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A Look into Steps Performed by Flood Damage Restoration Professionals for Salvaging Things and Properly Cleaning Homes in Mahwah, NJ

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Floods can be devastating and result in significant distress for you and your family. Not only do floods result in considerable water damage to your belongings, they can also compromise the structural integrity of your home in Mahwah, NJ. After a flood, your home will be uninhabitable until proper water extraction and flood damage restoration is performed.

ServiceMaster Metropolitan is dedicated to helping communities across northern New Jersey recover after a disaster. Our professionals are highly trained in water damage restoration and will take great care in restoring your home. What exactly does water damage restoration involve? Well look at the procedures followed by our restoration professionals to salvage, clean, and restore items in your home.

Procedures for Salvaging and Restoring Property and Belongings After a Flood

Wallboard, Paneling, and Plaster

Wallboard: Wallboard acts like a sponge by soaking up contaminated flood water. When this happens the damage is too significant for restoration. Water damage restoration professionals will have no option but to remove and dispose of the water damaged wallboard.

Plaster: Plaster will generally not require replacement, however, it will take longer to dry completely.

Paneling: Restorers will be able to salvage paneling by allowing it to dry slowly.

Insulation: Insulation will need to be removed and dispose of as it can trap and retain water for several months after flood damage.

Floods Result in Losses of About $6 billion Every Year

Wooden Floors

Our restoration technicians will focus on drying wooden floors gradually in order to avoid the splitting or cracking of the flooring material. For hardwood floorboard, restorers will try to expedite drying by using a technique where air is forced through the hardwood floorboard’s fluted underside.

What are the Steps in Cleaning Woodwork, Wall Finishes, and Floors?

Our restoration technicians use an all-purpose, phosphatefree disinfecting cleaner to clean and disinfect most types of woodwork, wall finishes, and flooring.

Cleaning Non Metallic Surfaces: For colorfast and non-metallic surfaces, a disinfectant solution consisting of one gallon of water and a half cup of chlorine bleach will be used after the cleaning procedure is completed.

Cleaning Metal Surfaces: Water damage cleanup professionals will use a mild detergent solution to clean metallic surfaces. A chlorinated (bleach) solution cannot be used as it can lead to corrosion.

Flooding Results in More Property Damage Than Any Other Type of Weather Event

If your home has suffered flood damage and youre looking for a firm to take up the task of flood damage restoration, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan. We have the experience, expertise, and tools to successfully restore your home to pre-loss condition. We adhere strictly to regulatory standards and care for your home as if it were our own.

Just give us a call on our emergency line at (855) 560-7999. We will dispatch our technicians to your home in Mahwah, NJ, or anywhere throughout northern New Jersey, to examine the damage and develop a personalized restoration strategy.


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