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SERVPRO Handles Personal Belongings Affected By Flood Damage

4/20/2024 (Permalink)

demolition, studs in condo From demolition and build-back to careful cleaning of personal possessions--count on SERVPRO to restore properties.

Post-Storm Flooding Messes in the Upper West Side

Storms can bring a sense of renewal to the Upper West Side, but when torrential rain leads to isolated flooding, the aftermath can be overwhelming. The Hudson, as it did in early 2024, can overflow, causing chaos for everyone. While flood damage may initially seem like an insurmountable loss, SERVPRO®, with its extensive experience and expertise, can bring order to the situation.

Even a small amount of dirty water entering your residence in the Upper West Side can cause significant flood damage. At SERVPRO, we understand that each customer's situation is unique. That's why we offer a personalized approach, working on-site, at our facility, or a combination, to meet your specific needs.

Before taking care of flood-damaged items, we sort these things into different categories, which helps us work faster. Here are the categories that your affected items might fall into:

  • Salvageable,
  • Requires repairs,
  • Requires disposal, and
  • Needs input from the customer.

Items in salvageable condition might require detailing, wet cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning, or other work, followed by controlled drying. Temporary chambers are helpful for this.

An item might need certain replacements because it cannot be cleaned sufficiently or requires specialized repairs. In such cases, we can assist in locating a qualified service provider.

When flooding occurs, some items automatically require disposal. Food items, including those in cans, must be disposed of to protect your family. Furniture made from particle board swells and becomes deformed. Furniture like this is never salvageable. Demolition may be needed for structural elements water damaged by the flooding.

Many older items require complicated repairs, making it cost-effective to find a replacement in the future. However, many times, we find that these items are keepsakes. In such situations, we want the customer to decide how to handle the item.

When flood damage encroaches on your home, call SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362. We can make it all "Like it never even happened."  

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