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How Much Flood Damage Can a Leaky Roof in an Upper West Side Property Do?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

thermal camera pointing at a wall SERVPRO discovers moist walls and ceilings using a thermal imaging camera. Very important for Upper West Side multi-unit structures

SERVPRO Techs Support the Upper West Side with All Kinds of Water Damage Restoration Services

Many of the Upper West Side properties are multiple family housing units, and when there is storm damage, what affects one home can affect other residences. A wind-damaged roof can allow water to enter the property, which can migrate to other areas and affect additional units.

SERVPRO techs routinely handle flood damage cleanup in Upper West Side homes and businesses. The technicians undergo extensive, continuing training to stay up to date on the latest advancements in the restoration industry. The preliminary actions by the techs set the tone and pace for the restoration service, such as:

  • Tarping over damaged areas on roofing to halt water entrance
  • Using sensitive equipment to determine migration paths of water
  • Getting to work extracting the water immediately

Water migration can be a problem

Usually, in the case of water entering through a roof leak, the water does not pool or stand. It travels rapidly into carpet, padding, and wicks into walls. Ceilings and insulation can become saturated, and, ceilings can present a safety hazard if they are sagging. SERVPRO technicians know how to ascertain if the structural integrity is compromised in a wall or ceiling and how much should be removed to halt moisture absorption. In multi-unit buildings, we can also check with neighbors who may have a water intrusion from the flooding.

The flood cuts are a crucial part of the restoration process. Often referred to as "controlled demolition" actions, these work in favor of the property owner, limiting the damage from the water to the walls or ceilings. The techs measure above the water line and only remove the damaged portion, making repairs easier as it only needs patching rather than replacing an entire wall or ceiling.

SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 brings professional flood damage cleanup services to Upper West Side properties. The certified techs are available 24/7 to make the water damage, "Like it never even happened."

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