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What To Do After A Storm Damage?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

flooded area and trees are swung by strong winds Flood damage can affect multiple levels of a home. Water loss in a basement can lead to costly structural repairs.

Flood damage can affect multiple levels of a home. Water loss in a basement can lead to costly structural repairs.

Flood damage occurred in your house. The water entered through the seal at the back door and into the kitchen. The water got through the vinyl tile flooring and into the floor joist, collecting in the basement on slab substrate below.

Water Extraction Required

The basement didn't have sump pumps, so the one drain become clogged quickly. SERVPRO technicians used submersible units downstairs and portable centrifugal pump upstairs. The diverse equipment ensures that there is no delay in cleaning up, regardless of how deep the water has gotten before SERVPRO technicians arrive.

Disposal Of Lost Items

SERVPRO technicians must get approval from the homeowner or adjuster before they can remove any damaged items. This is to ensure that the restoration does not go beyond the coverage. Wet carpet, rusted sheetrock and delaminated tiles are all removed. The techs will inspect the tile depending on its type to determine if it can be reused after cleaning.

Preparing and Drying

The techs will take several steps to speed up the drying process. The first step is to extract as much water from the property as possible. To ensure that the floor is dry, techs will perform several dry passes. Equipment includes drying mats for flooring, subfloor and dehumidifiers. This phase of restoration includes the installation of air scrubbers. They capture and remove airborne particulates, which improves air quality.

Final Steps

The techs prepare the home for repairs and reconstruction to restore it to its pre-flood state. SERVPRO technicians clean the property with antimicrobials to prevent mold growth.


SERVPRO has the experience, tools and skills to handle any flood damage, large or small, and make it seem "Like it never even happened."

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