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Why Flood Damage in Wilmington Smells Terrible.

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged laundry room. Flood damage odors are no DIY project. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size job. They are trained and experienced in restoration jobs.

Mitigation, cleanup, and deodorization – what your flooded Wilmington home needs.

Flooding is a dreaded occurrence that can happen any time of the year in Wilmington. The flood itself can sweep cars off roadways, destroy young plants in green areas, and destroy the interiors of homes. The destructive after-effects continue, making a fast recovery imperative.

While the disarray seen varies throughout your Wilmington neighborhood, flood damage smells terrible wherever it goes. SERVPRO can get rid of this odor while removing the physical debris throughout your residence. To do this, we rely on specific chemical agents and application methods, including:

  • Power-washing the interior to remove smaller debris particles and the bulk of pathogens,
  • Spray application of biocides like Sporicidin or Benefect to regain control over microbial populations, 
  • Use deodorizing materials (gel-packs, activated charcoal pellets), and
  • Use air movers to push foul-smelling air outside.

Many odors come from materials we remove and dispose of outside after flood damage happens, so a large percentage of odor-creating materials get pulled out. What remains can still cause problems when temperatures increase, so we encourage our customers to call us if odors reappear during the Spring and Summer.

Call the technicians at SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere at (302) 992-0104 for all of your house’s flood damage mitigation requirements.

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