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why use SERVPRO

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

If there is flooding in your New York home you should use SERVPRO to help to remove the aftermath of the flood. NYC is, after all, a serious of islands and sometimes floods from hurricanes and problems like sewage backup, but even the occasional burst or leaky water pipe can reap havoc on your home. SERVPRO provides flood remediation services, but understanding what this exactly involves can provide insight into just how valuable this service is. 

Inspection of Your Home 

If you call them in after a flood, they will start by visiting your home, inspecting the flooded area, and putting in place a flood remediation plan. Homeowners are generally aware that excess water should be removed from a flooded home, but often find themselves unable to locate other problems that are present after flooding. This is often because a significant portion of the damage that results from a flood can be hidden behind your walls and not noticeable to the naked eye. This danger is not immediate in nature and grows over time, and having it remedied quickly can be of significant benefit. 

Once the damaged area has been surveyed, the flood remediation plan can be put in place. 

Water Remediation Services 

Water can cause all sorts of problems in your home. Once it gets behind walls it can contribute to the growth of mold. In the case of salt water flooding, the salt water can cause electrical fires and contribute to other serious home problems. Further, it can contribute to structural problems in your home. 

SERVPRO works to address these problems by getting rid of water quickly using high quality fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the flooded area. They apply anti-fungal treatments to the area which helps to inhibit mold growth and other addressable problems. They then will identify any structural problems that are identified through this flood remediation process and provide you with recommendation regarding future services to address the problems. In the meantime, they will often provide you with some basic band-aid like solutions for major problems that are being identified in the process.

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