When you’re a property owner, projects and remodeling tasks may seem inevitable. Kitchen tile in your home may become outdated, appliances might need to be upgraded to keep up with every day needs or perhaps the landscaping at your business has fallen flat and needs to be spruced up a bit. While projects and remodeling tasks may seem like an endless list of “to-do” items for your New Hampshire (NH) home or business, one project that may not have made the list is flood damage cleanup. The need for flooded house cleanup services can occur at any time, for a multitude of reasons, and can result in costly damages and repairs. Is your home or business ready in the event of an unexpected flood? For one NH resident, a flooded garage was not on his home’s “to-do” list.
The Merrimack resident was enjoying a football game on television with his friends during a recent rainstorm. High winds and inches of rain poured down on the Granite State, while the power flickered on and off. Needing to retrieve an item from the garage, the Merrimack resident was greeted with more than just the item he was looking for. Shocked by the inches of water that now occupied the garage floor, the resident quickly asked his friends what he should do. His friends recommended he contact his insurance company to start a claim for the water damage, and to contact the 24/7 flood emergency professionals at Soil-Away to learn if crew members could come out to assess the damage.
Due to water buildup around the dirt perimeter of the garage, the water from the rainstorm did not have a proper exit location or absorption method; therefore, the water flowed into the path of least resistance – the garage. Similar to garages, basements and other low-lying areas can become a target for rain and debris accumulation, as an overabundance of ground water forms around the structure. When there is extensive precipitation, the moisture builds-up around and underneath the structure, resulting in an increase of pressure against the foundation. As an outcome, water seeps into the structure through holes and cracks in the foundation. It is essential for home and business owners to monitor low-lying locations during rainstorms, to ensure the structure does not succumb to flooding.
Soil-Away water damage restoration experts arrived at the house in Merrimack the next morning, once the rain storm ended and crews were able to accurately assess the water damage. The Merrimack resident had no idea the garage was so prone to flooding, and learned that proper weather-stripping, drainage methods around the foundation and flood vents can assist in the prevention of an unexpected flood. Soil-Away’s remediation experts quickly extracted all the water from the garage floor by using truck-mounted extraction units, and ensuring any items that were damaged by water was removed and treated. Once all the water and damaged items were removed, the crew used commercial drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and fans, to dry-out the area and reduce moisture. The flooded house cleanup effort was executed seamlessly. The Merrimack resident was very pleased with how prompt and professional the Soil-Away flood remediation experts were.
Discovering a water disaster at your property can happen at any time for NH home and business owners. While we understand that no one ever wants to experience this frustrating situation, we want you to know that the experts at Soil-Away are here to make things less stressful. Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that is IICRC master-certified and has over 25 years of experience. We work closely with insurance companies during the remediation process to ensure a smooth, less-stressful process, so you can get back to the things that matter most. Contact the flooded house cleanup experts today at 603-641-6555.
Written by: K. Gnatowski