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Knowing What Can Be Safely Saved In Your Water Damaged Home

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning Up Water Damage in Lakewood Ranch 

If you have the misfortune of dealing with a broken pipe in Lakewood Ranch, FL your first instinct may be to get rid of any item that came in contact with water. Water in your home can cause incredible damage to your floor and sheetrock, and having to discard personal belongings may devastate you. Fortunately, with the help of dry cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning, many of the contents of your home can be saved after broken pipes flood your home. Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 792-7715.  Non-Porous Items  Depending on how much flooding was caused by broken pipes in your home, you may have many items to clean. Anything that came in contact with the water should be scrubbed thoroughly, including non-porous items like the ones listed below:  • Toys 
• Appliances 
• Kitchen utensils 
• Furniture 
• Storage containers  Scrubbing these items thoroughly may reduce the number of bacteria on them, but ultrasonic cleaning may be required to completely remove all germs. This type of cleaning involves spraying water infused with microscopic bubbles onto the item. As the bubbles pop, they effectively clean each item and remove all traces of bacteria quickly and easily.  Porous Items  When you begin to clean up after you have standing water in your home, you may have the urge to discard any item that could have absorbed water. Even porous items like the ones listed below can be saved with the right care.  • Upholstered furniture 
• Bedding 
• Curtains 
• Stuffed animals 
• Clothes  The key is to have any kind of fabric that may have absorbed floodwater dry cleaned. The special process and solution that dry cleaners use can usually remove every trace of floodwater from fabric, allowing them to be fully restored.  No one wants to throw away personal belongings just because they came in contact with water from a broken pipe. Abundant moisture in your home can cause enough damage, so resist the urge to discard your sentimental belongings. With the proper care and dry cleaning, nearly anything in your home can be saved. 
As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition. Our process includes documentation of the drying process to validate your property is dry. 
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