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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What To Do After A Storm Damage?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

a huge tree stumbled on a residential sidewalk Storm disasters could cause serious damage to your home and requires skilled restoration teams.

Multiple levels of flooding can cause severe damage. A basement that has suffered water damage can result in costly structural repairs.

Water damage to your property was caused by water entering through a seal on your back door. It then entered the kitchen. The water seeped through vinyl tile flooring to the floor joist where it collected on the slab substrate.

Water Extraction Needs

The basement did not have any sump pumps and the drain was slow to back up. SERVPRO technicians used both portable centrifugal pumps upstairs, and submersible units down in the basement. This wide range of equipment ensures there is never any delay in the cleanup no matter how deep it gets.

Disposal Lost Items

SERVPRO technicians need to get permission from homeowners or adjusters before they remove even the most severely damaged items. They also need to be sure that the restoration is within the insured scope. Delaminated tile, wet carpet and rusted sheetrock are all eliminated. The techs inspect the tile to determine its potential for reuse, depending on the material used in its construction.

Prepping and Drying

Techs can take steps to accelerate the drying of the property. The first is to extract as much moisture as possible. The techs should perform multiple "dry passes" in order to extract the maximum moisture from the floor. The equipment is set up with air movers, drying mats on flooring and subfloors, as well as dehumidifiers. The standard step of restoration is the use of air scrubbers. This unit captures and removes particulates from the air, improving air quality.

Final Steps

The techs clean the property and prepare it for any repairs or reconstruction that are necessary to restore the home to its pre-flood condition. SERVPRO technicians carefully clean the home with antimicrobials in order to stop mold growth.


SERVPRO is equipped with the skills and experience to tackle any size flood damage and make it look "Like it never even happened."

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