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Our Flood Damage Technicians Can Cleanup And Rebuild Your Patchogue Home

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of a Sign for 24/7 Service SERVPRO of Patchogue stands ready 24/7 to serve the local area for mitigation of flood damage.

SERVPRO Cleanup And Rebuild From Flood Damage In Patchogue Home

Flood damage is one of the most severe events a property owner faces. Groundwater is a category three biohazard, also known as black water, should be professionally mitigated for health reasons.

SERVPRO received a call to assist a homeowner in Patchogue with the cleanup of flood damage. The water affected several rooms in the home. Along with the pungent odor, our technicians scoped the water loss areas. They found substantial damage to the structure and contents.

The homeowner had turned off the electricity in the home, so we brought our generators to get to work. Water migrates rapidly once inside a home, is absorbed into porous materials such as carpet and padding, and gets wicked into sheetrock.

Safety is a priority in any cleanup, particularly with black water sites such as this. Our technicians wore protective gear, including respirators with P100/organic vapor cartridges. As they entered, they sprayed EPA-registered disinfectants on the affected areas to limit exposure to contaminants during water remediation.

We communicated with both the homeowner and adjuster during the cleanup phase. In this case, the affected rooms required controlled demolition removal of the water-damaged sheetrock. The carpet and pads in each room required disposal, and we rolled and tied them at the curbside per city regulations. We examine the restoration potential of porous home contents affected by black water on an item-by-item basis; however, usually, they require disposal as a loss.

Once we completed the debris removal and water extraction stage, we worked on drying the structure in preparation for rebuilding. Forcing warm, dry air into the wall cavities and floor joists ensures the structure dries from the bottom up and negates mold and moisture retention issues.

After drying, our technicians clean and disinfect all remaining surfaces to get them ready for rebuilding. Our SERVPRO location offers building services. We gave the adjuster and homeowner a list of the necessary structural restorations needed to bring the home to its pre-damaged condition with seamless service from start to finish.

SERVPRO of Patchogue stands ready 24/7 to serve the local area to mitigate flood damage. Call us at (631) 924-1801 for immediate assistance with your water loss situation, whether a corner in a room or the entire home; We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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