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A Fast Recovery from Attic to Floor Level Flood Damage in Your Cumming Residence

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Fast Recovery from Attic to Floor Level Flood Damage in Your Cumming Residence No matter how large or small the damage may be, SERVPRO will be there to restore.

SERVPRO Can Get Your Attic and Floor Back to Pre-Storm Condition Quickly and Efficiently 

Water lines can break anywhere along their lengths, either on the tubing itself or at a joint or other connection. When a water supply line breaks apart, water comes bursting out at several gallons per minute, regardless of its location.

Cumming homes that have any flood damage need fast and reliable mitigation services started immediately. When a break is, by chance, located in the attic, that water is not only going to spread from one side of the attic to the other, but a large portion of that water is also going to come downward. As it is brought down by gravity, water is also absorbed by both the exterior sides of walls and the interiors of those walls.

When water comes from an overhead position, drywall is bathed in water on both sides. Electrical wiring can short out and switch boxes can become full of water, rendering the circuits within broken and unusable.

Both ceilings in a two-story home with overhead flooding are often damaged unequally, with the upper floor ceiling being impacted the hardest, and usually left beyond simple repair. The lower floor's ceiling may escape major, catastrophic damage and with some repairs being made instead, be as good as new.

The attic floor is often saturated and until this is completely dried, the ceiling repairs for the second level cannot be completed. If insulation was present in the attic, it needs to be replaced. Insulation that has been wet can rarely be saved after this type of incident.

Carpeting can often be restored, however, if care is taken to not allow stretching of the fibers or backing during the drying process. The sub-flooring must also be completely dried out as well. After this is completed, sanitizing and deodorization are also done, leaving everything like new, but without the sometimes offensive 'new carpet' smell.

Structural deficits that occur because of overhead flooding can also happen, and at SERVPRO, our water damage technicians are trained to handle this. Restoring your home so that it is once again “Like it never even happened” is a specialty of ours. We want your home not only to look like it should but also to be as safe as it should be.

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From woodwork to wallpapers and painting to carpeting and underlay to electrical and plumbing, and everything in between, we know how to bring your home back to how you remember it, once again, and quickly. Call us when you have any degree of flood damage. We, SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties, are local, and only a phone call away. Contact us, 24/7, at (770) 887-1962.

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