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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Pump Breaks During Flooding

Water Pump Failure Causes Flooding

The pump failed in this home in Kensington, NY, which caused flooding in the crawlspace. By the time  SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn was notified of the damage the crawlspace had been saturated.

Cleaning a Crawlspace

The first step in cleaning a crawlspaces is:

  1. Pump the water from under the home.
  2. Apply a microbial disinfectant to the area.
  3. place air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the space.
  4. Monitor the progress daily.

It's important to maintain pumps regularly during the rainy seasons to keep the operational. Regular maintenance can be the difference of thousands of dollars in damage due to flooding.