How SERVPRO Remediates Water Damage in St. Petersburg
Flood Damage for Your St. Petersburg Home
Whether your home in St. Petersburg is underwater due to groundwater or excess falling rain, some practices are best for you to follow within the first twenty-four hours after the flood so that you and your family remain safe. You also ensure the best possible outcome with your insurance company.
The first thing to do once the initial danger is over, whether you had to evacuate your home or not, is to contact a professional remediation company for help with the flood damage in St. Petersburg. SERVPRO has trained and experienced staff who quickly come when you call us so we can attempt to avoid additional damage to your structure.
Before beginning any repairs or removing the water, you should thoroughly document all the damage by taking photos or even video. Doing so gives you a good record of everything that happened which you can present to your insurance agent, so you get the coverage you need. If you do not take the pictures before beginning repairs, you could decrease how much coverage you receive.
In any flooding situation, safety is the first concern of SERVPRO techs. Not only do we wear proper protective equipment, including full suits, gloves, boots, and masks, but we have you and your family stay out of the residence while we work. Flood waters usually contain various contaminants which can include sewage and chemical runoff. We can also speak with your insurance adjuster for you so you can concentrate on your family during this stressful time.
We will likely need to replace certain items if they have become saturated with flood water such as carpeting and any drywall up to where the waters rose. We can cut out the section that got wet and replace it with new material.
After a flood, you can also find out if your home is in a disaster area. If it has been deemed so by government authorities, homeowners usually have access to additional resources that include public services to remediate and protect the area. Plus, you might even be able to get financial assistance. You can contact your insurance company or FEMA directly for more information.
SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg understands that after flooding in your home in Coffeepot Bayou, Snell Isle or Placido Bayou you are under much stress. Give us a call at (727) 522-0000 as soon as possible so we can come and help you restore your home and take a lot of the pressure off of you.
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