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ReadingWriting, and Oakland Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO to get Your School Opened Quickly

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has 'been to school' to learn how to restore your educational facility quickly.

Risks of DIY Flood Recovery for Oakland School Buildings 

During the typical school year, custodial staff and the maintenance department combat countless scenarios that can damage the Oakland facilities they oversee. As much as these circumstances can threaten the schools, natural disasters can do even more widespread damage. Without the appropriate skills, equipment, and safety items, it is unwise to attempt to address flood effects on your own – regardless of your pressing timetable to get the doors back open to the school. 

With many of the harshest weather events taking place in rainier seasons encompassing much of the summer, flood damage in Oakland schools can often occur during this break. While this removes the immediate pressures of affecting hundreds of students and their families, it is vital to work right away still to resolve the present conditions. Standing water deteriorates construction materials and can damage linoleum, furniture, and even saturate the concrete floor beneath the surface flooring material. 

Even more alarming with flooding situations is how quickly areas like the library and computer labs can become substantially damaged. Even just elevated moisture levels in these rooms can damage their contents, and that is why our SERVPRO team inspects all affected areas quickly upon arrival to determine what items and possessions must get removed from their current location to protect them from flood effects. 

A risk of flood recovery performed without the guidance and experience of certified professionals is unknown dangers in the building resulting from structural deterioration or failures. Floors in certain areas can become too weakened to support your weight, or ceiling materials can get too saturated and heavy to stay installed above. We have a full team of licensed (General Contractor License #: 937457) contractors that can assess these risks and repair them once mitigation work completes 

Flooding is never a situation that should remain unchallenged for long. Standing water can be a hazard to the school and those exposed, and our SERVPRO of San Leandro team can help. Give us a call at (510) 352-2480 so we can show you that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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