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What Happens to Your Home After a Flood?

7/23/2023 (Permalink)


Flooding: It's every homeowner's nightmare. It's something you hope never to experience. Unfortunately, in Germantown, Tennessee, or Collierville, Tennessee, residents have to deal with this reality. While you can do some things to minimize flooding in some cases, you can't always hold back floods from getting into your home. If water has damaged parts of your home, you'll need to tear out the affected areas. There're other steps SERVPRO of Germantown / Collierville recommends to get your home back to a livable state.

Get Rid of the Water

Different amounts of water find their way into your home during a flood. Even small amounts can cause water damage to your valuables and various parts of your house. You must remove this water as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of mold.

• Extract the water using a wet vacuum.

• Use an industrial-strength carpet cleaner to suck up water. 

• Call a professional company that specializes in storm restoration to help.

Remove Damaged Items

After a flood, the chances are high that your walls and flooring will have damage. These areas might even be destroyed or unusable. In these cases, you need to tear out ruined carpet, hardwood, tile, or drywall. This will help ensure that mold and other foreign materials don't form.


Don't forget to clean the affected areas once you've removed flooring and drywall. Getting rid of water and damaged areas isn't enough. You also should use a heavy-duty cleaner and sanitizer to reduce the risk of bacteria growing in your home. This process will also help eliminate unpleasant odors.

After a flood in your home, it's vital that you remove any remaining water and that you tear out and clean affected places. You don't have to perform these tasks on your own. Contact SERVPRO of Germantown / Collierville at (901) 755-3705 to get your home back to normal.

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