We Are Prepared For All Aspects Of Daytona Beach Flood Damage
Salt Water Complicates Flood Damage in Daytona Beach
The tropical storm and hurricane season spans the months of June through November in Daytona Beach. High winds and torrential rains are just part of the challenge when dealing with post-storm flooding and other harm. Our proximity to the ocean adds storm surge to the mix, a complication that contributes to the contamination of the water invading residences. The increased salinity of the water is incredibly destructive to conventional building materials. Its presence signals the need for special attention when mitigating and remediating.
Flood Water from All Directions
When your Daytona Beach endures flood damage, the waves crashing on the nearby beaches are soon part of the real and present damage. Foundations, crawl spaces, and lower levels of your living space can all experience saltwater flooding. Ocean water, including its dissolved minerals and salts, can intrude into low-lying areas. The water is, by definition, contaminated, containing chemicals and pollutants from roadways and ground over which it flows. Floodwaters also hold organic debris, including dead animals and insects. If sanitary sewer systems back up, human waste with the potential to expose your family to countless pathogens also can pour into your home. Breaches of the roof or siding from wind and flying debris lets rainwater inside, increasing the total quantity of floodwater.
The SERVPRO crew arrives ready to secure the exterior of your home with boards or tarps to protect from the elements. Gas-powered submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors to capture the floodwaters, working at top capacity even if the storm knocks out utilities. We contain the water for lawful disposal, remaining current on any changing hazardous waste rules so you can be assured proper protocols are met.
When flood damage contain elevated levels of salts, common after storm surges, SERVPRO takes special precautions when completing cleanup. Saltwater soaks into wooden building materials, damaging the structure of the wood by destroying the lignin, a glue-like substance that holds the cells of wood together. Flushing the flooded areas with freshwater limits the harm the salt does.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready for all aspects of flood damage during storms in our coastal areas. Call for a swift assessment of your flooding mitigation and remediation needs at (386) 677-9993.
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