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Roxborough Structures, SERVPRO for Flood Damage Mitigation

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Truck On the Way to a Storm Damaged Property in Roxborough

Professional Flood Damage Restoration For Roxborough Neighborhoods

Roxborough residents understand flooding and the risks it poses for our area. In addition to the storms that drop rain directly on the city, there is the Schuylkill River in the West, and the Delaware River to the Southeast which crest and make a bad situation much worse.

Because of all these sources, Roxborough flood damage can be very severe. While furniture is usually restorable in many circumstances, that is not always the case when extreme weather tears through a community. SERVPRO response teams train extensively to preserve all items where possible and to dry the structure to industry standards.

Preservation first starts with removal. Team members remove everything out of the standing water as technicians begin using pumps and extractors to draw it out of the home. Water softens the varnish, stain, or other coatings on furniture, so quickly removing it prevents or reduces the chance of them loosening from the wood and running or dripping onto floors and carpets.

Team members place everything on pallets or bricks to raise it off the ground to allow water to drain. If the damage already began, SERVPRO technicians set-up fans to increase air circulation and speed up the drying process. Another equipment item they use is the dehumidifier. The device draws moisture from the air, which allows for faster evaporation without causing streaks or otherwise compromising the coating. The two devices also dry exposed wood without causing cracking or splitting.

Drying specialists use these same devices to preserve and restore the interior of the home as well. After other team members complete cleaning the home of the contaminants left by the floodwater, specialists test every room with a moisture meter. If the humidity is excessive, and it almost always is, the team installs a dehumidifier in each one to dry out the air. They set up fans to not only increase air circulation but to also draw the damp air out of the room, which augments the work of the dehumidifier. The process of achieving the drying goal can take days, and it all depends on the situation of the structure, the temperature, volume of water, and more.

Other specialists use air movers to generate warm, dry air and direct the flow across floors, walls, and even ceilings to carefully force out moisture into the air where the other two devices remove it. By carefully adjusting the temperature and speed of the airflow, they can do this without causing any accidental, secondary damage.

For SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill, the goal is always to return each home to its pre-flood condition, or as close to it as possible. In addition to our community, we also support the nearby towns of Andorra, Germantown, and Mt Airy, among others. If your residence has suffered damage from any water intrusion, call our office, 24/7, at (215) 482-0800 to schedule an inspection and get the restoration process started.


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