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What is the Best Way to Clean Flood Damage in a New Providence Home?

8/29/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water on the basement floor from flood damage Flooded? Water can quickly deteriorate the structure and contents of your home. SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 with flood damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Techs Bring Years of Experience and Advanced Equipment on Every Flood Restoration Job for the Best Outcome

Water damage from storms in a New Providence home may enter multiple ways, such as a damaged roof or poor seal around a door or window allowing water to enter. Flash floods can deliver copious amounts of moisture into a home, and it can recede rapidly into the walls and under flooring.

A New Providence home with flood damage can have multiple issues happening at the same time, such as:

  • Buckling floorboards
  • Deteriorated sheetrock
  • Art, books, or keepsakes are compromised by exposure to excessive moisture.

A mere half an inch of floodwater in a home can result in devastating amounts of damage to the structure and contents. To limit the damage from the floodwater, there are actions homeowners can take. If it is safe to do so, remove artworks from the walls, important documents, and photo albums with sentimental value to another area. If paintings or photos are framed under glass, inspect the article to determine if condensation is building on the inside of the glass and remove the piece if necessary. Avoid placing damp artworks or photos in direct sunlight as it can cause the paper to curl.

SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians have specialized equipment for handling wet documents or books. Even if they are covered with mud or silt, there can be restoration potential on a case-by-case basis. The technicians often rely on the same methods used by the Library of Congress to preserve historical documents and books. In cases where an artwork received damage from floodwater, an outside expert can be brought in to give a professional opinion on the restoration potential of the piece. 

SERVPRO of Western Union County at  (908) 791-9177 helps New Providence homeowners recover from any size flood damage in their homes.

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