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Flooded Crawlspace in Amityville Home? Do Not Ignore It! Contact SERVPRO for Removal and Drying

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooded Crawlspace in Amityville Home? Do Not Ignore It! Contact SERVPRO for Removal and Drying Yep, Our Amityville Crawlspace Is Flooded, Hurry Mildred, and Call SERVPRO

What Should You Do When Flood Damage Affects the Crawlspace in Your Amityville Home?

Flood damage often happens with little to no warning, and once it occurs, the removal of the water must follow as fast as possible. In this way, homeowners avoid costly secondary issues such as mold or damage to their building structure. Not to mention, very unpleasant musty odors that can permeate the entire structure if left unchecked.

When SERVPRO handles flood damage to an Amityville crawlspace, our first action is to extract the water. If the levels in the crawlspace are more than a couple of inches deep, we have submersible pumps, so there is no delay in beginning water cleanup efforts. Often a flooded crawlspace is a symptom of a more significant problem allowing water into the area. Our technicians have the training to identify the issue and recommend repairs to remedy the following common reasons crawlspaces flood:

?    Cracked foundation
?    Faulty design in home drainage
?    Faulty sump pump
?    Drainage damaged or not working properly
?    Landscape directing the water into the property

Once water is in the crawlspace, if there is procrastination in the cleanup, the increased humidity and lack of ventilation often create perfect conditions for mold infestations, which can begin as soon as 24-hours after the first water intrusion event.

The goal of SERVPRO technicians is to remove the water and lower the ambient humidity as fast as possible. We accomplish this with our air movers used in tandem with commercial dehumidifiers. After completion of water extraction and drying, we measure the area to ensure humidity levels are below ideal conditions for mold development. It is standard practice for us to clean the walls and other crawlspace areas with an antimicrobial cleaner to inhibit the growth mold colonies further.

Contaminated water from a storm in a crawlspace can result in degraded indoor air quality for the above living quarters of the structure. Often encapsulation, placing poly sheeting to cover the soil in the crawlspace, and a permanently vented dehumidifier can decrease the likelihood of mold growth and structural damage.

Make sure flood damage does not get the upper hand in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst at (631) 319-1680, and our skilled technicians can make the water damage in your home "Like it never even happened."

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Summer Storms Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Amityville Home

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storms Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Amityville Home Count on SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

Significant Amityville Flood Damage Possible During Summer Storms

Now more than ever, residents of coastal areas like those living in Amityville risk flooding of lower levels during summer storms. Sea levels are on the rise around Long Island, increasing the possibility that heavy rain and high winds might combine with storm surge to damage homes. Flooding recovery involves many tasks completed most successfully by professionals with the training and specialized equipment to get the job done fast.

When homeowners in Amityville struggle with flood damage in basements, crawl spaces, or other lower levels in their dwellings, reliable remediation services are critically needed. We invest in the people and the heavy-duty equipment necessary to return homes in our community to preloss condition. Our technicians complete rigorous training sponsored by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC), mastering reconstruction industry best practices in water categorization, containment, and removal as well as structural drying and disinfection. The equipment we employ is state-of-the-art, able to manage large water losses rapidly and thoroughly.

When extreme weather hits your home, water can flood the interior from many sources. Winds and falling trees and structures rip off or crush roofing materials, break windows, and tear away siding, allowing rain to intrude. Flash flooding pushes rainwater across pavement and ground, picking up dirt, chemicals, and human and animal waste. The contaminated water then rushes and seeps in through cracks and porous foundations. The Atlantic Ocean’s waters add to the mix during storm surges, adding highly corrosive salts, minerals, and dangerous debris to flood waters. SERVPRO crews are prepared to help you recover from this amalgam of hazardous substances.

SERVPRO’s experienced project manager assesses the flood damage and devises a plan to remove the contaminated water safely, clean and disinfect surfaces, and dry out the affected spaces. Our technicians put the plan into action immediately as our service vehicles always stock the equipment needed to contain and remove flood waters and dry out the structure. If salt water is a concern, our team employs appropriate flushing procedure to prevent accelerated defibration of wood, rusting of metal, and breakdown of concrete and cinder blocks.

Count on SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (631) 319-1680 to schedule an assessment.

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