The waters from the swollen Missouri River and its tributaries have receded, but a good deal of clean up remains. A St. Louis company has made a name for itself restoring flood-damaged facilities.
Woodard Cleaning and Restoration Services, which began in 1946, does about 1,600 to 1,800 water cleaning operations a year in the state and beyond. Woodard’s Scott Vandover says many of the buildings in the path of the recent floodwaters might have suffered damages in addition to the water through moisture vapor and that’s a form of damage that must be addressed.
Vandover says his company has been busy, even though the flooding was nothing like what was experienced in 1993 and 1995. He says businesses and residences tend to first call local operations to deal with flooding and his company is called in once the local companies become overwhelmed and need help from the larger, regional operators.