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Likely Flood Damage Problems in Your Middletown Home

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Skillfully Manages Middletown Flood Repair

Flooding is known to cause widespread interruptions in an area by cutting off communication lines and road networks. Apart from the general effects of flooding in the Middletown area, you can also expect problems within your home. Regardless of the known issues in the area, the flood damage in your home may present many unique aspects that challenge you.

Visible flood damage problems in Middletown homes get most of the focus. For example, any pools of standing water or soils like sewage and mud prompt you to take action quickly. However, invisible issues can also be equally urgent. SERVPRO can help you identify any hidden yet critical issues in your recovery plan.

The main flooding issues

  • Contamination
  • Structural breaches
  • Material deterioration 

If your property is affected by groundwater, it is heavily contaminated with hazardous chemicals and pathogens. Even if the water recedes, the dangerous materials remain within the structural areas and contents affected. Porous materials like carpets, insulation, and drywall are particularly vulnerable since they are contaminated to the core. Cleaning and applying decontamination agents is not viable to resolve the contamination. Our SERVPRO crews help remove carpets safely and cut away sections of drywall that were submerged.

Structural Issues From Flooding

It is not uncommon for a house to be left standing even after being flooded by several feet of water. The only exception is when an incident involves fast-moving water. However, the affected house is left with many structural damages. Shattered windows, roof cave-ins, and foundation cracks are some likely flood damage outcomes. Our SERVPRO crews can help assess the structure’s stability and implement stop-gap measures to address critical damages. 

Actions that mitigate damage

  • Installing roof tarps
  • Availing auxiliary power
  • Spraying disinfectants
  • Boarding up openings

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain can help you respond to any issue after flood damage. Call us at (860) 826-5169 for assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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