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What a Water Cleanup Task in Randolph after a Storm Entails

12/19/2022 (Permalink)

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When a storm hits, rainwater can seep into your home from landscaping sloping towards the house, damaged roof, clogged gutters, or improperly sealed windows. You should always check to ensure that rain gutters are clean and that downspouts drain a few feet away from your home’s foundation. Keeping an eye on your Randolph home helps you notice potential problems that could lead to moisture damage during bad weather.

While the above steps may help minimize the risk of a flood, if it happens, rapid water clean up in your Randolph home reduces the amount of damage and makes repair easier. Safety is also important during such incidents. Therefore, when you notice water accumulating in your home, turn off the power and unplug all equipment and machines. If water comes in fast or while you are away, you should have qualified personnel assess the situation before entering the house to avoid electrocution. SERVPRO is available 24/7 and responds rapidly to extract moisture, thus minimizing further damage.

Some activities during the water cleanup process:

  • Removing all soaked and contaminated materials
  • Shoveling out silt and mud before it dries
  • Deodorization
  • Drying surfaces

In flood water you may not always be able to see these hazards or contaminants. The water could be polluted with chemical substances, mold, or bacteria; thus, it is important to wear protective gear.

Cleaning Up

Stopping further intrusion into a home is crucial. Homeowners can mitigate flooding due to a storm by ensuring the storm drains are properly working and blocking any entry points to stop water from intruding further. SERVPRO crews install tarps, board up any openings to prevent further intrusion, and quickly clean up soiled areas.

Cleaning should target areas such as:

  • Hard surfaces like floors, walls, tiles, and linoleum floors
  • Carpets and furniture
  • Textiles and clothes

Depending on the amount of water, our SERVPRO crews use different units to remove moisture from homes, including light wands for your carpet and deep extraction tools, which can be attached to an extractor. Shovels and rakes help remove silt and mud.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County offers good water cleanup. Call us at (973) 895-5000. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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