Protecting Dobbs Ferry Homes from Flood Damage
SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians Are Available
Violent storms are usually noticed ahead of time. Weather warnings on local radio, television, and websites can help homeowners prepare for an incoming natural disaster and secure their safety. However, it is much harder to protect your home from potential flooding and wind damage which are common in adverse weather conditions.
One method of preparing for flood damage to your Dobbs Ferry home is to ensure that your insurance is up-to-date and covers natural disasters. Another is finding a reliable restoration service with experience in emergency mitigation and natural disasters. SERVPRO has extensive experience helping local homeowners recover from the damaging effects of storms on personal property. We operate twenty-four hours a day so that you can arrange an emergency callout. Our technicians are trained to identify potential losses from natural events and reduce them by performing countersteps and procedures. We can help with:
- Ceiling leaks from storms
- Flood damage
- Water Removal
High winds can damage roofing materials and open entranceways for rainwaters to enter the property. One emergency mitigation procedure we perform is covering these entranceways with thick tarpaulin sheeting. Using a staple gun, we can affix sheeting as a temporary barrier to reduce potential water issues. If windows or doors are damaged during a storm, our team can board up these areas using sturdy plywood boards drilled into place. Boarding the property like this can protect interior rooms from wind or rain. It can also deter unlawful entry into the property. Properties that become flooded often have mains power shut off to prevent electrical malfunctions. Our team can bring in portable generators for power and mobile lighting equipment to allow work to continue even when mains power is shut off.
- Wearing correct personal protective equipment (PPE) such as thick gloves, steel cap boots, face protection, and eyewear is essential in flooded properties.
- Water brought into the property from outdoors is frequently contaminated and should be avoided.
- Slip and trip hazards and faulty electrical equipment can threaten your safety in a flood situation.
Contact SERVPRO of Tarrytown / Elmsford for emergency assistance for flood damage at (914) 358-9000.