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Preventing Water Damage in New York Homes

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Preventing Water Damage in New York Homes

New York experiences frequent flooding, especially in areas like NYC and Manhattan. This can put properties at risk and give homeowners grief. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to preserve your home and prevent water damage. 

Initially, you want to make sure your running water is safe for drinking and cleaning, flush your toilet to check for mud and debris clogs, and check for items that may fall over. Next, patch holes in the walls and roof using plastic wrap. Use 4x4s to repair floors and roof sections. Only attempt patching holes if you are safely able to do so. Finally, remove debris and water trapped in walls, open doors and windows to ventilate, and use a wet vac or other machine to absorb moisture to dry out your home. 

Although you could attempt to remove the water and keep your property clean, you may want to contact a restoration service. This could be because you may be unable to safely take necessary steps by yourself. You may also want the peace of mind that comes with professionals preserving your property. For communities near NYC, SERVPRO is prepared for your water emergency needs. The company has over 1,700 franchises established in the U.S. and Canada, including the state of New York. If you live in Manhattan, Flat Iron, Gramercy, Chelsea, Midtown, Clinton, or Murray Hill, they have you covered. They are available 24/7 to provide immediate and efficient service. Their specialists are highly trained and use equipment and products that ensure the quick removal of water and moisture, drying and cleaning included. In addition to their excellent service, SERVPRO will work with your insurance. Contact your local SERVPRO for more details.

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