On April 30th, 2014 record rainfall hit Pensacola and flooded the city in ways never before seen. Roads collapsed in areas like scenic highway, often taking vehicles with them in the process. Ashbury Hills in Cantonment had homes flood to sometimes 8 feet of water in the bottom floors of homes. For many of Pensacola and its surrounding cities this disaster turned there once beautiful homes and landscapes into something akin to a Michael Bay film.
Despite the devastation, hope would arise in the form of the various restoration firms of Pensacola and even other cities. Premium Carpet Care was ready to rise to the occasion with its over 10 years of experience in the water damage restoration field. By using a mixture of skills, equipment and hard work many homes were able to be saved. In this article we will cover the home where the living room flooded and carpet had to be removed.
The first step in the process of water restoration is to inspect the scope of the damage to the affected area. This is done with a variety of invasive and non-invasive moisture meters that determine how much moisture has wicked into building materials. The results are noted and then decisions are made by the client in regards to how to remediate the problem after being advised on the best course of action by Premium Carpet Care.
Our advice to this client was full removal of the carpeting and padding and then placing a commercial dehumidifier and two air movers to dry the wet areas of the home. After three days an inspection would be done of the drywall to determine if it needed more drying and/or removal. In the case of this home drying was fully completed in three days and the clients were able to resume rebuilding their home to its pre-loss condition.