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How Our Experts Handle Structural Issues After A Flood In Your Brooklyn Home

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

To restore your flood-damaged structure to preloss state, call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn.

Addressing Structural Issues After Flood Damage In Brooklyn

Flooding incidents in Brooklyn damage structures in many ways depending on how they unfold. Incidents from severe weather events such as storms leave widespread damages because the wind may blow out roofs or other parts of the structure creating more ways for water to breach. Flooding from rising water only dumps significant amounts of contaminated water in the structure necessitating advanced cleanup and controlled demolition of some sections.

Boarding up and installing tarps after flood damage in Brooklyn helps prevent unnecessary damages. To do this properly requires initial inspection of the entire property to identify all breaches. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their skills in building services to do such inspections and board up affected areas. Besides, we also use plastic sheets to cover contents or parts in the interior of the structure where necessary.

Flooding affects building materials such as insulation and drywall. Some types of insulation such as Cellulose and Rockwool mat when wet losing R-value and fire resistance. Cellulose insulation loses its antimicrobial properties while Rockwool rusts because of its metallic properties. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts to ease removal of the wet insulation and other structural materials because leaving them in place would compromise the energy efficiency of the structure or cause other problems such as microbial growth.

Porous materials in the structure such as carpets, wooden floors, and even frames absorb water during the flooding incident and can cause problems if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO technicians remove highly porous materials such as carpet and pad since it is not possible to clean all traces of contamination from the floodwaters. We clean up other materials such as frames and floors using professional cleaning agents and equipment such as pressure washers to get rid of all soiling. ASD, Applied Structural Drying, training helps ensure that we remove all excess moisture from affected materials to prevent problems such as rot and mold.

To restore your flood-damaged structure to preloss state, call SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn. You can reach us at (718) 522-4400 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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