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How to Dry Materials after Flood Damage in Bloomfield

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Bloomfield Can Assist with Cleanup and Drying after Flood Damage

When floodwaters invade a home environment, they immediately spread out and absorb into surfaces and belongings. Professional restoration services can often act as a first responder to homeowners who are experiencing flooding. Our team can arrive on-site quickly to assess the condition of your property and put in place a proven drying strategy to ensure that the home can be re-occupied as soon as possible. Some of the services that we offer include:

  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water clean up

The impact of flood damage to your Bloomfield home can occur in two distinct ways. The first way that flooding affects your home is on the surface level. This surface-level damage primarily affects carpeting, flooring, paintwork, and upholstery. Wet exterior surfaces can occasionally bleed, causing further harm by spreading furniture dye or chemicals onto surrounding surfaces. The second distinct impact of flooding is when water absorbs into pores within materials. This absorption can cause catastrophic secondary damages, including fissuring of solid floors and frameworks. 

  • Water absorbed into pores of materials can be time-consuming to dry adequately and may take several weeks or months. 
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers can help dry out materials by lowering the grain per pound (GPP) moisture in the air below 40. At this level, water is drawn out of wet materials into the drier air. 
  • Heating the surfaces or materials using furnaces or other air-moving devices can help dry out inner materials from water exposure. 

Secondary damages caused by flood water exposure can be devastating for your home. Contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield for flood damage restoration at (973) 662-0062.

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