Flooding Can Happen in a Flash
With all of the devastating floods currently affecting multiple parts of the country, we want our customers to be prepared. The rain last week has caused flooding to a number of area homes and businesses. We've received many calls from home and business owners who need help drying out their water damages. SERVPRO of Albany & Americus is considered an essential business and has never stopped working through any crisis.
The reality is that flooding still happens and needs to be cleaned up quickly to prevent secondary damage. Quick action is the key to limiting damage if you have flooding. Here are some actions that can prevent mold from growing in your home.
- Protect your belongings – remove light furniture and upholstered items as well as other items that are susceptible (cardboard boxes, carpets and other porous items) from the affected area.
- Remove as much water as possible using a wet/dry vacuum.
- Use fans to circulate the air and speed up the drying process. A good rule of thumb is to run the fans for an additional week after the area appears dry.
- A dehumidifier can be used as well to remove excess moisture and dry out the room.
Water damage can easily be hidden underneath rugs or carpet, so be sure to give your home a thorough inspection if you suspect water damage. Although carpets can be steam cleaned, they are tough to treat and padding typically cannot be saved.
If you have flood damage in your home or business, give us a call. We are an IICRC trained mold and water mitigation company and have the tools and expertise to treat your South Georgia home for damage.