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Can Jamestown Homeowners Safely Perform Basement Flood Removal?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Jamestown SERVPRO Professionals Render Flood Removal Services to Keep Property Owners Safe

Flood damage can be distressing enough on its own, and other factors, like clogged gutters or sump pump failures, can exacerbate the potential damage. This damage can quickly impact a home’s structural integrity and indoor air quality without fast action from licensed flood removal professionals.

SERVPRO’s flood removal services for Jamestown homes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly-trained restoration technicians render debris removal and water extraction tasks to sanitation with EPA-registered biocides and rebuilding services for damaged structures.

Safety Measures for Homeowners and Technicians After Flooding

After a basement flood, particularly one that leaves behind standing water, homeowners are advised to:

  • Contact insurers to start the claims filing process as soon as possible while making sure to document the damage with photos and video
  • Call utility providers about safely shutting off electricity
  • Use sandbags and other flood prevention tools to minimize the amount of water coming into the property
  • Avoid contact with floodwater, which typically contains waste, bacteria, chemical runoff, and other potential contaminants

In the event of sump pump failures and other circumstances that worsen basement floods, SERVPRO professionals can use gas-powered sump pumps on standing water at least two inches deep in tandem with truck-mounted extractors and portable, back-mounted extraction units. Performing thorough water removal before drying structures with air movers and dehumidifiers is crucial for achieving timely restoration. Waterlogged sheetrock is cut away approximately 12 to 18 inches above the water line to prepare the basement for new drywall installation.

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean can be reached at (716) 338-4901 to render restoration services that make homes look and feel “Like it never even happened.”

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