How Long is the Recovery Procedure for Smithtown Flooded Properties?
Recovering a Home with Flood Damage Can Take Months. SERVPRO Flood Damage Technicians in Smithtown Are Available Within Four Hours of Notification of Loss.
Where do you measure flood damage?
Qualified technicians in Smithtown can assess your home immediately after flooding. Ascertaining the extent of harm caused to property uses a range of equipment to answer a simple question: what is wet? When a large body of water enters a property, it begins to migrate. The longer water remains in the property, the more likely it is to migrate further and become absorbed into materials. SERVPRO recommends that you contact a qualified restoration service soon after securing your safety and getting your insurer. Areas that can complicate a restoration are floors, floor coverings, subfloors, walls, wall coverings, cabinets, and hidden places. Water penetration in these areas requires applied structural drying (ASD) technicians to recover losses.
What equipment is useful for measuring flood losses?
An accurate assessment is crucial in the flood damage restoration of your Smithtown home. We use a moisture meter and a thermal imaging camera to determine the edges of water migration. Often it is necessary to remove fittings in the house to evaluate the condition of the structure. Carpets, for example, should be detached to assess both the front and back. SERVPRO technicians may look for signs of delamination to decide if a carpet is salvageable. We can also use this opportunity to assess the subfloor beneath the rug and plan the equipment needed to dry the subfloor. It is not uncommon for your home's removal aspects to be lifted, tested, and checked to discover the extent of water migration in the property.
What should I look for when assessing flood damage?
- Checking the levels of water contamination, either white, grey or black
- Assessing the types of materials in the home such as solid woods, pdf, or carpeting
- Taking moisture content readings to understand the extent of harm in the property
Acting quickly in an emergency flooding event can help to reduce the overall losses in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200.