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How Professionals Remediate Flood Damage in West Milford

8/21/2022 (Permalink)

flooded hallway, desk on blocks visible Trust SERVPRO to minimize flood damage losses to your West Milford property. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Turns Around Flood Damage in West Milford

One of the most crucial elements for determining the outcome of water damage is how quickly mitigation began after the initial water loss event in the home.

SERVPRO received a call to handle flood damage in a West Milford home after intense storms rolled through this area of New Jersey. The umbrella from a patio table set blew through a window, and rain poured into a room used as a study.

Why SERVPRO? We serve the local community and arrive faster, no matter if the water loss in the home is the size of a closet or the entire property. We have the equipment and training to mitigate any water damage.

Fast action by the homeowner in calling our technicians gave him an advantage for saving several items that were affected by the water. He had a box of important papers by the window that was soaked. We have several methods for drying documents, and until we ascertained the type of paper and how saturated the papers were, we froze them. Freezing stopped any further damage until we made restoration plans for the documents.

As we extracted moisture from the floor area, we moved the area rug for drying and cleaning to another location. The hardwood flooring underneath the carpet received some water, but because cleanup efforts began so quickly after the event - the boards had no signs of buckling or swelling. We made several passes with our extractor wands to remove as much moisture as possible before drying. Our probes showed no excess moisture in the subfloor.

We used drying mats in tandem with traditionally set up air movers to dry the hardwood floor area in the study. We moved the mats periodically to ensure the floor was evenly dried. We placed the large desk up on blocks for drying as our technician detected elevated moisture levels around the feet of the desk. Once dry, we cleaned and disinfected the surfaces and left the room smelling fresh.

SERVPRO of Wayne is available at (201) 464-8981 to clean up and restore flood damage to your residence. We are available 24/7 to make it "Like it never even happened."

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