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Microbes Threaten Raleigh Homes Impacted by Flood Damage

4/30/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with water covering the floor and furniture floating everywhere Floodwaters can pose many dangers to the homeowner. Don’t take unnecessary risks and contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation.

Microbe-Related Flood Damage in Raleigh Can Be Reduced by Limiting Fuel Sources

It is widely understood that the greatest threats to flood-impacted Raleigh area homes are those associated with microorganisms. Microscopic creatures carried by floodwaters are capable of causing all kinds of residential problems, ranging from persistent musty odors and discolorations to structure-destroying dry rot. Luckily, these issues can be prevented or mitigated by limiting the factors influencing microbial growth.

The Raleigh flood damage remediation experts at SERVPRO routinely deal with black water microbes and tirelessly work to minimize their effects on your home. They remain forever mindful of these threats while performing biohazard remediation, sewage cleanup, water removal services, and water damage remediation efforts. Once on-site, our highly-trained and experienced technicians act to hinder the growth of microorganisms by:

  • Quickly extracting standing water with state-of-the-art equipment and drying water-saturated areas behind structural elements, like floors, walls, and ceilings, with advanced Injectidry systems
  • Reducing interior moisture levels and keeping the inside of your residence below 60% relative humidity, the point at which mold and other microbes start to proliferate
  • Maintaining room temperatures below sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which microbial growth begins to be fostered
  • Removing or properly treating all potential food sources for microorganisms, like dirt, wood, drywall, insulation, and other organic materials, with disinfectants or antifungals

Once all of these measures have been taken, your home is usually protected from further flood-related damage associated with bacterial or fungal growths.

So, as a responsible homeowner, always be prepared for potential flood damage by knowing who to call when the unthinkable occurs. Also, remember that your neighbors at SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh/Garner are always here for you and can be reached at (919) 615-1179 whenever you need our assistance.

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