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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Clinton Flood Damage Restoration Services

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Our axial fans, air movers and dehumidifiers working in a basement after flood damage struck We use advanced equipment like axial fans to handle flood damage as well as air movers, and dehumidifiers to secure the structure.

Flood Damage Clinton – Checking for Moisture

Anytime moisture is allowed to remain inside a wall, or under a floor, there is a risk of mold and even structural issues if the wood frame begins to lose tensile strength. Many consumers may clean up after a flood removing debris from the flood, perhaps even throwing out carpeting and items that were damaged. But what about moisture in the subfloor and inside walls?

SERVPRO has been providing flood damage services in Clinton and has over 25 years of experience. Our team of certified technicians understands how much damage hidden moisture pockets can do. We have the latest equipment to find these pockets of moisture. We use a combination of penetrating moisture meters, infrared cameras, moisture sensors, as well as thermos Hygrometers to identify and remove all of the potential trouble spots.

Moisture Sensors

The carpet and underpad may appear to be dry, but what about the subfloor. A moisture meter is used to probe through the carpet and underpad to the subfloor. It verifies the removal of all moisture. If moisture is detected, SERVPRO may lift the carpet to blow dry air over the subfloor to remove the additional moisture.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

These cameras document moisture areas at the beginning of a project. Also, at the end of the project to confirm that all of the moisture is gone. Damp materials that appear to be dry on the surface demonstrate a different surface temperature compared to nearby areas that are dry. Different surface temperatures are an indication of moisture inside the wall or floor.

Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are used to determine the level of moisture inside materials. For example, wood floors, while dry on the surface, may contain high moisture levels, which can cause cupping and splintering if the moisture is not removed.

Thermo-hygrometers

These devices measure the relative humidity and temperature of air masses inside rooms, basements, or commercial premises. Thermos-hygrometers are also used to verify humidity levels of air exhausted from dehumidifiers and HVAC systems.

SERVPRO uses all of these devices to make sure that all areas touched by flood damage are dry and cannot cause mold infestations or damage structural elements at a later time.

Call SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County at (908) 788-8770 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Flemington, Whitehouse Station, Lambertville, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How to Safely Remove Floodwater From Your Flemington Residence

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rain and raindrops forming into a pool Floodwaters contain contaminants. Call SERVPRO for safe and fast floodwater removal services.

Flood Removal Basics in Flemington 

Extremes in weather patterns are as frequent in Flemington as other places. Torrential rain and fierce winds create more than just an inconvenience if one system follows another. The ground around your foundation becomes saturated, and the wetness seeks dryness, which results in seepage into your basement or crawl space. If several inches of rainfall within a few hours, rivers of water form on roadways, parking lots, and lawns, creating flash and overland flooding.  

Fast and Efficient Removal Needed 

A significant amount of water can invade your Flemington home, flood removal requiring professional help to extract and dry out the spaces. Our commercial-grade equipment rids your dwelling of the water quickly, crucial to a satisfactory outcome. Moisture that remains in a home for more than a 24 to 48-hour window creates conditions that significantly increase the risk of substantial structural deterioration and mold growth and damage.  

Containment and Disposal of Hazardous Waste 

Floodwaters are highly contaminated. If nearby municipal drains are overwhelmed, common with flash floods, you likely contend with sewage backup, exposing your family to harmful pathogens from human waste. Overland flooding carries roadway and lawn chemicals, industrial waste, and even dead animals and other debris into your home. SERVPRO crews are skilled in containing the tainted waters and familiar with local rules regulating their legal disposal. We treat affected spaces with EPA-registered antimicrobials after flood removal to destroy any lingering viruses, bacteria, or other microbes. 

Detection of Water Migration 

When water enters a structure, it does not merely pool up, waiting for removal by our pumps and extractors. Flood water seeps through cracks and crevices and soaks porous building materials. The SERVPRO team is ready to trace the path of flooding, using infrared imaging to detect temperature discrepancies that indicate trapped water in building cavities. We also use sensitive moisture probes to set baselines as we move into the structural drying phase. 

Thorough Flood Water Drying 

All structural components in the flooded space need returning to standard moisture levels. SERVPRO technicians use the moisture data already recorded to determine the initial configuration of heaters and air movers, placed strategically to facilitate evaporation from building materials. High-efficiency dehumidifiers either condense or absorb the vapor, collecting it for permanent removal outside your home. As drying continues, we monitor the moisture decreases and adjust the drying perimeter accordingly. 

When you need flood removal services, SERVPRO of Greater Hunterdon County has you covered. Call us day or night at (908) 788-8770 -- We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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