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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Facing Flood Waters

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchises are locally owned and operated. We offer small hometown customer care with large capacity capabilities. We are able to handle everything from the smallest odd jobs to large commercial losses and storm events. Specific to our area, flooding can be a danger that some of us may know all too well. The flooding of the Cedar River has likely impacted many of you at some time. Significantly, 2004 and 2008 were massive flooding event years for the Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota area. Many businesses were shut down, homes were damaged. The water rose to dangerous levels and many frightened people were forced to evacuate or be rescued from their homes, some only moments before the weight of the water surrounding their home caused the windows to break. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is prepared to handle. When disasters like these strike, SERVPRO is ready to mobilize.

The first several days after a storm event are critically important to preventing avoidable secondary damages to your home, business, and possessions. Water that has entered a structure through the flooding of a creek stream or river is considered black water. Water that has filtered through insulation is also considered black water. Blackwater is hazardous and harmful to your health, and it is important to avoid contact with potentially contaminated water and items. SERVPRO technicians are highly trained to handle hazardous materials, biohazardous materials, and even blood-borne pathogens, which could all be contaminants of black water.

When storms strike and floodwaters rise, these situations call for professional equipment, highly trained water restoration technicians, and knowledge of the science of clean up, drying, and mitigation. When you find yourself facing water damages, SERVPRO is on call 24/7 for emergency support. At SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea we are Hero ready and here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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