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Flood Damage Repair In Englewood

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

snow storm causing damage If you ever need professional assistance after a snowstorm damages your property, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482.

Flood Damage Repair In Englewood Often Requires Monitoring Progress On A Regular Basis

Anyone who has lived in the Englewood area for a significant amount of time knows that the region can sometimes experience brutal snowstorms. When a large amount of snow builds up outside, your property could become a victim of flood damage once the snow melts. When the snow outside is deep, the moisture coming from it once it heats up could find its way into your house through things like a faulty door or window seals.

Once moisture gets into your structure and starts soaking into your building materials, excessive flood damage inside your Englewood home could result. Any water that enters your structure from the outside could be contaminated, and the situation gets treated as a class two or gray water scenario. During category two projects, our SERVPRO team can take specials measures to prevent the spread of harmful parasites and bacteria that could be present in the water. In most cases, we start by removing any porous materials such as carpet that got wet.

Once any wet porous materials have been removed, and any standing water has been extracted, our SERVPRO technicians begin the applied structural drying or ASD phase. The first step to drying out a structure is to take readings of the moisture content of any wet items, the air temperature, and the indoor humidity level. We take readings of rooms inside your house that we know got affected and areas inside the building that did not get wet to come up with numbers that tell us when the structure is dry.

After we set up our drying equipment, we then return to your home each day and take readings of all of the affected areas inside your building. We test everything that is wet to ensure that our drying procedures are working. For example, if we test your wet subfloor and decide that it is not drying out as fast as it should, we can then take other steps to speed up the drying process. In some cases, we can set up more air movers and dehumidifiers in the affected region to pull more moisture out of the wet materials. In other scenarios, we can seal off or contain a wet area with plastic so that drying efforts are concentrated more on the one damp spot that is drying slowly.

Overall, monitoring the job can help us tell if our efforts are working as they should as well as inform us when materials are back to normal moisture levels. If you ever need professional assistance after a snowstorm damages your property, call SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 24 hours a day.

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