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Four Cleaning Methods To Remove Flood Damage From Your Brentwood Home

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Four Cleaning Methods To Remove Flood Damage From Your Brentwood Home Heavy soil and other contaminants left behind require special cleaning actions to ensure your home is safe to live in again.

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We all love living in Alabama; there's no better place to be. When the Alabama River breaks its banks, however, flooding in our area brings its set of problems. Despite a Corps of Engineers and all of the environmental protections in place, river water is still very dangerous to have in your home.

Simply draining it, steam cleaning your carpets, mopping the hardwood floors, and repainting the walls is not going to save your Brentwood home. Heavy soil and other contaminants left behind require special cleaning actions to ensure your home is safe to live in again. SERVPRO has decades of experience and training to accomplish this. We also maintain in each office, one of the largest inventories of equipment in the restoration business. We use that inventory, along with an extensive shelf of cleaning supplies, to perform four cleaning actions that remove contaminants from almost every surface:

Agitation
This is also called a mechanical action, and it is an excellent method to remove soil from hardwood floors, carpets and heavy fabrics used in drapes and many kinds of furniture. To increase the effectiveness, technicians often combine agitation wands and other machinery with steam or one of our cleaners to stimulate the contaminants and remove them.

Chemical Action
If the soil is exceptionally thick or resistant, it requires a chemical treatment to break it down or change it. This treatment makes the now changed soil easily removed from carpets, floors, and other surfaces.

Lubrication
This process applies a cleaner that adheres to the contaminated surface. The cleaner also captures the soil (emulsifies it) inside the detergent which further separates it from the surface and makes it easier to eliminate it.

Extraction
Once technicians complete the above actions, they finish the job by extracting, vacuuming or otherwise remove the soils and other contaminants from the surface of the floor, walls, or personal property.

Removing standing flood water from your home is just the beginning. Restoring your home to a safe environment means taking specific actions to clean the surfaces of your home and property of the contaminates left behind. SERVPRO of Montgomery is here to walk you through the flood damage restoration process and explain every step as we go. Call us today at (334) 284-1612 to get started.

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