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How to Handle Storm Flood Damage in Amherst

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Perform Storm Flood Damage Repair in Affected Amherst Residences

After a thunderstorm hits, there is a risk of property damage, including flooding. Storm flood damage needs to be handled well to protect your home and health. Unlike typical water damage, floodwater might contain microorganisms, pesticides, and sewage which complicate the restoration process. When you notice flooding in your residence, call experts from SERVPRO to remediate the damage and remove floodwater safely.

Our restoration experts have the equipment and training required to handle storm flood damage in your Amherst residence. We can inspect your property and mitigate the damage before starting the restoration process. SERVPRO’s flood damage restoration process may include:

  • Water removal
  • Cleaning structural elements and furnishings
  • Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Mold remediation
  • Replacement or repair of structural elements like ruined drywall and wood.

Our SERVPRO technicians can use moisture meters to find the actual moisture level or content of various materials. Some moisture meters are calibrated to measure certain materials like drywall and wood. Some meters are adjustable for several materials that can be adjusted for drywall and wood. We also use centrifugal pumps to remove water. These pumps convert rational energy from a motor to power to move fluids. They include high-pressure pumps, self-priming trash pumps, and electric submersible pumps.

We can dry the affected areas using air moving and dehumidifying equipment. Our SERVPRO team uses air moving equipment to improve evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time. When water evaporates from damp materials, the air above the wet material becomes cooler and saturated. The boundary layer of cool, humid air can reduce evaporation. Air movers enhance evaporation by introducing airflow at the surface levels. They replace the cool, saturated boundary layer with drier, warmer air from dehumidifiers.

Our water restoration technicians (WRT) can also use structural drying equipment to direct airflow into cavities and replace the moist, cool air with dryer, warmer air, increasing the temperature of the surfaces and lowering the vapor pressure. This expedites the evaporation rate.

If your home has flooded due to a storm, SERVPRO of Hampshire County can restore it to its former state. Call us anytime at (413) 324-1300.

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