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Removing Flood Water from Orlando Attics After Storm Damage

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Flooding in the Attic Can Affect a Wide Area of Your Orlando Home. 

Fully utilizing household space for Orlando homeowners means having finished attics for the additional square footage of the residence. When roof vulnerabilities exist when strong storms pass through Central Florida, homes can become susceptible to penetrating flood water that pools along the floors.

Removing Water from a Finished Attic 

When the attic becomes the victim of penetrating storm damage, flood water extraction in Orlando homes must happen quickly. Not all extractors are ideal for the confined space and distance necessary to reach the upper levels. Some of the most common tools for attic extraction include:

  • High-pressure pumps
  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Wet vacuums
  • Light wands

Content Relocation and Cleaning

While our responding technicians intend to restore and clean damaged contents on-site, there are solutions for more challenging restoration needs. Our nearby SERVPRO facility provides the appropriate setting for surface cleaning, deodorization, and drying. When restoration completes, our technicians can return these items to where they were acquired.

Drying Wood Flooring in Attic Living Space

Wood flooring is among the commonly installed materials in finished attic spaces for how long these floors last and their lower cost. With many of these floors not being water-resistant, any standing water concerns can begin to absorb into the planks fast. While the trapped water is still free, it is not yet chemically bonded with wood molecules, drying mats and other evaporation methods could be effective.

Flooding is one of the most devastating disasters that many Orlando area homes and businesses face in their lifetime. With how rapidly areas like the attic can become overwhelmed by infiltrating water, we have efficient extraction and drying solutions to help. Our SERVPRO of South Orange County team is standing by 24/7 at (407) 226-2621.

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