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Call Our Experts In Fort Lee After A Flood

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

A basement with card board boxes and flood damage Notice how much the water climbed up the cardboard boxes in this basement after a flood; we were able to begin restoration right away.

Catch Basin Blockages Can Flood Your Fort Lee Split-Level Home

Catch basins and culvert systems are one of the most elaborate underground networks for redirecting water in Fort Lee to places where it does not damage homes or businesses. The reliability of this network hinges on the intake points, the catch basins, remaining clear of debris and blockages. Gratings can get covered over or plugged, which can prevent water from getting into culverts and diverted away. 

Especially in the fall months where leaves can fall from trees for weeks and weeks on end, these leaves can block off catch basins and cause flood damage for Fort Lee homes. With many residences in the area being split-level homes, overflowing runoff water from the roadways can find a way into the partial subterranean level of your home. Standing water in this living space can lead to structural deterioration, build back, decontamination, and more. 

Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, our SERVPRO team can mobilize quickly amid an emergency like this to reach your home within hours of your first notice of loss. While we prioritize extraction first to remove standing water, we must remain mindful of affected contents and the potential for contamination, as invading water can get exposed to oils, bacteria, dirt, and other threats before entering the property.

Often the initial levels of intruding water in your home do not warrant the use of submersible pumps but rather a combination of attachments like carpet and squeegee wands on wet vacuums. These portable extraction devices allow our technicians to move from one affected room to another quickly. Because of the threat of contamination, many of the exposed surfaces require controlled demolition and replacement, which can also help to streamline moisture removal when saturated materials get discarded.

Overflowing catch basins can cause problems for your home if you are not aware of the situation. If you are battling flood damage losses in your home, our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team can help with a fast and reliable response amid the disaster. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (201) 496-6024.

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