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Flood Damage In Oakland

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

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Restoring Flood Damaged Homes In Oakland

It takes only an inch, or even less, of water to cause extensive flood damage in Oakland homes. When left unprotected and untreated, items such as floorboards and most furniture quickly become damaged, often to the point where replacement soon becomes a cheaper option than restoration.

When searching for a flood damage solution in Oakland, homeowners turn to SERVPRO. Our response teams move quickly into every home, duplex, and condo to remove standing water and draw out any other moisture that puts property and the structure at risk. Each member is trained on the latest restoration devices, such as water pumps, extractors, and dehumidifiers.

Each task starts with water removal. In most cases, there is standing water, which may look like a small amount but spread out over a two-bedroom home, can mean hundreds of gallons soaking into everything it touches. For smaller rooms, our technicians use small pumps similar to a water-vac, but far more powerful and adjustable to avoid damaging floors and furniture. For rooms with more square footage, they have the option of using larger pumps to include truck-mounted devices that can run off their own generator to quickly clear even mini-mansions.

After removing all visible sources of flooding, SERVPRO team members move on to items that already absorbed water or have water underneath them. For wood floors, that means using a water extractor to draw water from between floorboards and then from out of the sub-floor using a hose after carefully removing a floorboard that is normally under a sofa or bookcase.

To draw out water from furniture, technicians place items on pallets or blocks to increase airflow and position a commercial-grade dehumidifier nearby to carefully extract the excess moisture without damaging the surface. Our devices work far more efficiently than what a homeowner can buy in a big-box store, removing over 20 gallons from nearby furniture. Each one also draws water from floorboards without warping or splintering them.

At SERVPRO of San Leandro, we also proudly serve the residents of Mulford Gardens and many other surrounding areas. For more details on what our team of restoration experts can do for your home, call us today at (510) 352-2480. We are here for you.

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