How Can I Restore My Bedroom After a Storm Flood?
Certified Restoration Technicians Have the Tools and Training Needed for Rapid Response Flood Water Removal from Largo Homes
Bedrooms are areas that can experience a large amount of loss during a flood. Contaminants like chemical runoff and sewage can render many items unsafe to keep, including carpet and mattresses. However, there is a team ready to help Largo homeowners preserve as much as possible while emphasizing clients’ safety.
SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist Largo residents with flood water removal services that include cleanup and home restoration. This team is licensed to render both general contracting (license #CBC1250662) and mold remediation services (license #MRSR1163) to return flood-damaged structures and contents to a preloss condition. Minimizing structural and property loss saves homeowners time and money while providing them with peace of mind.
What is SERVPRO Trained to Do?
Technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive extensive education on such topics as:
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Water Damage Restoration
- Upholstery Cleaning
- Mold Remediation
This commitment to education ensures that SERVPRO teams are well-versed in restoration industry best practices while providing a consistently high standard of service for homeowners.
SERVPRO also provides education opportunities for insurance and real estate professionals that help them better understand the restoration industry as well as how these disasters can impact homes. Courses include:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
- Restorative Drying for Loss Control
- A noncredit Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
How Do I Choose Plants for a Rain Garden?
One of the most effective ways to keep flooding out of your home is to implement outdoor measures that keep your home as safe and dry as possible. Planting a rain garden is an endeavor you can easily undertake on your own or with loved ones.
- Choose highly-absorbent native plants. Invasive plant species can be detrimental to local ecosystems and plant life. Plants native to Florida are well-suited to handle the precipitation levels in Largo. Popular options for native trees, shrubs, and flowers include:
- Florida maple (Acer saccharum var. floridum)
- Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)
- Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)
- Rain Lily (Zephyranthes atamasca)
- Elderberry(Sambucus nigra (subsp.) canadensis)
- Plan around your location and the plants you wish to use. When planning your garden, keep shorter plants on higher elevation areas and taller ones in the lowest points of where you choose to plant. Smaller plants can be spaced close together for thinning out later on. Pair native grasses with wildflowers to help keep them upright.
- Make sure plants can tolerate both wet and dry conditions. Rain gardens allow for as much as 30% more water to soak into the ground compared to the average lawn. While this can be beneficial for your gardening needs, be sure to choose plants that are also well- suited to dry spells between rainy weather.
What Does Landscaping Do to Prevent Home Flooding?
- Water moves away from your home. Talk to a landscaping professional about grading your yard. This process creates a slope around your home in all directions that helps redirect water to the street and nearby municipal drainage systems.
- Below-ground drainage removes excess water. Using sub-surface drainage options like a French drain or channel system has a variety of benefits for flood damage prevention, including:
- Preventing erosion
- Protecting your grass and plants that are sensitive to drainage.
- Water is redirected where you need it to go. Endpoints for water can include a drain line, a collection pit, or a drain swale.
- Dry streambeds redirect water while adding curb appeal. These timeless landscaping additions are both aesthetic and functional, especially for areas of your property with a natural slope. Streambeds lower home flood risk by creating a path for water that also keeps it contained.
How Does SERVPRO Prepare Structures for Drying?
Flooded homes require extensive extraction and sanitation to ensure that they can be dried without spreading secondary water damages and microbes through the air. Measures taken before structural drying may include:
- Cataloging and moving belongings to a SERVPRO warehouse for restoration.
- Removing solid debris, including silt, sewage, pests, and flood-damaged porous materials like carpeting and mattresses with the informed consent of homeowners and insurance adjusters.
- Removing damaged porous structural materials like sheetrock and insulation to be replaced during the reconstruction process.
- Sanitizing flood-damaged, salvageable surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions.
- Deodorization with a variety of materials and tools, including odor counteractant beads, ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging, and hydroxyl generators.
Call SERVPRO of Largo Faster at (727) 586-0060 for disaster mitigation and restoration services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster.