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Trickle Down Storm Damage in Newark? Just Call SERVPRO!

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Newark Flood Damage Mitigation from Roof to Basement Starts with a Call to SERVPRO

Storm and Flood Damage in Newark From the Attic Down


Wind plus tree limb equals a damaged roof. Once that happens, rainwater enters, and the timer starts ticking for water damage to the home. For most homeowners, when this happens their first phone call is to their insurance adjuster, the next is to SERVPRO.

What to do when a storm impacts your home?
We answered a call to mitigate storm and flood damage to a Newark home. Several hours earlier, an intense storm cell rolled through, and high winds caused a tree limb to damage the roof and water poured into the attic.

Inspection, Scoping, Plan of Action
Upon arrival, our technicians scoped the attic and found water within the insulation and in the ceiling joists, the area between floors that often proves challenging to dry without the application of specific equipment and methods. Another standard procedure we do during mitigation of an attic is containment as moving things around tends to raise dust and dirt that have the potential to enter the rest of the home.

Advanced equipment and tools expedite the restoration service
Fortunately for this homeowner, their insulation of choice was fiberglass-based. We have special vacuum attachments that let us collect the wet insulation for drying in-plant and reuse, but preferably to discard and start with new blown-in insulation. Once that is removed, the extraction of remaining moisture and drying becomes a fast procedure. We used injectidry equipment to direct warm air into the voids, thus increasing the evaporation rate. We can then capture this water vapor with a dehumidifier as we eliminate the moisture buildup. Our air movers took care of the rest of the attic, followed by hand cleaning and odor control.

Equipment must be manned by well-trained personnel
Our technicians that handle this type of home damage have extensive training and the following certifications from the IICRC--the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification:
?    Applied Structural Drying Technician ASD
?    Carpet Cleaning Technician CCT
?    Odor Control Technician OCT
?    Water Damage Restoration Technician WRT

Our team provides comprehensive water removal through repair
SERVPRO technicians did temporary repairs on the damaged roof and tarped over the opening to stop any further water from entering the attic before repairs happened. We have a general contractor license #1992104829 and were able to offer the homeowner our services for restoration from the storm loss as well as repairs to the roof to eliminate some of the stress and provide a seamless transition from cleanup and mitigation through to the repair.

When storm and flood damage need fast and thorough cleanup, call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933. Our trained, certified technicians have both the experience and equipment to make the water damage in your home "Like it never even happened."

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