Restoring Flood Damage In Your Bergen County Home
Restoring Flood Damage
If your home in Bergen County is in an area that is flood prone, you need to know some precautions you can take to protect your home from the heavy rains. The first thing you should do is install rain gutters and other drainage systems. These help to catch the rainwater and direct it to the ground. You can also grade your lot so that ten feet or so of the ground around your property is sloped at least six inches to funnel away rainwater. Sump pumps, backflow protection devices, and flood insurance are also essential things to have.
When the rainwaters have still gotten past your preventative measures and caused flood damage inside your Bergen County home, you need to act fast to get the water out. The best thing to do is to trust in professionals like SERVPRO to help you out. We have all the training and tools which are needed to dry your property out again and salvage whatever possible.
If you do not address the flood water inside your home promptly, your flooring, walls, carpeting, ceilings, and personal property can become damaged fast. An unsafe environment is created because of this, making the perfect environment for breeding rot, bacteria, and mold. Our restoration process consists of two major phases – flood water removal and flood cleanup.
SERVPRO uses professional grade drying equipment and truck-mounted pumps to dry our home out again. The pumps remove any standing water, and the drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers, large fans, and air-movers, dry your home out the rest of the way. We also have moisture meters that we use to detect any hidden moisture inside walls, flooring, and ceilings to ensure your home is genuinely dried back to its normal levels.
Any unsalvageable contents are also removed, such as carpets and padding, drywall, paneling, cabinets, or shelving. The affected areas are cleaned afterward with disinfecting and deodorizing agents.
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood makes sure to thoroughly dry your home in Tenafly, Teaneck, or New Milford back out after a flood emergency. You need to get in touch with us as soon as possible after the disaster by dialing (201) 266-0482 so we can help you get your home back in order.
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