Pelham residents still cleaning up after recent flooding

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PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Cleaning crews, both volunteer and professional, are swarming all over the Chandalar neighborhood again Wednesday.

The homeowners say they had a foot and a half of floodwater inside.

Cleaning crews both volunteer and professional are swarming all over the Chandalar neighborhood again Wednesday.

There was significant flooding in the area, and the cleanup process involves tearing out base trim, drywall and carpet for those impacted.

They’re also having to bag up trash and attempt to ventilate the areas as much as possible.

If you don’t get rid of all the moisture, you can wind up with mold problems.

“As of today, just over 625 calls have come in a two-and-a-half day period,” said Benji Wilson, who works with ServPro. “So we’ve had to call additional resources in at other ServPros from the Southeast to help us take care of as many customers as we possibly can.”

On top of that, unlike water damage from a burst pipe, Wilson says flood water is unsanitary and cleanup requires disinfecting everything touched.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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