, Flooding and SERVPRO to the Rescue

Flood Damage Technicians in Silt Talk About Ground Water Problems

Whenever a storm makes its way into your Silt neighborhood, flooding as well as, problems with wind can ruin contents and building materials inside your home. When rain pours down for a long time, water can build up outside and enter your home possibly causing extensive flood damage to your property. When it floods outside, water can soak through your doors and walls and begin to build up inside your house. When the ground your building sits on gets saturated, it is also possible that groundwater will build up and rise into your structure from the ground underneath it. Flooding and groundwater issues can cause various types of flood damage to occur. Hydrostatic pressure can exert sufficient force damage foundation and basement structural components.
 
Any time water gets into your house; it is possible that the water is contaminated. During any flood damage project in Silt, our SERVPRO technicians know that they are dealing with a category two or three situation. Category two water has the possibility of containing harmful bacteria and rainwater is classified as "grey." Category three water is water that most likely does have harmful substances and is treated the same as a sewage backup. This is called Black Water. During both of these scenarios, carpet and other porous materials get removed, and special measures get taken to prevent the spread of dangerous microorganisms.
 
When groundwater rises, it causes potential contamination issues with any building materials or contents the moisture contacts. In most cases, our SERVPRO technicians remove any porous materials like carpets or fabrics. We can then dry out subflooring and other nonporous components. After the source gets repaired and everything is dry, we can spray the affected area with antimicrobial chemicals that reduce the chances of mold growth. This may take many days to achieve drying goals. Before the reconstruction phase begins, we often use a specialized sealant paint to trap in odors and help prevent fungal formations in the future.
 
Groundwater problems can cause health issues to exist due to the contaminated muddy water and the chance that mold can grow. If you ever have groundwater get inside your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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