Cleaning Various Types of Flood Damage in Bellmore Homes
Flood Damage Occurs in Several Ways
Disasters do not impact your home in just one way. With flooding, SERVPRO professionals must account for structural damage, pooling water, migrating moisture, contamination, and the effect on your personal belongings. We respond fast to help with needed mitigation.
Intruding Water Concerns
The chief concern with flood damage in Bellmore homes is how this water made it inside the property. From vulnerabilities in the construction of your property to direct damage like a falling tree, the flood path into the house must be severed and repaired for later restoration and cleanup to be productive.
The Likelihood of Standing Water
Flooding is best known for the pooling water it can leave in areas like the basement, main floor of the house, or crawlspaces. Standing water is a significant concern to structural integrity, as this continually exposes sensitive building materials to potential deterioration. Clearing standing water occurs with a combination of tools like:
- Electric pumps
- Trash pumps
- Light wands
- Wet vacuums
Absorbing Water into Building Materials
SERVPRO must also manage moisture migration during the flood recovery and restoration processes. This movement overcomes porous building materials and might require controlled demolition if contaminants are believed to exist.
Removing Flood-Damaged Contents
Protecting personal belongings is an essential part of flood restoration. The more extended contents remain exposed to the water and potential contaminants, the less likely they can be saved. Relocating is the most efficient method of protecting the contents of the house, and SERVPRO can often do this with any dry, safe space in the home, like an upper-floor bedroom.
Flooding is one of the more complicated and complex restoration needs for homes. Not only must immediate threats be resolved, but our SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh team must also resolve structural vulnerabilities to prevent flood recurrences in the future. Call us now at (516) 809-9600.