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What Should South Knoxville Homeowners with Flood Damage Expect?

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Floodwater on street and yards Our area is no stranger to flood damage. SERVPRO is just a phone call away for your complete flood damage restoration.

SERVPRO Handles Water Cleanup of Any Size in South Knoxville

Floodwater amounting to a single inch within a South Knoxville home can equal thousands of dollars in damages to both the structure and contents. The timing of how quickly the cleanup begins plays a large part in the overall outcome.

Flood damage in a South Knoxville home is one of the most significant types of situations a property owner can face. SERVPRO techs know each restoration service is unique based on the structure, contents, and amount of water in the home, but there are commonplace things that happen after a house has exposure to floodwater, such as:

  • Ruin of walls and floors
  • Disposal of non-washable textiles
  • Pack out of undamaged and restorable items outside the worksite

What Happens to Walls and Floors with Damage from Floodwater?

A mere inch of water can affect a structure in catastrophic ways. Once water enters a house, it migrates rapidly and follows the path of least resistance. This behavior results in wicking into walls, water behind baseboards, and seeping under floors. 

Is Special Equipment Needed for This Type of Water Cleanup?

SERVPRO technicians bring extraction equipment that can remove large quantities of water and professional cleaning agents to treat the water. These cleaning agents reduce harmful elements to make the water safer to handle. 

In some cases, the removal of walls and some built-in parts of the house require disposal due to damage from the water. If floodwater runs behind the toe-kick at the bottom of a cabinet and saturates the subfloor or wicks into the wall behind the unit, they may require removal for extraction and drying. 

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 supports the community with 24-hour on-call flood damage restoration services. 

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