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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in a SW Onondaga County Finished Basement

Our proud owner Bill Good is at a job site following a sump pump failure. The water has backed up into the finished portion of this basement in a Camillus area property and has soaked into the laminated floorboards rendering them non-salvageable. The furnishings and belongings have been relocated to a dry area of the affected rooms to prevent water damage and also allows for the technicians to have ample space to begin the water damage restoration service.

By following our slogan of We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, we arrived quickly to limit the water loss by preventing the pooling water from migrating to still dry portions of the flooring. As we remove the warped planks, the sub-floor reveals 2x2 foot tiles with a rubber backing to soften walking and dampen the sounds of footsteps. Bill states, "what appears to be a good idea, is not," regarding these tiles which act as a moat or vapor barrier retains the water. They are expensive and effective comfort-wise until a water loss reveals the additional removal needed to dry out the concrete pad. Bill suggests to "get a sump pump rider,' to ensure that your insurance coverage pays for our emergency service.

The last segment illustrates the use of a "flood cut" that serves several purposes during a water damage mitigation service. It removes neatly, in a controlled demolition, the portion of the wallboard that is irreparably ruined and the extraction of soaked insulation from within the wall cavity. The squeezing of the water from the batten insulation by Bill demonstrates the volume of water that does not have to be removed via dehumidification. This deconstruction also mitigates the damage by preventing that water from wicking up the sheetrock resulting in further harm to the building material.

Our skilled SERVPRO team can remove the damaged materials and place air movers and dehumidifiers to capture the remaining water vapor, thereby restoring the indoor air quality to acceptable levels. "Like it never even happened."

Heed the words of Bill Good and his crack SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County team, call us for swift emergency service, and get that sump pump rider! (315) 488-3900

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