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We Act Quickly To Limit More Mold and Storm Damage To Your Bronx Home

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

A stackable cam pro air mover sitting on the ground This Stackable Cam Pro Air Mover is used for maximizing the airflow in your drying chamber after storm damage has effected your home.

Short and Long-term Protection after Storm and Mold Damage in your Bronx Property

Storm and Mold Damage Bronx
The structural contents of your property are not built to withstand violent weather events. The sheer force of rushing floodwater, high winds and flying debris can uproot trees, flip vehicles, as well as blowing out doors and windows. Once gaps in your property appear, rain water can get in causing waterlogging as well as water-related damages. Chief among these is mold growth which can quickly infest wet, porous materials in your home. Using professional restorers after storm events can help to secure your property against both immediate and future harm.

Mitigation is crucial for homeowners with mold and storm damage in the Bronx. SERVPRO can mitigate the immediate losses by performing emergency board-ups and strapping tarps over cavities to prevent rainwater from entering. In the case of flash flooding, we can act quickly to reduce standing water levels- which can put significant pressure on walls and flooring- before then using water extractors to prevent waterlogging and prolonged exposure to moisture. In the immediate aftermath of a flood, these tasks can help to keep your claims expenses low and temporarily protect your home against further damages.

Microbial growth issues are generally considered secondary damages because they can crop up during or after the event. In as little as 72 hours after introducing water, mold spores can form fully-fledged colonies. SERVPRO can provide anti-microbial treatments as well as biocides to control this, but the single most effective way of preventing molds is by removing moisture from home using proper drying techniques. Without water, microbial fungi cannot reproduce or become an issue to the property owner.

Drying procedure carried out by SERVPRO involves bringing in dehumidifiers, centrifugal box fans as well as rapid air movers and filtration devices. By maintaining a balance of humidity, temperature, and air movement, we can encourage the evaporation process while ensuring that humidity levels do not create the conditions needed for uncontrolled microbial growth. In situations where water has migrated, we can bring in applied structural drying (ASD) technicians to dry those cavities and limit the likelihood of a mold issue after storm damages.

Protecting your home in the short and long term is essential to overcoming storm-related incidents. Contact SERVPRO of South Bronx at (347) 590-9902 today.

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