Be Ready for Late Summer Flood Damage in Bristol
SERVPRO can help you get a head start on flood damage in Bristol.
It seems like we frequently hear that a storm in Bristol or other areas in eastern Tennessee is a “once every ten years” event. Last August, over two inches of rain fell in four hours, flooding homes and businesses. Extreme weather patterns show no signs of reversal, so it is not out of the question for your home to risk exposure to harm from both storm and flooding over the next several months.
When storm-related flood damage hits Bristol the water creates many channels into your home. Flash flooding over land and paved streets can slam into your house’s foundation, finding a way in through cracks, over door sills, and through lower level egress windows. If the storm features high winds, trees and utility poles can crush roofs and punch holes in siding. Straightline gusts peel shingles and blow horizontal sheets of rainwater into open windows and doors.
The damage done to your home can be extensive. You need a restoration company that can take you from the initial assessment to rebuild if needed. SERVPRO has this ability, with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians to handle all tasks needed to make it “Like it never even happened.”
With your home exposed to the elements, our crew’s first task is to secure damaged structures and cover holes. We tarp and board up the exterior as experienced managers assess the interior and plan an integrated strategy to bring it back to pre-flood condition.
Our trucks are fully stocked with commercial-grade equipment. Submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors begin the work of water removal, powered by generators on our trucks if required. Floodwaters are highly-contaminated, Category 3 fluids. SERVPRO team members are familiar with local regulations concerning containment and hazardous waste disposal and implement them.
Cleaning with EPA-registered products is followed by disinfection with registered antimicrobials. This step inhibits the growth of any pathogens or molds left on surfaces by the flood water mixture. SERVPRO searches for trapped water with thermal imaging devices and releases it for containment using flood cuts or other controlled demolition. We dry out the space using professional-grade heated air movers and dehumidifiers, monitoring moisture levels continuously. Build-back of that demolition plus repairs to storm-damaged structures are final steps.
Relax and be confident that the multi-certified and licensed crews at SERVPRO of Kingsport / Bristol can take care of every flood damage need. Call us at (423) 245-5552 as the water moves in. The sooner we mitigate and remediate, the more successful the outcome.
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Residential Contractor License #: 67298
Commercial Contractor License #: 67298
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