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5 Important Steps Performed by Flood Damage Restoration Professionals During the Cleanup of Flood-Damaged Homes in Clifton, NJ

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Cleaning up your flood-damaged home in Clifton, NJ, or anywhere in northern New Jersey may seem like an overwhelming task, but by hiring experienced flood damage restoration professionals, you can be sure that this task will be performed in the best possible manner. Our aim today will be to look into five important steps performed by water damage restoration experts during the cleanup of flooded buildings.

Steps in Cleaning Flooded Buildings

• Isolate
• Move Out
• Tear Out
• Clean Out
• Dry Out

Air Out

• In this first step, the professionals will aim to promote drying by:
• Isolating the affected areas from non affected areas.
• Utilize the use of Air movers and Dehumidification to remove excess humidity or moisture in the area atmosphere

Move Out

• In this step, water damage cleanup professionals will try to take out any salvageable contents that were not affected by the water. They will also remove any porous materials (like upholstery, mattresses, etc.) that were saturated with water.

Tear Out

• Before this task is started, flood damage restoration professionals will set up plastic barriers between the unaffected and affected areas to prevent secondary damage from taking place in the unaffected locations
• Next they will remove wet padding as well as carpet, curled linoleum or vinyl tiles, and any plaster or drywall saturated with contaminated water
• They will also remove any wall insulation such as mineral wool, fiberglass, wood fiberboard, or cellulose
• Wall paneling will also have to be removed if it appears to be swollen or if saturated drywall is present behind it

Clean Out

• In this fourth step, water damage mitigation experts will clean up all the debris and sanitize the materials
• If there is visible mold growth, secondary steps will be performed for remediate the mold
• Non-porous and hard items will be sanitized using specialized solutions after being cleaned and decontaminated.

Dry Out

• After the above cleaning procedures are complete, the last step involves drying the building using proper ventilation and mechanical drying equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers
• Before any refinishing task is performed on wooden framing, plywood floors, drywall, and other building materials, the moisture content will be checked using a moisture meter
• Built-in furnishings like bathroom vanities and kitchen cabinets will be removed to facilitate the drying of the material behind them

If your home in Clifton, NJ, or anywhere in northern New Jersey has been affected by a flood and you need professional help with flood damage restoration, you should get in touch with us.

The technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the necessary expertise with such cleanup tasks and the proper equipment to expedite the water extraction and drying processes.

Give us a call on our emergency helpline number at (855) 560-7999 and our experts will reach your home, assess the situation, and formulate a plan of action for the cleanup work.

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