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Flood Removal Includes Cleaning Up and Drying Out Crawlspaces in Your For Collins Property
When your home in Fort Collins holds floodwater, your first thought is about the living space. Crawlspaces often receive little consideration during a crisis like flooding. However, although you most likely do not store anything of value underneath your home in these areas, their condition can impact the rest of your home.
SERVPRO technicians want to make sure that your Fort Collins property receives flood removal services from top to bottom, and this includes the areas you never see. Low-lying areas like crawlspaces and basements often have a sump pump installed. However, these pumps are for minor amounts of water that might come from condensation on walls or small leaks. They typically cannot handle the inundation a flood causes and quickly become overwhelmed. Also, the amount of mud and silt that a flood carries can clog these small pumps and render them worthless.
Our pumps are much larger and can handle this type of work relatively effortlessly. In addition to extracting the water left behind by a flood, our truck-mounted pumps also pull out a considerable amount of sediment. What you see in the living areas of your house is much less than what your crawl space might hold. This sediment can hold organic matter, pathogens, and other undesirable items. We get these removed and make your home safe again.
Sediment can also hold moisture, which can then evaporate back into your house and keep humidity levels higher than usual. Eliminating such substances helps protect your home from this effect. Once we remove the water and the sediment, cleaning things up further eliminates wet conditions. Air movers drastically speed up the drying of the lower-most areas of your home, also helping to dry out any wooden support beams and helping restore stability to your house's frame.
While deodorization of a crawlspace might seem unnecessary, it can help to do this when our Odor Control Technician (OCT) applies similar methods to the upper levels of your property. Gel packs that slowly release scents can help diminish odors that emanate from underneath your home and keep it smelling more normal after a flood. Fully deodorizing and disinfecting your crawlspace after a flood improves the indoor air quality of the above living area.
Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins for the flood removal and cleanup services needed after a flooding incident. Your entire home requires experts who care about the condition of your home, who can answer your questions and always ensures that the work completed meets IICRC standards. Call us at (970) 493-6335, which is available 24/7, every day of the year.
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