Let Our Crew Restore Your Granby Home After A Flood
Restoring Flood Damage Effects In Granby Homes
The Granby community’s location near state parks and two major highways make it ideal for travel and business. That location also makes us vulnerable to flooding from nearby rivers and swamps, however.
No matter how high or low the water reached, Granby flood damage needs removal and restoration as quickly as possible. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively with the latest equipment to handle every type of water intrusion and its effects.
The beautiful wood floors in so many of our homes are extremely vulnerable to flooding. They are underwater almost immediately and remain so until removal of all surface flooding and thoroughly drying the floorboards. Removing the majority of the water with one of the pumps in our inventory is relatively simple. It is drawing off the rest that often proves difficult.
SERVPRO technicians have to balance removing the water quickly against causing additional damage to the wood surface. Drying out too quickly can crack and splinter or even warp the individual boards until they lift away from the subflooring and twist away from each other. To keep this from happening, response team members use extraction wands with a built-in heating device to apply a low heat while removing moisture between the floorboards.
If they note swelling, then technicians carefully puncture the stain or varnish to increase the rate of evaporation. If needed, they also set up a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the surrounding air. The drier air also increases the evaporation rate without harming wood floors.
Finally, technicians examine the sub-flooring for floodwater. If any water did seep in, they remove it with an extraction wand. To remove excess humidity, they use an air mover with a hose to force warm, dry air into the crawlspace which forces out the damp air to preserve the sub-floor framework and underside of the floorboards.
At SERVPRO of Hampshire County, our goal is to help every homeowner return their residence to a safe condition for occupation. We're here to help you. Call (413) 324-1300 to get started.
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