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Who Can I Turn to for Help with Storm Related Floods?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

Standing in flood water in yellow rain boots Let us help you get your Boynton Beach community back in order after a devastation.

SERVPRO Has the Resources to Restore Your Home Even When Many in the Boynton Beach Community Experience Flooding

One added level of stress weighs on residents of our region when they realize they are not the only people dealing with flooding after winds and heavy rains. Fear increases that they need to get in line for help. They worry that the investment they and their family have in a home and a lifestyle can be gone the instant overland flooding and storm surge flows into their property.

Do Flood Recovery Companies Care About Me?

Another concern it is natural to experience after flood damage in Boynton Beach is whether the professionals you hire are mostly concerned about making a profit from your misfortune rather than helping you. Scams can abound, with itinerant contractors taking advantage of the desperation homeowners fear when a lifetime of hard work and memories seems ruined beyond redemption.

How Can I Be Sure I Am Hiring the Right Company for Flood Restoration?

A presence in the community year-round, not just when seasonal storms heighten the need for our services, sets SERVPRO apart. Our work ethic is impressive, and with four franchises working together under the leadership of one owner, we have the workforce to respond when you and your neighbors are in the path of anything from ordinary rain storms to hurricanes. We count our successes customer by customer, intensely involved in every project we take on, big or small.

Is There an Easy Way to Tell if a Flood Restoration Company Is Prepared for the Job?

Above everything, training and experience say it all when responding effectively to flooding disasters. We commit to prepare our team of managers and technicians to perform the work needed after a flood in your home to the restoration industry’s highest standards. Our crews complete a rigorous course of training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standards development and support organization. We also obtain and maintain certifications from other governmental and industry watchdogs to offer you the best chance for a successful outcome after a flooding disaster.

What Sorts of Certifications Should I Look for in a High-Quality Flooding Contractor?

Across our robust workforce, SERVPRO boasts many specializations that support the flood mitigation and remediation work we do for residential and commercial customers. First and foremost, our entire company is proud to be counted as an IICRC Certified Firm. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the current certification members of our team possess:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and Safety Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Why Is It Important to Line Up a Full-Service Disaster Response Firm?

When you review the list of certifications above, you might ask, would it make more sense to hire a company that specializes only in flood-related tasks? The reality is that when disaster strikes, it is impossible to determine precisely what help is needed in any particular situation. For example, if your dwelling was built prior to the late 1970s, likely, lead-based paint exists somewhere in your dwelling. When flooding requires we remove portions of your walls (flood cuts) to release water and promote efficient drying, the controlled demolition can release lead into the mix of fluids and debris we manage for you. Another scenario you might not consider is the potential for fire damage when gas or electrical lines break due to storm damage or lightning strikes set a roof ablaze. Hiring a series of different contractors to handle each phase of a complex flood recovery configuration is unnecessary when you partner with our team of multi-certified experts.

Why Is Professional-Grade Equipment Necessary for Flood Recovery?

If your home suffered what seems like minor flood harm, you might be tempted to forgo hiring a professional contractor and try to manage without help. This decision can result in long term consequences to the stability of your home’s structure. Flood water can migrate deeply into building materials, particularly if aggressive water extraction is not a part of the mitigation and remediation plan. Consumer implements like wet vacuums, buckets, and mops are inadequate when thousands of gallons of rain and storm surge flowed through your house. Our technicians measure and monitor the moisture levels in building materials throughout each project, ensuring that professional extraction followed by comprehensive structural drying returns structures and contents to pre-flood conditions. 

You can depend on the highly-qualified and well-equipped team at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to meet all your flood recovery needs. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, available for consultation within hours after one call to (561) 413-9754.

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