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Repairing Flood Damage for Tarrytown Properties

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

Man in yellow boots standing in flood Tarrytown homes in need of flood damage restoration services should call SERVPRO. Our team has the equipment and experience for every phase of help.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Services Help Local Residents

Natural disasters can cause damage to your home. A violent storm produces strong winds, heavy rainfall, and, in some cases, flooding in the local area. Sometimes these conditions reach your property, causing harm. SERVPRO is a licensed restoration service to help return your home to its preloss state. 

Tackling flood damage in Tarrytown requires organization, equipment, and training. A systematic approach can help ensure that your home suffers as little damage as possible. We do recommend that you contact a professional restoration service the moment your safety is secured. Our technicians are adept at emergency mitigation services designed to minimize losses to your belongings and the structure of your home. Examples of emergency mitigation include pumping and water extraction equipment, which rapidly reduce standing water levels and help prepare the site for fast-drying. By removing water quickly, our technicians reduce the likelihood of:

  • Flood Damage
  • Water Degradation
  • Structural Damage from Storms

Emergency mitigation procedures form a basis for restoration. Once the property is in a safe state, our technicians can begin to reverse damages by performing deep cleaning, deodorizing, and repairs to structures or belongings. Floodwaters that enter a property are considered biohazardous. This categorization is due to debris, pathogens, and dirt in floodwaters. When dealing with biohazardous waste, following strict guidelines when performing restoration is essential to ensure that your property returns to a sanitary state. Contamination in water infects anything it comes into contact with, including gypsum board, flooring, textiles, and fixtures. If materials are dense, finished, or otherwise non-porous, there may be an opportunity to perform deep cleaning and disinfection to remove contaminants. Porous materials must be disposed of after coming into contact with floodwater. 

  • Solid woods used in the framing of your home, floorboards, and furniture may be repairable, providing technicians are brought in quickly to mitigate damages. 
  • Materials such as plaster and stud walls are usually cut away a few inches above the point of contact with floodwaters and replaced with new, matching materials. 
  • Ceilings, subfloors, and other cavities in the home often have to be thoroughly dried using applied structural drying equipment. 

Floods can be unexpected and traumatic. Contact SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford for flood damage assistance at (914) 358-9000.

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