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Flood Damage In East Village Home

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Two Floors of Flood Damage in East Village Home

One of the worst types of flood damage that happens is when multiple levels of home a get affected. When a basement has water loss, the potential for expensive structural repairs occurs.

When flood damage happened in an East Village home, the water entered through a seal on the back door and entered the kitchen. The water seeped through the vinyl tile flooring into the floor joist and collected in the basement on the slab substrate below.

Water Extraction Needs
The basement did not have a sump pump, and the single drain backed up quickly. SERVPRO technicians used portable centrifugal pumps upstairs and submersible units in the basement. This diverse array of equipment means there is never a delay in the cleanup, no matter how deep the water gets before the techs arrive.

Disposal of Lost Items
Before removing even the most damaged items, SERVPRO technicians get the approval of the homeowner or adjuster, so they do not take actions outside the scope of coverage during the restoration. Ruined sheetrock, wet carpet, and delaminated tile get removed. In the case of the tile, depending on the type of construction materials, the techs inspect it to see if it has potential for reuse after cleaning.

Prepping and Drying
There are steps the techs take to expedite the process for drying the property goes rapidly. First is the extraction of as much water as possible. It is standard for the techs to do several "dry passes" to be sure they extracted the maximum amount of moisture from the floor. The set up of the equipment includes air movers, drying mats for flooring and subfloor plus dehumidifiers. Air scrubbers are a standard part of this phase of restoration as this unit captures airborne particulate and removes it, improving air quality.

Final Steps
The techs get the property ready for the repairs and reconstruction necessary to bring the home back to its pre-flood condition. SERVPRO techs carefully clean with antimicrobials to sanitize and inhibit mold growth.

SERVPRO of Lower East Side / Downtown Manhattan at (332) 900-2337 has the tools, skills, and experience to take on any size flood damage and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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