Flood Damage Restoration

14,000 Americans experience a water damage emergency daily, amounting to $13 billion in damage and removal each year. The strong storms we get in the South can cause damage that breaks through the roof. Tennessee has been known to have as much as twenty inches of rainfall in a single month, coupled with strong winds and lightning. Clogged gutters can tear away from the roof leaving openings in the fascia, and poor drainage systems can cause water to accumulate with no place to go but in. Washing machines or water lines can break, dumping a flood into the house. Countless calamities can happen suddenly and turn your life upside down. If your property does flood, the problem isn’t just getting the water out; it is restoring things that are damaged.

Flooded house

What Can I do If I have a flood?

If you experience a flood, it’s important to call your insurance company and a licensed restoration company like American Veterans Restoration right away. Technicians will work to turn off electrical lines, vacuum out the water and set out industrial fans and dehumidifiers to dry things as much as possible. Mold and mildew can grow on a damp surface in just 24 hours, so it’s important not to allow those spores to develop. The fungi can grow on wood, wallpaper, carpet, drywall, insulation, and more, essentially covering the entirety of a flooded home if it isn’t addressed immediately. Once it’s there, it can cause reactions similar to cold-like symptoms; people with respiratory problems may experience asthma attacks. In severe cases, mold can lead to fever and dangerous shortness of breath. Our technicians will also inspect where the water has soaked through. Wet or contaminated materials that are porous, like drywall, ceiling tile, and wood by-products, will need to be removed. Ceilings should be addressed first because the panels or boards could collapse from the extra weight. Our professionals will also check whether beams and rafters have structural damage that could collapse the house.
Though some insulation may be salvageable after it is dried and disinfected, it will have to be removed if it’s soaked through. If a technician is called out quickly, material, carpet, bedding, clothing, furniture, and other items can be saved. The inspector will check whether the wood flooring has rotted or warped and needs replacing. On the outside of your home, siding may also need to be removed and replaced.
Depending on how the flood began, your property could have been exposed to other toxic chemicals or sewage. Our experts will assess the situation and let you know how to proceed. Once everything has been salvaged or removed and replaced, we will also go in and make sure the caulking and paint match the rest of the building. We may also recommend adding in certain water-proofing features, like a sealed layer over some materials or waterproof tile flooring. 

At American Veterans Restoration, we understand that, at times, you need someone there at the drop of a hat. After spending years fighting for the United States, learning to be ready for anything, we’re focusing our efforts now on being there for our countrymen differently: damage restoration. Our licensed, insured, and certified technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We use the latest and most effective technology and pair it with an unwavering dedication to our clients. That’s what makes us the top-rated service in the Memphis area.

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