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Determining the Scope of Flood Damage in Vernon Homes

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Handles Flood Restoration Challenges in Vernon

Flooding is usually destructive to properties. However, flooding incidents vary in many ways, which affects the time, costs, and efforts needed to restore your Vernon home to its pre-damaged state. Seeking help from an experienced service provider can help you manage flood damage conveniently. 

The variations in flood damage outcomes in Vernon properties are primarily attributed to the causes. An incident sparked by torrential rain breaching the roof or other structural areas would be different from a situation such as a flash flood because of the water volumes and other dynamics involved. SERVPRO is well organized, so we can avail the equipment and trained staff to manage the problems that flooding causes.

The scope of a flooding incident can be identified by the level of

  • Contamination
  • Submersion
  • Structural degradation 

Your property might be mildly or heavily contaminated after flooding. Since hazardous substances are invisible, the level of physical soiling accumulating on surfaces is not an indicator of contamination. Our SERVPRO crews consider other factors, such as the water source because groundwater is laden with chemicals and biohazards. We can also use specialized tools such as luminometers to test for contamination. Depending on the information we find, we can take appropriate steps such as containment and applying chemical agents to control the contaminants.

Extracting Stagnant Water

The level of submersion can range from just a few inches to a couple of feet. The higher the water rises, the more challenging restoration becomes because of the affected things. At a depth of 6 inches, floor and wall materials like wooden floorboards, carpets, drywall, and insulation are affected. If the standing water rises over one foot, it affects utilities like HVAC, furnaces, and electrical outlets. If it reaches over three feet, it can affect the foundation. The longer the house remains submerged, the worse the damage gets. SERVPRO expedites extraction where possible.

Handy flood water extraction tools

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County offers the help you need to resolve flood damage conveniently. Call us at (973) 383-2024. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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