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Fast Emergency Property Damage Restoration Service: SERVPRO's Response to Storm Property Damage Disasters

6/29/2023 (Permalink)

flooding storm damage after severe summer storm Our Long Island SERVPRO team understands the unique challenges associated local coastal property damage recovery

The increasing severity of storms and tidal flooding has made flood and storm water damage a regular concern for many property owners in Manhattan. The consequences of flooding can be devastating to coastal buildings and residences, and it is often challenging to predict the full extent of the water and storm-related destruction. Moreover, the presence of saltwater poses significant dangers and destructive effects on building materials, creating additional safety concerns for cleanup and restoration service providers. At SERVPRO of Central Manhattan, our professionals go beyond water extraction; we take comprehensive steps to thoroughly dry and restore areas affected by water and storm damage, both inside and outside of your property. Given the dangers associated with floodwater, it is strongly advised to seek assistance from a reliable property damage restoration company like SERVPRO, which specializes in natural disaster and flood cleanup and remediation.

Determining whether contaminated areas and contents of your property in New York City have been effectively remediated can pose challenges for the average property owner or management team. It is crucial to prevent ongoing damage caused by salt corrosion and mold growth. At our company, our restoration technicians are extensively trained and certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). With their wealth of experience in handling local coastal property damage cleanups and repairs, you can trust their expertise.

The restoration process begins with a visit from one of our highly trained staff members, who will thoroughly assess the extent of flooding and water damage intrusion. Based on this evaluation, they will present you with a comprehensive plan for complete property damage restoration and construction solutions. Our managers will assist in determining which parts of your loss our team can clean, sanitize, and restore. Unfortunately, some items may be unsafe for restoration, necessitating controlled demolition and replacement. To ensure a smooth transition from destruction to reconstruction, our restoration teams work closely with our construction crews and management.

While water removal may seem like a straightforward task, there are several considerations that need to be considered when addressing water damage in your home or business. While our SERVPRO team recommends that professionals handle dirty water cleanups, we understand that many property owners want to minimize mitigation work to save time and money. Here is a shortlist of essential items that every water damage remediation should have to safely remove flooding and damage from their property.

Capable Extraction Equipment: Extraction is a significant challenge, especially when dealing with several inches of standing water. While a wet/dry vacuum can eventually handle the job, it is better to rent more powerful extraction tools like trash pumps from home improvement locations. These tools, along with directing the discharge hose into a nearby drain, can efficiently remove large volumes of water.

The Right Drying Tools: Just as proper extraction tools are necessary; you also need essential equipment for drying efforts. You cannot simply let floodwater dry naturally; you must take direct action. Air movers and dehumidifiers are crucial for removing moisture and saturation from exposed materials and the environment quickly.

Personal Protective Equipment: Ensuring your safety is paramount during restoration and cleaning efforts. Floodwater poses significant risks, including potential contamination. It is essential to keep yourself covered and avoid direct contact with the water. Working efficiently to reduce damage levels is crucial.

Cleaning Supplies: Cleaning up after a flood is vital to protect your property and its occupants. The risk of contamination and bacteria is high in natural flooding, so effective disinfection and cleaning agents should be used to address these concerns.

 SERVPRO's highly trained restoration technicians have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle various types of water damage, including those caused by storms, floods, and plumbing issues. They understand the unique challenges associated with coastal properties and have extensive experience in local coastal property damage cleanups and repairs.

By engaging SERVPRO's services, you can benefit from their comprehensive approach to water damage remediation. Their skilled staff will assess the extent of the flooding and water intrusion, developing a comprehensive plan for restoration and construction solutions. Throughout the process, they work closely with their construction crews and management, ensuring a seamless transition from destruction to reconstruction. From capable extraction equipment and drying tools to personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, each aspect plays a vital role in the successful restoration process. By entrusting your water damage remediation to SERVPRO, you can have confidence in their ability to handle the challenges and restore your property "Like it never even happened."

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