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Why do I need to call a professional after there has been a Storm?

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

You come home from work after it had been storming all day and find that there is about an inch of standing water on your basement floor. Immediately you begin grabbing as many towels as you can and begin ringing them out into a bucket. You start opening up windows, you grab a fan to help dry up the water. You can’t get the job done fast enough. You think to yourself, “Can I do this myself or should I call for help?”

When a home is not properly cleaned after floodwaters have occurred and a person attempts to fulfill the job themselves without the help of a professional it can end in more harm than good. Often times the cleaning, drying, and disinfecting processes aren’t done correctly which can result in leaving your home as an unhealthy and potentially moldy environment.

 It is unfortunately not a time to try to do the job alone. Here are a few reasons why calling a professional is best rather doing it yourself:

  • Flood water is contaminated
  • Gravity pulls water
  • Beware of mold
  • Equipment is essential

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach is trained to clean, dry and disinfect your home in a way that leaves it free from contamination and mold. So, rewind! When you walk into your home and head down to your basement and come across standing water you will not attempt the job on your own. In fact, you will not let another moment go by without calling SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach to get the job done right. You may attempt to soak up some of the water but it is after you have alerted us at SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach and will be on our way to rescuing your home from water damage and a major outbreak of mold. Protect your home, protect your family and if you come across the horror of floodwaters invading your home, make the choice to call.

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