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9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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What Happens To Home Contents With Flood Damage In Bronx Homes?

When flood damage happens in a residential property, one of the first questions homeowners have is how much are they going to lose? When SERVPRO technicians work on this type of water loss situation, they attempt to save as many possessions as possible; however, the nature of groundwater limits the number of items with restoration potential.

Bronx homes with flood damage need the water tested and expedited extraction. Groundwater picks up everything along with the way and brings it into the house and any part of the home it comes into contact with requires disinfection and possible disposal.

Common Issues with Home Contents During Flood Cleanup
The technicians set up barriers for containment around water loss areas to prevent cross-contamination of the property. It is normal during this type of mitigation for the establishment of a decompression area for the cleaning of both equipment and removal of personal protection equipment to restrain the spread of elements in the water. Water-based toxins or bacteria have the potential to spread to other areas of the property. Home contents such as carpet, pillows, upholstered furnishings, and other porous objects typically require disposal as they cannot return to sanitary levels for reuse.

Structural Issues After Damage from Floodwater
When SERVPRO technicians tackle a property affected by groundwater, often rebuilding is the best outcome. Controlled demolition techniques for removal of ruined sheetrock, subfloor, and actions such as the opening of wall cavities for removal of wet insulation and to allow airflow is necessary.

Disinfection Before Drying
Due to the extreme danger of groundwater contaminating other areas of the residence, disinfection measures are vital before the drying phase begins. The types of sanitization applications are dependent upon the kind of substances or bacteria found in the water in the home.

Proactive Mold Remediation
Mold spores exist both indoors and outdoors. When flood damage happens, the rapid rise in indoor humidity combined with ambient temperatures above 70-degrees Fahrenheit creates perfect conditions for the germination of spores and the accelerated establishment of colonies. As the technicians hold certifications in mold remediation, they know the signs to look for, and before rebuilding, the application of antimicrobial cleaners and sealers is standard.

SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902 and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster when you need fast action against flood damage. The emergency response crew is available 24/7 to help return your property to its preloss condition.

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