The Benefits of a Pack-Out after Storm Surge Flood Damage in Miami
SERVPRO will take on the burden.
Miami residents are vigilant about flooding risks posed by rising sea levels combined with seasonal storm activity. Not only are the structural components of a dwelling exposed to the devastation heavy rains, overland runoff, and storm surge inflict, fixtures and contents also can suffer significant damage. As restoration industry leaders in the region, we use a secure and reliable protocol to move household goods, furnishings, and personal possessions from flooded homes to safe and climate-controlled spaces for evaluation and treatment during restoration.
Flood damage in Miami is complicated by the possibility of salt water contamination. Non-coastal areas experiencing flooding contend with chemicals, pathogens from human and animal waste, mud, and other hazardous substances mixed with excessive rain or overflow from waterways. Salt water absorbed home contents increases the destructive nature of flood water. Our team is familiar with saltwater incursion and skilled in strategies to remove salt and other corrosive or dangerous contaminants from your possessions.
SERVPRO employs the Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to document and track the articles we move from your flooded home. Traditional check-off lists join digital options including photos and barcoding, to ensure security. As our specially trained production facility technicians examine each item, we note the condition, devise a restoration plan, and document the results.
Our SERVPRO team members attend rigorous training courses sponsored by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standards development organization. Rest assured that the products and methods we use to remove salt and other contaminants from items as diverse as your living room furniture to books and pictures to a child’s favorite stuffed animals or other “lovies” follow research-based best practice protocols.
Clearing the space in your home with a pack-out permits the SERVPRO technicians on site to work unimpeded, using the latest techniques to flush the salt and other contaminants out. Removing flood-soaked contents speeds the cleaning, containment, extraction, disinfection, and drying phases of remediating your residence. The packed-out items get the focus needed to restore them as well, avoiding expensive replacement and preserving irreplaceable memories.
SERVPRO of South Miami has your flood damage needs covered even with substantial salt water contamination. Call (305) 269-8900 to explore the best options for your flooding scenario.
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