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Performing Flood Damage Cleanup on Grade Slabs and Crawlspaces

Floods bring along a lot of contaminants and can cause damage to your home and belongings. When flood damage occurs in Paramus, NJ, the best thing to do is contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan immediately to conduct flood damage cleanup. Our trained and experienced teams will take the necessary steps to prevent further damage to your home and belongings and stop issues like mold growth.


Today, we’ll look at the steps our flood damage restoration experts take to properly cleanup crawlspaces and grade slabs.


Steps in Cleaning and Drying of Crawlspaces


Step 1: Creation of Access Opening

During cleaning, our experts check to determine if an access opening is present in the crawlspace. If an access opening is not present, parts of the flooring are removed to create a functional access to the crawlspace.


If there’s an area of flooring that’s damaged and can’t be salvaged, our technicians will remove that flooring to create an access to reach the crawlspace.


Step 2: Clean Up of Contaminants


Our flood damage repair technicians will remove water and solid contaminants from the crawlspace.


Step 3: Use of Vapor Retarder


Our flood damage cleanup experts will ensure that any exposed ground within the crawlspace is properly covered with a vapor retarder to prevent mold growth and stop the spread of moisture to other parts of your home.


Our technicians will also ensure that the vapor retarders are completely water tight. For this, several vapor retarders are sealed together with the help of glue or adhesives.


Step 4: Cleaning of Support Structure


The last step consists of cleanup and sanitization of foundation walls, floor joists, subfloors, and other support structures. After cleanup is completed, our experts apply wood preservative to protect the structures from fungi and insects.


Steps in Cleaning and Drying of Grade Slabs


Step 1: Removal of Contamination


Grade slabs act like barriers between the ground and interior sections. As such, the first step of cleanup involves removal of mud and contamination from building surfaces and grade slabs with the help of equipment such as a pressure washer.


A pressure washer is also used to apply a solution consisting of disinfectants to fully decontaminate the area.


Step 2: Cleanup of the Affected Location


Our flood restoration experts will thoroughly clean the affected location where flood waters entered, first scrubbing with brushes, and then rinsing with clean water. During cleanup, our technicians will utilize wet vacuums to collect any residual cleaning solution.


For professional flood damage cleanup in Paramus, NJ and all of northern New Jersey, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan at (855) 560-7999. Our experts follow industry guidelines to achieve the best possible results and utilize the most up-to-date cleaning equipment and disinfecting solutions available. We’ll quickly dispatch a team to your home, evaluate the condition, and develop a plan of action for the cleanup work.

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