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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Act Fast In Milton After A Flood

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

One of our commercial drying units outside a property Drying is a necessity when a property is hit by flood damage. This unit can dry out a 100,000 square foot building.

Actions That May Be Necessary To Deal with Flood Damage Cases in Milton

 When your Milton property floods, it may require several restoration steps, apart from extracting water and cleaning soiled surfaces to reestablish normal conditions. Many of these steps require advanced skills or sophisticated equipment for safer and faster completion.

Sanitizing the Property

One effect a flood damage incident in Milton can have is leaving your property contaminated heavily. Some of the contaminants involved include biohazards such as sewage, bacteria, and hazardous chemicals. Simple cleaning procedures cannot remove these contaminants effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians combine different chemical agents, including antimicrobial agents, disinfectants, and sanitizers, to clean the affected areas to sanitary levels. We also apply regular cleaning agents to remove all soils and stains, leaving your property looking clean.

Removing and replacing floor materials

When the floodwater breaches your property, it collects on the floor. Therefore, it mostly affects floor materials, especially if they are porous types such as carpets and pad. Cleaning cannot remove all traces of soiling and contaminants from such materials. Our SERVPRO technicians help remove and dispose of porous floor materials. We help with the installation of new floor coverings too.

Repairing or Replacing Subfloors

Floodwaters easily penetrate beyond the floor surface, affecting subfloors. Subfloor materials such as OSB, Oriented Strand Board, and Plywood can be profoundly affected by such intrusion. Our SERVPRO technicians help with repairs or replacement of subfloors as part of the restoration process preventing long-term problems.


It is common for property to develop a bad smell after a flood damage incident. The smell can be from the soils involved, especially if the flooding involves raw sewage. Bad smells can also develop from microbial growth processes. Our team takes steps to address any bad smells that develop. We mix water-based deodorizers with the cleaning solutions to break down any bad smells on the areas we clean. We also use specialized equipment such as ULV foggers, which atomize deodorizers, allowing them to pair with odor molecules hidden deep in materials.

Different challenges can arise when property floods. Call SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties at (845) 791-7647 to help manage an incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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