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Storm Damage at your North Oakland County Home

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Ruined This Troy, MI Basement Carpet

After arriving at your flood-damaged Birmingham, Clawson, Madison Heights or Troy area property, our technicians carefully pre-inspect all aspects of the flooded area.  It’s our team's job to begin mitigating damage immediately.  If the water invading your property is clean and safe to enter, we start implementing a specific set of actions right away. 

First and foremost, we inform everyone on the crew and the homeowner if the flood damage in your home presents any immediate dangers. Electrical hazards, falling ceilings, and deteriorated subfloors are all common occurrences after a flood.  Spending a few minutes securing the structure can save lives. 

Next, SERVPRO’s water damage restoration technicians (WRT’s) use a variety of hand-held, truck-mounted, and submersible extraction equipment.  We pump out all standing water found on your property, checking floors, walls, and crawlspaces whenever necessary.  Using the proper equipment for any given situation allows us access to hard-to-reach areas otherwise overlooked. 

SERVPRO technicians use a water meter to determine the extent of water penetration in carpets, floors, walls, and ceilings.  We move and block any furniture found in your home and extract water from all carpeting and hard-surface flooring.  Our team also detaches the carpet from the floor to extract water from both padding and subfloor underneath.  However, in most cases, replacement of padding is necessary. 

SERVPRO examines the back of the carpet for damages, looking for delamination, bad seams, or visible mold.  We check for pre-existing damages and determine whether or not your carpeting remains salvageable.  Technicians treat the floor and back of carpet with an appropriate deodorizer and an anti-microbial before putting the carpet back in place for additional extraction. Once fully extracted, the top of the carpet also receives deodorizer and anti-microbial treatments to the face fibers. 

We pay close attention to carpeting overall, continually searching for any furniture stains caused by the flood. As this type of stain is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove after your carpet fully dries.  With extraction complete, your assigned restoration team places dehumidifiers and air-movers strategically around the affected area, which begins the drying process.

Call us at SERVPRO of North Oakland County for full-service flood damage solutions throughout the Birmingham, Clawson, Madison Heights and Troy areas.  We have emergency responder’s available 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week, with access to all of the equipment, tools, and resources needed to tackle any size job. (248) 439-1160.

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