Recent Storm Damage Posts

Hurricane Season 2022: What to expect on the East Coast

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a hurricane from space. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is available when storm damage to your property requires immediate attention. Contact us any day, any time.

Only a few days remain before the 2022 hurricane season. Researchers at Colorado State University have predicted an above-average Atlantic season with around 19 named storms, and at least 9 hurricanes. They predict at least four of the hurricanes to be a Category 3 or higher storms. Our SERVPRO Franchises serve some of New York & New England's most vulnerable coasts. In the last decade, we have been able to help with storm damage restoration and have handled all major storms that have passed through our territories. Even after major storms have caused extensive damage, our SERVPRO Franchise has been called upon to assist with restoration efforts outside of our home territories.

How can we ensure the best storm response management possible?

  • We will respond to your damages efficiently and transparently. You'll be kept up-to-date with constant communication and daily updates.
  • We offer a labor-ready workforce, available to move quickly and work in multiple hours (if required) to provide the most efficient cleanup and restoration.
  • We offer air-moving, dehumidification, and scaling equipment. This allows us to supply equipment for large commercial restoration projects that span multiple properties.
  • Once the restoration has been completed, we will be able to provide a quote for your reconstruction. SERVPRO offers a highly skilled construction team that is backed by a guarantee of craftsmanship.

We are available 24/7 to assist you if needed. While we are always available to assist you before, during and after a storm strikes, we strongly recommend that you contact us BEFORE the storm hits so we can set up your emergency ready profile (Emergency Ready Profile). This will allow us to quickly and easily access any information we feel is relevant to your property during a storm.

SERVPRO is always ready to assist Brockton residents with flood damage and to recommend ways to minimize the harm beforehand

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees moving equipment from a van into a building. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Available When Storm Damage To Your Property Requires Immediate Attention. Call us 24/7

It might surprise you how your Brockton roof drainage system can affect the severity and potential for flood damage. It is important to remember that household configurations such as gutters and downspouts can be overlooked. Proper installation, maintenance, and repairs can all help prevent flood damage.

What are the purposes of downspouts and gutters?
You are likely to not think about why your roof edges let rain runoff into your gutters. However, this is a major reason for flood damage to your Brockton house. Rainwater that has accumulated over hundreds of feet of shingles would directly fall on the ground, causing it to flood your foundation. The gutters direct rainwater to the downspouts if it is in good condition and has the appropriate capacity. The downspouts should be able to meet the ground and extend so that the water reaches the soil 10 feet from the foundation. Also, it is important that the soil surrounding your home's footprint slopes down to prevent water from pooling or entering the space.

Flooding can occur despite the following preparation recommendations?
Even the best-laid plans can't prevent real disasters. SERVPRO is available to assist in the event of flooding . What should you expect from us when we arrive?

* A safety and damage assessment by an expert
* Boards and tarps are used to secure exteriors that have been damaged.
* After safety hazards have been controlled, emergency services are available
* Water not more than 2 inches deep should be pumped
* Truck-mounted extraction for the bulk of the remaining water
* Portable extraction units can be used in tight spaces
* Containment and lawful disposal of contaminated floodwater per local regulation
* Cleaning up and disinfection using EPA-registered Products
* Drying services provided by our Applied Structural Drying technicians (ASD).

SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton can help you recover from flood damages. Here are some tips to help you avoid it. To assess your current situation and discuss mitigation options, call us at 508 690 4690.

Floodwaters in your Stoughton/Brockton home can cause damage to structure and fixtures

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water on a living room floor. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Available When Storms and Bad Weather Damage Your Property, Call Us Today

Flooding your Camillus home can be a frightening experience. It can be distressing to see your belongings submerged in floodwaters. The cleanup process can be difficult. It is possible to avoid future problems by spending the right amount on restoration of a home after flooding.

A professional team is best able to help you decide on the right steps to take in order to restore your Camillus home after flooding. SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle emergencies such as yours. We can find water in crawl spaces and wall cavities and other structural elements. We can resolve issues quickly using the most up-to-date technology.

How do I get rid of water in my house?

It is different from cleaning up after a minor water leak. Floodwaters can carry bacteria into your home. SERVPRO's SERVPRO team focuses on cleaning up and disinfecting your home. Our team is equipped with EPA-approved cleaning products and other equipment to kill the bacteria that floodwaters have brought into our homes. After extracting water using one or more of the following-

Our team uses industry-grade technology for humidity verification and extraction adjustments. SERVPROof SW Onondaga County can be reached at (315) 4488-3900 to speak with experts. Trust our expertise and we will leave your home "Like nothing ever happened."

Winter Storms Will Be Here Soon, We Can Help

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repair Massachusetts SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is your #1 storm damage repair team, call us 24/7.

Hurricane season in New England is unpredictable and this year proved no different with two tropical systems impacting the region with heavy rains, winds and power outages. Now that hurricane season is coming to a close we find ourselves awaiting cold weather and snow storms.

Much of the region was recently impacted by a powerful nor'easter that left millions without power for several days. These types of storms can produce massive amounts of precipitation and pack powerful winds. In this most recent instance it was far too warm for the early season storm to produce snow, but major nor’easter storms from previous winter storms have seen areas like Stoughton and Brockton Massachusetts buried in snowfall for weeks at a time.

Damage from snow storms comes in several different forms... the weight of snow after a big storm can damage rooftops and cause water damage throughout a property, freezing weather that follows these storms can cause water pipes to burst, and snowmelt can impact a building in several different ways.

SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton can help you if your property suffers damage from a storm. Our team of Project Managers and technicians can quickly and accurately estimate project costs and determine the best course of action to efficiently protect your property and repair damage. Call us 24/7!

What Can I Do If My Basement Is Flooded?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

a caution road signage halfway consumed by storm flood Flooding at the lowest level of your home can cause serious damage.

SERVPRO® has many options to extract water from basements and get you started with drying.

Flooding at the lowest level of your home can cause serious damage. Our SERVPRO® team can assist you with everything from removing standing waters to drying concrete flooring or masonry units.

Water extraction is a key step in addressing flood damage to homes. Standing water can cause damage by increasing microbial growth, and deterioration to exposed materials. These situations should be dealt with by truck-mounted trash pumps or trash pumps.

What can you do to dry your basement after a flood?

The basement must be dried out after extraction. There are many options for drying concrete and blockwork water. These tools include:

  • Air Movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Floor mat drying systems
  • Positive pressure systems

Flooding basements can be a difficult situation, but SERVPRO® of Metro Brockton has the specialists to help. We offer a comprehensive service that includes both mitigation and reconstruction.

You may call us at (508) 690-4690 and our team will respond to your restoration concerns 24/7.

What To Do After A Storm Damage?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

a huge tree stumbled on a residential sidewalk Storm disasters could cause serious damage to your home and requires skilled restoration teams.

Multiple levels of flooding can cause severe damage. A basement that has suffered water damage can result in costly structural repairs.

Water damage to your property was caused by water entering through a seal on your back door. It then entered the kitchen. The water seeped through vinyl tile flooring to the floor joist where it collected on the slab substrate.

Water Extraction Needs

The basement did not have any sump pumps and the drain was slow to back up. SERVPRO technicians used both portable centrifugal pumps upstairs, and submersible units down in the basement. This wide range of equipment ensures there is never any delay in the cleanup no matter how deep it gets.

Disposal Lost Items

SERVPRO technicians need to get permission from homeowners or adjusters before they remove even the most severely damaged items. They also need to be sure that the restoration is within the insured scope. Delaminated tile, wet carpet and rusted sheetrock are all eliminated. The techs inspect the tile to determine its potential for reuse, depending on the material used in its construction.

Prepping and Drying

Techs can take steps to accelerate the drying of the property. The first is to extract as much moisture as possible. The techs should perform multiple "dry passes" in order to extract the maximum moisture from the floor. The equipment is set up with air movers, drying mats on flooring and subfloors, as well as dehumidifiers. The standard step of restoration is the use of air scrubbers. This unit captures and removes particulates from the air, improving air quality.

Final Steps

The techs clean the property and prepare it for any repairs or reconstruction that are necessary to restore the home to its pre-flood condition. SERVPRO technicians carefully clean the home with antimicrobials in order to stop mold growth.

SERVPRO is equipped with the skills and experience to tackle any size flood damage and make it look "Like it never even happened."

What Are Some Unexpected Tasks During Flood Damage Repair in Brockton Properties?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

a sign in front of a house that says storm damage Regardless of the room that’s flooded, team SERVPRO has the equipment and technicians to remove the excess water and mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO Helps Save or Protect Valuable Items While Performing Water Damage Restoration in Brockton

Storms present many challenges apart from filling up properties with filthy water. For instance, strong winds can tear off the roofing or shatter windows leaving debris and other materials in the affected sections of the house. The opening up of the structure can cause significant issues such as exposing priceless or sentimental items in your house to weather elements. 

Before SERVPRO embarks on storm damage repair in Brockton properties, our priority is to protect valuables. We take steps such as boarding up openings such as windows and doors or installing roof tarps to prevent weather elements from affecting the house's interior. 

Our SERVPRO technicians also take steps to protect any valuable or sentimental items that you own. For instance, wet paintings or limited book editions that you might otherwise throw away can be saved by taking unique steps. Our technicians freeze such items and store them in airtight containers to halt water damage before delivering them to specialist restorers for cleaning and drying. Various challenging issues can arise during:

  • Basement flooding
  • Flood restoration
  • Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton helps in many ways when performing storm damage repair in properties. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

What Does SERVPRO Use for Sanitizing After a Flood

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm damage is no DIY project. Call the pros at SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified techs get your home back to preloss condition.

Brockton residents can count on our proprietary cleaning agents to sanitize their home.

It has been a winter with a lot of storms and moisture. As all that snow starts to melt, it could lead to flood basements. Cleaning up floodwater on your own isn’t a wise idea as it can be highly contaminated. Letting SERVPRO handle the problem is the better choice.

Disinfecting & Sanitizing Your Home

SERVPRO provides flood removal, basement services in Brockton. One of the cleaning agents we use to sanitize your home is SERVPROXIDE. It is a proprietary disinfectant that is registered with the EPA. This hospital-grade product carries the EPA’s lowest rating for toxicity. It dissipates quickly and has a mild scent. We use SERVPROXIDE in many ways, including:

  • Eliminating odors by wiping down surfaces
  • Misting or spraying into HVAC systems
  • Electrostatic spraying for surfaces

SERVPROXIDE is just one of the many powerful cleaning agents we have in our flood damage arsenal. We make sure your home is rid of any microbes and bacteria from stormwater. If you need flood removal for your basement, give SERVPRO of Metro Brockton a call at (508) 690-4690.

Three Easy Ways to Prepare for Flood Damage in Brockton

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lighting in night sky Our area is prone to storm damage. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your home.

Slow Down Flood Damage With a Few Quick Tricks

Keeping your home in Brockton safe from flood damage can be challenging. However, you can take simple actions to reduce your losses in a future storm and make a restoration project go smooth and fast.

  • Store valuables upstairs-Storing valuable belongings in an upstairs room can protect them from most flood damages without too much effort. If your home lacks a second floor, you can use an attic or overhead cabinet space to store your most prized possessions. 
  • Keep the floors clean-Removing clutter from the ground can help save your belongings in the event of a flood. On top of looking neat and clean, these steps will protect your home from the majority of floods that SERVPRO technicians encounter, which rarely reach more than a few inches in depth. 
  • Place barriers below furniture legs-Placing a plastic lid or sheet beneath the legs of your furniture can help them dry out quicker after a flood. Ideally, you should also lift your furniture onto blocks after flood damage strikes, but any barrier can be helpful.

Call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for 24/7 flood damage help at (508) 690-4690.

Brockton’s 14th Annual Jingle Bell Run is Coming Soon!

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

2 Men running Join in on the Annual Jingle Bell Run in Brockton on December 8th.

Do Not Miss the Annual Jingle Bell Run in Brockton Taking Place This Year on December 8th

Brockton locals and visitors alike come together each year for the Annual Jingle Bell Run. This year is the 14th run taking place on December 8, 2020, and you do not want to miss out on the festivities. Whether you enjoy walking or running, there is an option at this event for either athletic level. This is a race open to both kids and adults - children running without an entry fee with a donation of non-perishable food items for the cause. All participants are encouraged to wear a holiday-themed costume or Santa hat to get into the spirit. The proceeds for this run help to benefit the Enterprise Helping Hands Fund. 

  • Date: Saturday, December 8, 2020
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Location: Massasoit Conference Center
  • Cost: $20 for adults, free for children with food donation

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton loves to encourage local activities such as these, especially when done for a great cause. Should you find that you have issues with high water levels after a recent storm, our skilled technicians are available to help with rapid groundwater removal and cleanup. You can reach our team 24 hours a day by calling (508) 690-4690, and we can send someone out to get started within hours.

Working Fast to Extract Floodwater from Your Brockton Property is Vital

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and table Facing flood damage? Contact our experienced team for water removal and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Response for Flood Extraction and Cleanup – Offering Brockton, MA Homeowners Peace of Mind

Situated in Southern, Massachusetts in Plymouth County, the city of Brockton is home to over 95,000 people. Just 25 miles to the south of Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, Brockton happens to be the seventh-largest city within the state. Due in part to the immense success of local high school sports programs and the native home to boxers Marvin Hagler and Rocky Marciano, Brocken is often called the “City of Champions.”

Brockton is a city steeped in rich history, including a few firsts in the nation as well as the world:

Back in 1883, Brockton was the first place in the world to take on a three-wire electrical system underground after Thomas Edison activated it by flipping the switch.
In December of 1884, Brockton was the first within the United States to have an electrically-operated fire station.
In the month of November of 2010 and 2011, Brocken set world records for having the most people congregating in one place while wearing Santa Hats at one time – the count being 872 people and 1792 people, respectively.

With an ever-growing economy and thriving businesses throughout the area, there is never a shortage of things to see and experience in the Brockton, MA, area. Just a few of the can’t-miss points of interest and historical places in the region include:

Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station – this is a historical power plant that opened up back in 1883.
Brockton Fire Museum – since 1992, this has been an institution geared toward the preservation of the history of Brockton-area firefighting.
Fuller Craft Museum – known for a broad assortment of artistic and cultural offerings, workshops, and special events.
Shoe Museum – dedicated back in 1981, this is the only authentic shoe museum located in the United States.
South Street Historic District – this is a beautiful area dotted with various residential architectural designs and buildings ranging from 1850 to 1915.

Sudden, Strong Storm Damage May Impact Brockton, MA Properties in a Variety of Ways

Due to the history of Brockton, MA, suffering from storm damage, and several flood-prone areas, the city had received a state grant back in 2019 to help address repetitive losses from floodwaters and storms. With storms happening on an annual or nearly-annual basis, it is critical for local residents and business owners to have the prompt flood extraction and restoration they need to bring their properties back to preloss condition.

March 2010 – A large portion of Brockton, MA, and surrounding towns got hit with flooding after storms rolled in, impacting Salisbury Brook and other locations.
May 2017 – Torrential rainfall brought by sudden storms created flash flooding, leaving many residents scrambling to begin cleanup to salvage their interiors.
April 2020 – A severe weather system including tornadoes with high winds and heavy rains came through and caused immense damage for local Brockton communities. Winds were clocked between 65 and 85 mph and led to roofing, gutter, and siding damage for many of the homes in the area, including downed trees, power lines, and flooding.

There has also been notable concern that rising sea levels on a global basis may pose a threat to Brockton and the surrounding Massachusetts town. With this being a high-risk area for storms, high winds, and flooding, it is imperative to have skilled restoration crews on-hand to deal with any of the fallout of such instances. This is why SERVPRO of Metro Brockton always works in conjunction with local first responders to ensure the safety and rapid rebuilding and restoration of homes and businesses in Brockton, MA, and the surrounding towns.

Skilled Floodwater Extraction, Debris Removal, and Controlled Demolition When Brockton Residents Need it Most

A flood or massive stormfront can come on at any minute, especially during times of the year when storms are more prevalent. SERVPRO of Metro Brockton features a restoration team that can handle whatever cleanup project your property calls for. Our technicians have all received training and certification via that Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to offer our customers 24/7 emergency support for fire, smoke, flooding, water, and mold damage.

When it comes to the destruction that water and flood damage bring to your home or commercial space, you need to know that you have water restoration technicians (WRT) on your side. With the help of proven techniques for applied structural drying (ASD) and handling foul smells with the expertise of our odor control technicians (OCT), we can restore your property to pre-flood conditions.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Flood Extraction When Called to Brockton Homes Hit by a Recent Storm?

Flooding poses a variety of issues that must get addressed carefully to ensure safety throughout the extraction process. SERVPRO carefully assesses your Brockton property to identify electrical shock or slip and fall hazards, animal infestations, debris in the water, contaminants, and more. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning that we arrive on-site and ready to work within hours.

Prompt flood extraction in Brockton helps protect your interior as well as the structure of your home. Due to the nature of floodwater, our crew must address category three or blackwater accordingly. The steps that we take in such flooding situations include:

Containment: This ensures we limit the amount of contamination tracked from the flood-zone into other unaffected areas of your home.
Controlled Demolition: These measures help remove all saturated and unsalvageable building materials to get replaced using brand-new materials.
Antibacterial Treatments: Our skilled IICRC-certified technicians have access to various EPA-registered antimicrobial agents to help manage potential contaminants throughout the loss zone.

Even clean-water flooding instances cause plenty of destruction, but adding storm flooding and unknown contaminants create a unique situation. SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is the team to call whenever you need a skilled response for flood extraction within your home. Call (508) 690-4690 to have our crew dispatched to your property whenever you require a 24/7 emergency response. Our main objective is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Are Some Permanent Changes I Should Put in Place to Better Weather Storm Damage in Brockton?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Laundry room Flooded Call us at (508) 690-4690 to assess a current crisis and discuss future mitigation strategies.

SERVPRO Is Always Prepared to Aid Brockton Residents with Flood Damage, and to Recommend Ways to Minimize the Harm Beforehand

You might be surprised how much your Brockton roof's drainage system affects the potential and severity of flood damage. Out of sight, household configurations like gutters and downspouts should not be out of mind for homeowners because appropriate installation and maintenance, plus repairs when needed, can help keep your home free from flood damage.

What Are the Purposes of Gutters and Downspouts?
Chances are good you rarely ponder why your roof edges distribute rain runoff into gutters, but a significant reason is to avoid flood damage for your Brockton home. As rain pounds over several hundred square feet of shingles, it would pour directly down to saturate the ground adjacent to your foundation without gutters and downspouts. If in good shape and appropriate capacity, the gutters direct the rain to drain through the downspouts. The downspouts should meet the ground into extensions that send the water to finally contact the soil at least 10 feet away from the foundation. It is also critical that the soil around the edge of your home's "footprint" slope down and away, preventing water from pooling and entering the space.

Can Flooding Occur Despite the Following Preparation Recommendations?
Of course, the best-laid plans cannot prevent a real catastrophe, so when overland flooding joins in when the skies open up, SERVPRO, fortunately, brings the interventions needed if flooding appears inevitable. What can you expect when we arrive?

    •    An expert safety and damage assessment
    •    Securing of damaged exteriors with boards and tarps
    •    Emergency services, once safety hazards are controlled --
    •    Pumping of water deeper than two inches
    •    Truck-mounted extraction of the bulk of the remaining water
    •    Use of portable extraction units for confined spaces
    •    Containment of the contaminated floodwater and lawful disposal per local regulation
    •    Cleanup and disinfection with EPA-registered products
    •    Drying services performed by our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians

The team from SERVPRO of Metro Brockton has the training and equipment to help you recover from flood damage -- and some tips to avoid the worst of it. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to assess a current crisis and discuss future mitigation strategies.

How Threatening is Groundwater Flooding in My Brockton Home?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

water coming from under a door in a building Flooding can damage your property and leave lingering effects if it is not taken care of correctly. Contact SERVPRO for professional mitigation option

Some flooding situations impact your lower levels like the basement when groundwater penetrates the structure.

Flood damage in your home does not have to occur after a severe weather system passes through the area or other structures throughout Brockton are also experiencing concerns. Groundwater can be a threatening presence surrounding your foundation, and due to hydrostatic pressure, it can find its way inside your home through weakened mortar joints or other penetration points. The presence of this groundwater in the lower levels of your home can be a threat to stored items and structural elements that become exposed to standing water.

One of the considerable challenges in groundwater removal for Brockton properties is how widespread this emergency can become once the water flow is unabated into your home. Extraction becomes a vital service that we provide, featuring many tools and devices in our recovery inventory. When our team first arrives at the flooded address, the initial actions can have a positive impact on the overall time that restoration takes and its ultimate costs. Some of these efforts include:

  • Extraction
  • Debris and Mud Removal
  • Thorough Inspection for Entry Points
  • Repairs

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs to Prevent Further Flooding?

With a full team of in-house residential contractors available to arrive alongside our emergency response team, we can provide temporary construction solutions, repairs, and full-scale build-backs whenever necessary. The presence of flooding, even when not considered contaminated, often has a disastrous effect on porous surfaces like drywall and other sensitive materials. These contractors can perform controlled demolition to remove overexposed elements like wall systems to reinstall these materials once penetration points have been sealed and framing repaired.

Groundwater might not be a threat to every house, but when hydrostatic pressure forces water into your lower levels, it is a situation you want to address quickly. Our SERVPRO of Metro Brockton team can help with the fast response and experienced technicians available 24/7 at (508) 690-4690.

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How Can I Restore My Home After A Flood?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood Zone" Flooding can quickly damage your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Bring in SERVPRO to Return your Home to a Clean, Safe Condition.

Any water spilled across your home can cause problems. Flood water is especially damaging since it contains a bit of everything it flowed over before entering your home. These contaminants increase the amount of damage, making quick removal far more critical. 

How fast can you start restoring my home?

After a thorough inspection of your home in Brockton, flood damage restoration begins immediately. We start with equipment that enables us to quickly remove standing water and detect where it is trapped in your home’s structure.

  • Submersible pumps that can operate continuously using one of our portable generators if your home’s electrical power is out or compromised by the flood.
  • Portable extraction devices that carefully draw water off your floors and out of the carpets without damaging them. 
  • Heat-sensitive digital cameras that detect water trapped behind ceilings, walls, and under flooring. 
  • Humidity and moisture detectors that determine if the water content in the air and surrounding items is too high for comfort and allows property like drywall to deteriorate or let mold to begin growing. 

Can you restore everything?

With outside flooding, the answer is no. Our teams cannot guarantee the safety of carpets, even after a thorough cleaning. The only safe method to support your home is for our technicians to remove the carpeting and carpet pads for immediate disposal. Fortunately, the anti-bacterial cleaners we use are very effective on any flooring underneath them. 

What if there is physical damage from the flood, like damaged walls and doors?

SERVPRO response teams also perform emergency tasks when needed. This includes boarding up doors and windows, packing out personal property, and sandbagging to protect damaged walls if there is a threat from more flooding or storms. 

For more information about what SERVPRO of Metro Brockton can do for your home, or to set up a service visit, call us today at (508) 690-4690. 

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Why Do Disaster Recovery Companies Use Demolition Techniques to Solve Brockton Flooding Issues?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Flood covered street and yards It's rain and storm season. Should floodwaters enter your home, call SERVPRO for complete restoration..

SERVPRO Keeps the Lines of Communication Open to Reassure Our Customers that Our Efforts Are Always in Line with Flood Restoration for Brockton Residents 

In the chaos after a severe storm that causes flooding, it can be disturbing to a homeowner when a restoration company suggests using partial or controlled demolition as a strategy. When you look around at the destruction, it is hard to accept that planning more disruption is a pathway to recovery. 

What Are Some of the Reasons We Recommend Demolition? 

Although every flood damage restoration project in Brockton is unique, there are three primary reasons why our team might pursue demolition as a mitigation or remediation tactic.  

  • Safety Hazard Control and Water Mitigation 

If we notice telltale signs like bowing and bulging of surfaces, peeling or blistering of paint, or significant staining, we consider the chance that a hidden cache of rainwater collected in building cavities. Roof leaks caused by high winds or airborne debris destroying shingles or loosening flashing allows water to flow and migrate to lower levels. Rather than wait for collapse, we punch weep holes or remove materials to allow water to release in a planned and monitored way. 

  • Disposal of Irreparably Damaged Building Materials 

We cannot restore crumbling drywall and buckled flooring. SERVPRO removes the damaged portions in anticipation of replacement with sound materials. 

  • Access to Wet Cavities to Improve Structural Drying Efficiency 

Flood cuts, where we saw drywall several inches above the water line, permit the release of water and provide the warm, moving air conveyed by our drying equipment to reach confined wet areas. We also cut smaller holes to drain water and allow systems like Injectidry to use positive or negative air pressure to remove moisture. 

Who is Responsible for the Repairs and Rebuilding? 

We feel particularly comfortable making the decisions to employ controlled demolition because of our robust build back team. In addition to supporting or performing the demolition, our construction crew is ready to repair holes and replace destroyed building materials. 

The wrap-around assessment to reconstruction services offered by SERVPRO of Metro Brockton makes your experience stress free. For a streamlined restoration after storm-related flood damage, call (508) 690-4690. 

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