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Flood Damage To Campus Housing

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Regardless of the type, all campus housing is vulnerable to flood damage.

Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration

In a college town, there is every type of housing that you can imagine packed into a very small area. On campus housing such as dorm rooms are almost side-by-side with housing for senior faculty and administrators along with some fraternity and sorority housing as well. Off-campus housing is everything from single-family dwellings to duplexes and apartments; much of it built as close to campus as possible.

Regardless of the type, all University of Tennessee housing is vulnerable to flood damage. The Tennessee River is close by, and you can almost throw a rock into it from Neyland Stadium. Students in the upper-floor dorm rooms may not have to worry about river water, but they still have to suffer if a fellow student forgets to turn off a bathroom faucet and floods their floor and the ones below them. SERVPRO is ready to stop the damage from getting worse and to restore floors, walls and furniture to its former state.

If called in quickly, our rapid response team can remove standing water and prevent the loss of carpets, wood floors and even carpet padding. Our specialized equipment can also remove the water and moisture that damages furniture, forcing its replacement. This is critical for students that live off-campus and may be paying for their housing out of an already tight budget. We start by removing water left by the flood using a series of pumps and vacuums scaled to match each job. If the water levels have increased enough to compromise the power outlets and electrical system, we also have our generators to provide power for you. Once that is finished, we bring in our commercial dehumidifiers to draw excess moisture from the air and a specialized set of heaters that will dry out a carpet without burning or otherwise damaging the fibers.

Once the obvious damage has been taken care of, our trained inspectors will examine walls and floor trim to determine if there is further damage. Depending on the extent, our technicians may be able to draw out the moisture or recommend replacing drywall and trim that may be too soaked to be saved. If you are concerned recent flood damage or wish to engage one of our inspectors for a free, one time, preventive check, contact us today at SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. You can quickly reach us at (865) 862-8907.

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