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Our Crew Is Ready to Help After a Flood in Brooklyn

8/6/2022 (Permalink)

red sofa floating in living room SERVPRO rescues your furnishings and home after flooding in Brooklyn.

Why Flood Damage Has to Look Worse Before It Gets Better in Brooklyn

When groundwater enters a home, due to the high probability of contaminants in the water, causing flood damage, homeowners often experience more property loss compared to other types of water damage.

One of the first actions SERVPRO technicians take upon arrival to begin restoration services for flood damage in Brooklyn homes is to test the water. Knowing if they are dealing with bacteria, toxic chemicals, sewage, or all of the above allows them to choose the appropriate level of disinfection necessary for a safe work environment.

Removal of Saturated Flooring

In many types of water damage situations, technicians save carpet and padding through careful extraction and drying methods. However, due to the categorization of groundwater as a class three biohazard, there is no restoration potential if the carpeting absorbs it. Technicians extract the water to make it easier to handle and cut it into strips for disposal. On a case-by-case basis, delaminated tiles, hardwood flooring, and baseboards are inspected to see if they are candidates for restoration and disinfection for reuse, depending on their construction materials.

Removal of Damaged Sheetrock

This type of controlled demolition often looks the worst but speeds the drying of the property. When water enters a structure, sheetrock readily wicks the moisture, and as it travels upward through the core, the sheetrock warps. Technicians perform flood cuts by measuring above the highest area wicked into and cleanly cut it away. The open area allows for much more significant airflow and dries the property quickly

Proactive Treatments Against Mold

Because mold infestations have the potential to begin as fast as 24 hours after a flood loss event in the home, SERVPRO technicians work quickly to lower the ambient humidity to make the environment inhospitable to mold growth. They hold a state certification for Mold Remediation and perform treatments on any early signs of establishment of colonies, so it is not an issue. Residential Contractor License #: 2015353DCA and Mold Remediation Contractor License #: 00055

Eliminating the Stress of Reconstruction

After a water loss in the home, coordinating reconstruction is stressful. SERVPRO strives to make it easier for homeowners by offering a one-stop service for restoration, repair, and rebuilding as needed. They hold a residential general contractor license, and since they did the cleanup, the technicians already know the areas in the home that require addressing, taking the anxiety of finding and qualifying a contractor off of the homeowner.

SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn has trained, certified technicians available 24/7 at (718) 522-4400 to clean up the flood damage to your property and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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