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Clearing Flood Damage from Fort Pierce South Attics

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO leave us a review Storm and flood damage restoration is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

The Attic Can Be Overwhelmed by Flood Damage

When you discover flood water penetrating your attic space, it is vital to contact professionals to help. Our SERVPRO team understands the obstacles of attic restoration to accomplish:

  • Extraction
  • Drying
  • Mold Prevention
  • Repairs
  • Reconstruction

Examining the Roof for Damage

After flood damage to Fort Pierce South homes, we must carefully examine the roof for vulnerabilities. Storms can cripple supports, remove shingles, and tear underlayment materials. Temporary patching can be installed to get the cleanup and drying processes started.

Assessing Hazards

Wet spaces in the attic can present unique obstacles in the form of safety hazards. Florida homes often have conduit and electrical components converging in the attic space to manage distribution to individual rooms better. Wet attics can create electrical hazards for responding technicians, so a portion of power to your home might require de-energizing while work gets underway.

Confined Space Management

An obstacle to attic restoration after flooding is accessing this smaller space with the needed equipment for recovery. While we have varying-sized air movers and drying tools of this nature, the sizable dehumidification units often become a challenge. In this case, desiccants can be used with lay-flat hoses to pull wet air from the attic and exhaust dry air back into the space for efficient drying.

Handling Wet Insulation

Insulation is one of the more challenging aspects and materials to manage when cleaning up flood-damaged attic space. Not only must these materials be removed, but depending on the type, they might require an additional drying step if it is fiberglass insulation. After drying, we can complete work in the attic by reinstalling dried insulation or new insulating products around the trusses and roofing materials.

Severe storm systems can threaten even reinforced and well-constructed roofs. When water can penetrate the attic space, considerable damage is possible. This situation can worsen further if experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team cannot take swift action. Call us today to help at (772) 362-7060. 

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