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Home Flood Damage Cleanup for Bay Ridge Properties

3/10/2024 (Permalink)

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Professional Restoration for Flood-Damaged Belongings

In Bay Ridge, even a single inch of floodwater can wreak havoc on homes, potentially inflicting $25,000 in damages. The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) average claim payout for home flood damage is $52,000, and the financial and emotional toll on affected families is significant. However, help is available from a team dedicated to swiftly restoring safety and comfort to your home.

SERVPRO® offers Bay Ridge properties around-the-clock flood damage mitigation, restoration, and rebuilding services. Professional cleanup simplifies the claims process by integrating comprehensive repairs with seamless coordination between homeowners and insurance adjusters, ensuring a smoother recovery after a disaster.

Structural Damage Risks Inherent to Flooding

When flooding occurs in a home, its effects reach much farther than is readily visible.

  • Certain materials, such as carpets and mattresses, often require disposal post-flood to eliminate potential health hazards from contaminants.
  • Similarly, wet drywall can harbor mold, sewage, and bacteria that compromise structural integrity.
  • Flood water damage can also impact electrical systems, posing potential hazards when combined with standing water. Professional intervention is necessary to handle a compromised home electrical system safely.

Flood Damage Mitigation Strategies for Structural Materials

SERVPRO’s restoration approach emphasizes safety and thoroughness at every step of mitigation to remove flood-related water damage.

  • By performing flood cuts 12 to 18 inches above the waterline on affected drywall, technicians can efficiently sanitize and dry wall cavities, often saving wall studs, electrical systems, and plumbing from damage.
  • Temporary access to wall cavities also prevents long-term flood-related issues like wall stud damage and mold growth.
  • Insulation and carpeting affected by floodwater can be removed and replaced with new material during restoration.

If your home has suffered flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Bay Ridge at (718) 765-5572. This team can restore homes to their pre-flood condition, making the disaster feel "Like it never even happened."

Removing Flood Damage from Brooklyn Homes

5/22/2023 (Permalink)

cars on busy street during storm Flooding happens, even in cities. But no worries. Your SERVPRO is trained and equipped for complete restoration.

Flood Damage Cleanup Services Start Immediately

As the most populated borough of New York City, Brooklyn is home to more than 2.7 million residents. It is estimated that there are close to a million residences, including condos, apartments, and single-family homes throughout the neighborhoods. This range of architecture makes disaster recovery services vary significantly from one site to the next. But like the borough's motto, "Unity makes strength," SERVPRO works closely with residents and property owners in Brooklyn and Coney Island to help. Quickly maneuvering throughout Kings County is critical after severe weather. While events like the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade will make some waves, no one wants standing water in their house.

Addressing Brooklyn flood damage means understanding the impact of these disasters on structures of all sizes. While being ready to help the region's residents is essential, we also have answers for Large Loss concerns. Institutions, including Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, and the Brooklyn Law School, play a big part in the municipality's identity. Flooding can significantly impact cultural centers like the Brooklyn Museum, Children's Museum, and the New York Transit Museum.

Cleaning Up Standing Floodwater in Brooklyn Properties 

Standing up to floodwater is vital when professional venues in the city become ruined by intruding water, such as the Barclay's Center. However, we limit extensive cleanup and recovery to meet strict deadlines for scheduled events such as the Brooklyn Nets taking the court or sometimes the New York Islanders breaking down the competition on the ice.

Flood removal focuses first on removing standing water, which involves extractors of multiple types. Even with the water gone, the remaining damage will require the following:

  • Decontamination
  • Disinfection
  • Drying

When contending with flood damage, contact the professionals that can help from start to finish throughout Kings County. Call SERVPRO of Bay Ridge today at (718) 765-5572.

Water Restoration Tasks You Should Anticipate at Your Bay Ridge Home

4/10/2023 (Permalink)

flood in living room, save tubes on wall SERVPRO can rescue your flood damaged home in Bay Ridge with rapid water extraction and drying. "Like it never even happened."

Enlist SERVPRO for Your Bay Ridge Water Damage Management

The driving rain or rising groundwater characteristic of storms can leave your Bay Ridge property inundated. Such water accumulation creates several problems, which at the very least, diminish comfort or extreme cases, create hazards. If it's your first time handling water restoration, you may not know how challenging the process might become. However, a seasoned professional like SERVPRO readily understands the problem and thus can help you prepare well to tackle it.

Even if it is your first time handling water restoration at your Bay Ridge property, some of the necessary actions are not difficult to deduce. For example, you cannot leave water pooling on the floors within your property, so a response such as mopping the affected areas comes naturally. SERVPRO crews take the same steps, but we use superior techniques and equipment to improve the outcomes.

How we improve ordinary restoration actions

  • Ensuring timely water extraction
  • Cleaning all areas to sanitary levels
  • Expediting and closely monitoring drying processes

When restoring a property, the speed of water removal is as essential as completeness because stagnation promotes microbial growth, which can lead to mold infestation. Such contamination can start in as little as 48 hours, so completing extraction and starting drying before this period elapses is essential. Our crews use vacuum extractors to fast-track water removal. We can also use specialized equipment such as drying mats which remove water-trapped breath tiles or wooden floorboards.

Unseen Issues Can Hamper Restoration

Storms can soil your property by depositing silt and mud inside. There are also invisible pollutants dissolved in the water, which might remain even physically eliminating the visible soils. The contaminants may be hazardous or emit unpleasant odors compromising indoor air quality.

Specialized tasks for complete restoration

  • Decontamination
  • Deodorization to eliminate
  • Refinishing stained surfaces

SERVPRO of Bay Ridge ensures water restoration fixes all the problems that develop in a flooded property. You can reach us at (718) 765-5572. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.