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Urban Challenges for Flood Control in Chattanooga

4/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Urban Challenges for Flood Control in Chattanooga It is easy to create even more damage when you try to clean up flood damage in your home by yourself. Call SERVPRO and have it done correctly.

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage in Your Home

Weather patterns evolve in a way the urban planners of more than a century ago never anticipated. Rehabbing, rebuilding, and the proliferation of flat, concrete or asphalt paving areas push city storm sewers to the edge in the neighborhoods. Storm sewers that fail to contain the runoff cause flooding and SERVPRO is here to troubleshoot with homeowners when water enters basements and other lower levels.
 
Homeowners residing in the city neighborhoods fear flood damage to Chattanooga homes more than ever before. The older housing stock takes a beating when rains fall heavily. Foundations fill with water and sewage. This kind of water problem is beyond the scope of the shop vac and mop. We offer the equipment, staff, and expertise required to restore your historic home to its pre-flood standard.
 
Sewer backups are by definition brimming with potentially hazardous debris. Human waste, decomposing animals, roadway chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers, and vehicle fluids like gas, oil, and antifreeze all sweep into a basement when the sewers cannot handle the flow. SERVPRO is familiar with the risks inherent with this contaminated water and experienced in its safe removal and disposal. A quick assessment of the water backed up in your basement guides our next several steps.
 
Contaminated water requires particular treatment when removed and awaiting disposal, and SERVPRO knows the regulations in your area. Our team takes charge of pumping and extracting the water, and then reinspects floors, ceilings, walls, insulation, appliances, and HVAC systems for lingering damage that needs sanitization or, in some cases, removal. Porous surfaces frequently do not fare well, and it is not uncommon for drywall or insulation to need replacement due to health and safety reasons. Hard surfaces like tile flooring and cinderblock often survive without the permanent infestation of the infectious wastes after our team cleans and disinfects the areas.
 
Sorting out your options after the flood is a job for you and the team at SERVPRO. Our employees train regularly to industry standards and our project managers bring years of experience to your flood damage crisis. Be confident that we offer restoration done right, turning a wet, smelly, and possibly dangerous basement to a clean and safe area to live and perform household tasks.
 
Homeowners in the city turn to SERVPRO of South Chattanooga for their flood damage needs. Contact us at (423) 785-3200 for an inspection and plan to recover from this disaster.

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