What Can You Do to Prevent Storm Damage in Your Glen Head Home
Stopping Basement Flood Damage in a Glen Head Home
A whopping 98% percent of basements are expected to see flooding in their lifetimes. Disasters can be overwhelming and stressful experiences to endure, but modern technologies and methods ensure that there are more preventive measures available than ever to keep your possessions safe and dry in the event of a disaster.
If your Glen Head basement has experienced flood damage, SERVPRO professionals stand ready to aid you within hours of your call. These technicians possess the tools and know-how needed to restore your basement to a preloss condition, including extractors, EPA-registered antimicrobials, and industrial-grade drying equipment.
Protecting Your Possessions
- Use waterproof storage. Plastic bins, especially stored on high shelving, can go a long way toward salvaging your possessions. To prevent water from coming in, seal these boxes with duct tape. For sentimental items, heirlooms, and similar fare, consider storing in the attic, if possible. For electronics and similar items, cover them in lightweight plastic and keep the seals as watertight as possible.
- Protect your furniture. Just 2 inches of floodwater can cost tens of thousands of damages for homeowners to repair. Elevation methods like cinder blocks can protect your furniture from water damage by allowing a few inches of clearance between floodwaters and your possessions.
- Check your basement regularly. Water damage can happen anytime, so implement measures available to prevent basement flooding before it happens when you can. Make sure to repair damaged floors, walls, and windows. Consider stocking up on sandbags or installing a sump pump to minimize damage to your basement.
What SERVPRO Can Do
SERVPRO technicians can get right to work on disinfecting and drying your home after flooding occurs. While not everything can be salvaged due to the dangers posed by floodwaters, these damage mitigation professionals strive to provide homeowners with peace of mind through tried and true methods.
If flooding is extensive, technicians have truck-mounted pumps available to remove high quantities of water quickly. They work in tandem with portable back-mounted extractors to remove water from hard-to-reach spots. Before drying can begin, technicians clean with EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent the spread of microbes through the air.
SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho wants to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (516) 671-1919 today for fast disaster cleanup.
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