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How Our Disaster Restoration Experts Restore Your Walls and Flooring in Livingston, NJ

April 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Natural disasters such as thunderstorms can cause serious damage to homes and make it necessary to call on the disaster restoration experts  at ServiceMaster Metropolitan to restore homes in Livingston, NJ or anywhere across northern New Jersey.

The benefit of hiring our team is that our experts effectively restore everything in your home plus protect it from the elements with emergency board up and content storage services while the restoration work is conducted.

A common result of natural disasters is flooding which can result in significant water damage to your home. Our trained disaster restoration experts will work to reduce water damage in your home. The areas of the home most often affected by water damage are the walls and flooring. Let’s take a look at how our disaster restoration experts help restore these areas of your home.

Flooring Restoration

Different types of flooring require different approaches. For example:

  • Asbestos: We always check to see if the flooring contains asbestos. If its percentage is more than 1%, the flooring needs to be removed
  • Vinyl: We evaluate vinyl flooring to ensure it isn’t curling at the edges because of water exposure. If it is, our technicians will have to remove the flooring
  • Wood: Wood easily absorbs water which causes it to swell, resulting in significant damage. Depending on how much water the flooring has been exposed to, it may not be salvageable. If it can be salvaged, we’ll get to work extracting the water and use industrial grade dryers to remove moisture

Restoration of Interior Walls

  • Sheetrock: We first check to determine if the interior walls are constructed of wood studs and sheetrock. We then determine whether the walls have been exposed to water for two or more hours. Prolonged exposure means we’ll have to replace the sheetrock. If sheetrock walls had less exposure to water, our team may still need to remove it to expedite quicker drying of internal structural components
  • Insulation: Our technicians also examine whether wall cavities contain insulation. If insulation is present, it will have to be removed as it absorbs water quickly and becomes ineffective

If you need professional help after a natural disaster in Livingston, NJ or anywhere across northern New Jersey, contact the disaster restoration experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan. Our technicians have extensive experience and training in disaster restoration.  Regardless of the level of damage or disaster scenario, we’re ready to help. Just give us a call at (855) 560-7999 for immediate assistance.

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