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Flood and Water Removal from Storm-Damaged Dunkirk Homes

4/10/2023 (Permalink)

flood on floor in house The floodwater is soon extracted by SERVPRO in this Dunkirk home. We promise!

Water Removal Steps After Flooding

Water can be one of the most threatening concerns in the house after flooding. This rush of water and debris can coat several areas of the property, requiring direct and focused efforts to extract and dry. Removing this water requires several tools from our inventory capable of managing high volumes of liquid over a short period.

Effective water removal for Dunkirk homes after flooding relies most directly on the fast response of our SERVPRO team. With the 24/7 availability of our experienced and certified professionals, we can arrive fast to help with the mitigation and emergency services necessary to protect your property. These efforts might include:

  • Extraction
  • Drying
  • Decontamination
  • Content Cleaning

Removing the Present Floodwater

Floodwater is often most threatening to your home when it is pooling in certain rooms of the house. Several inches or feet of standing water can destroy exposed materials and contents, making extraction one of the keys to effective mitigation. Thorough cleaning is only possible by eliminating surface water concerns with debris-capable pumps and vacuums.

We will also need to remove most of the water from installations like carpet and padding, even if these materials are getting removed. With the threat of contamination, we must remove many flooring materials. Removing water ensures this process is faster and less laborious.

Effective Drying Solutions

Water removal also refers to any of our SERVPRO team's actions to eliminate moisture trapped in wet materials. While some porous elements must be cut out and removed from the structure, adjacent rooms might be contending with excessive moisture that impacts materials indirectly. Air movers and dehumidifiers work together to complete needed water removal in damp rooms in the house.

Storms can devastate Dunkirk area homes, introducing devastating floodwater and contaminants to your property. As leading restoration professionals, we have effective water removal and cleanup strategies to get life back to normal. Call SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia for help at (716) 952-6401.

Flood Damage Restoration for Your Dunkirk Home

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Count on SERVPRO to Restore Your Flood Damaged Property in Dunkirk

The aftermath of a heavy storm and flooding can be overwhelming, significantly if it has affected your home. At SERVPRO, we understand that this time is stressful. This is why we strive to help you restore your property while going over everything so you can feel more assured.

In areas of heavy rainfall, rainwater often contributes to flooding damage in your Dunkirk home. Heavy downpours can cause water to seep into foundations and walls, causing various issues like decay and structural problems. We must move quickly to mitigate the damage, which is why at SERVPRO, our trained technicians waste no time arriving at your home. 

Our Process for Taking Care of Flood Damage

  • Inspection – We need to evaluate the damage. SERVPRO professionals then determine if there are any safety risks before we remove any salvageable possessions and furniture and separate ones that are beyond repair.
  • Water Extraction – Next, work to mitigate the damage by quickly removing any standing water. After the water is removed, we check for wet spots on floors, walls, and ceilings.
  • Control of Damage and Drying – Air movers, dehumidifiers, heaters, and wood floor drying equipment are used to dry your property. We monitor the area until all moisture is eliminated.
  • Reassessment – Once your property is dry, our technicians inspect your home again to ensure no hidden moisture.
  • Reconstruction – A reconstruction crew will be called to repair any structural damage.

When severe storms intrude on your home, they can create a lot of damage, but we work quickly to restore your home and its contents so that no additional damage is done. Reach out to SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, anytime at (716) 952-6401, so we can return your home to its usual condition “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Flood Damage in Fredonia Homes Requires SERVPRO’s Expertise

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storm and flood damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

How to Properly Address Storm Flood Damage in Fredonia

Storms pose a danger and can leave behind severe damage. For instance, floodwater can render valuables and items such as carpets, furniture, and appliances useless, with the damage worsening the longer the water remains in the home. Addressing the disaster as soon as you can helps prevent greater damage like mold growth and structural water damage.

SERVPRO can properly handle the storm flood damage in your Fredonia home. Our team can meet you on-site and inspect your property to identify safety risks, assess the destruction, and provide an estimate. To restore a residential property to its preloss state, we offer the following services:

  • Emergency services
  • Water cleanup
  • Drying 
  • Reconstruction

Emergency services

Our SERVPRO technicians can take steps to minimize further exposure to danger. We can reinforce the doors and windows or tarp the roof. If broken tree branches, fallen trees, or other debris are present, we can clear them up. Your home might also have stored chemicals that can pose risks. We have the training, skills, and equipment to provide safe, fast, and complete cleanup of any hazardous substance.

Water cleanup

We can use advanced extraction equipment like submersible pumps to remove the floodwater from your residence. The water removal process can take several phases. The better we extract the water, the quicker homes dry.


Our SERVPRO team can use industry-standard air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry all affected items and ensure your home does not retain any moisture, which can trigger a mold infestation. Dehumidifiers remove water vapor from the air and reduce relative humidity. We often use refrigerant dehumidifiers, which are effective enough to lower the relative humidity in a property to about 40 grains per pound of dry air (GPP).


SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle all the repairs your home needs, meaning you do not need to hire another firm to perform the reconstruction. We can fix the ceiling, windows, and other structures that the storm destroyed to ensure your home returns to its normal, habitable condition.

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia is a trusted restoration firm with the capabilities and resources to respond after storm flood damage of any magnitude. Contact us at (716) 952-6401 for effective repairs.

Ways That Help Minimize Flood Damage to Your Dunkirk Home

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded bathroom with furniture floating everywhere Dealing with flood damage in your home is a job best left for the professionals. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians to help in your home.

Thorough Flood Cleanup in Dunkirk with SERVPRO

Floods can strike in many ways, including hurricane storm surges. Although you might think of flooding from river overflow, surface water from a heavy thunderstorm and clogged storm drains are also considered a flood. As a homeowner, the costs of cleaning up after a flood can be colossal, especially if you do not have flood insurance. Depending on the severity of a flood on your Dunkirk property, it may require expensive repairs. Professionals can help minimize the risk of flood damage if you act early enough.

Commencing flood damage restoration for Dunkirk properties as soon as possible increases the likelihood of successful structural drying efforts, eliminating the necessity for large-scale demolition and reconstruction. When it comes to flood damage restoration, SERVPRO quickly and efficiently dries flooded and water-damaged structures and contents.

Some ways floodwater can damage your home

  • Compromise your foundation
  • Floor, walls, and ceilings can be impacted
  • Damage to your personal belongings
  • Electrical systems may be impaired

Flooding from a storm causes both exterior and interior damage to your property. You may experience loose or buckling floors and roof or foundation cracks. Also, you may notice broken or frayed electrical wires in your home, not forgetting your septic tank filters which can become clogged with debris affecting their ability to soak in water.

Quick flood damage restoration

SERVPRO professionals begin the water removal process using a wet/dry vacuum. Our crews go through the damage, viewing your home's contents and determining what can be saved and what cannot be salvaged, like carpets and carpet pads. We also check the humidity levels by utilizing tools such as moisture meters to see if there is hidden moisture in areas where water can cause major damage. Then we bring in high-powered dehumidifiers, commercial-grade air movers, and fans to start the drying process.

Other areas that require drying

  • Wall cavities
  • Ceilings
  • Behind cabinets

SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, has the experience and equipment to get your home back to its preloss condition after severe flood damage. Call us at (716) 952-6401. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Effective, Safe Flood Damage Cleanup in Fredonia

5/22/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damaged home When severe storms cause damage to your home. SERVPRO should be the first call. We are ready at a moment's notice.

Fredonia Storm Flooding and Damage Assistance with SERVPRO

Once the shock wears off that you have experience flooding after a storm, you need to get the water cleaned up and your Fredonia home back in order. It is natural to think about setting up fans and breaking out the wet vac to try to pull up water, but you risk not knowing where moisture is lurking. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians trained to handle contaminated floodwater while ensuring no lingering moisture is left to cause costly secondary damage. We always make your home “Like it never even happened.”

Whenever you have flood damage after Fredonia storms, you need to think about important decisions regarding repair and drying. The longer you wait, the more damage adds up, and the potential for mold growth multiples. With a single phone call to the SERVPRO customer care team, you can have a crew at your door and ready to start the storm flood assessment within hours.

SERVPRO Follows Proven Protocols for Flood Cleanup Efficiency and Safety

  • PPE – All of our crew wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when entering your home to perform water removal services and restoration.
  • Standing Water – We have powerful extraction tools, pumps, and everything necessary to pull up standing water quickly to help lessen the damage.
  • Moisture – Our trained crew knows how to follow the path of water migration, which allows us to locate every area where moisture might be hiding. 
  • Drying – We ensure your interior gets thoroughly dried with industrial-grade fans, dehumidifiers, and specialized tools like drying mats.
  • Cleaning – All surfaces get the complete treatment, including cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing so that all bacteria get removed and there are no musty odors left behind.

Whenever you have flood damage and require help from trained professionals, you can trust our crew at SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia. Give us a call for 24-hour emergency response at (716) 952-6401.

Homes in Dunkirk Can Recover from Flood Damage with Professional Assistance

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Assists with Comprehensive Flood Damage Restoration in Dunkirk Homes

Snow and rain can become your biggest nightmare if your home suddenly falls victim to them. A seemingly minor roof or window leak can become a huge issue in the cold winter months, or a big enough storm can let itself into your home through a basement window. Regardless of the circumstances, the result is a home suffering from storm damage and needing repairs. Knowing who to call in this type of emergency is crucial.

In Dunkirk, flood damage restoration services are available by calling SERVPRO. Your situation may change rapidly, and damage may worsen by the minute, so acting quickly is essential. Our fleet of experts operates around the clock to provide emergency services to our clients and jump-start the restoration process safely and effectively.

Understanding how widespread the damage is within your property guides our certified team and our action plan. We can perform some repairs to identify vulnerabilities, which helps the environment remain safe while we work on your home. To avoid hazards and to mitigate your loss, we focus on the following-

  • Controlled demolition, through which we view your home from a structural perspective and eliminate safety concerns
  • Move-out services to clear the way for equipment and personnel necessary to perform the water cleanup job. They also help us safeguard undamaged items while restoring the house.
  • Water extraction using state-of-the-art pumps and equipment designed to restore normal humidity levels.

Storms can cause significant damage to homes in our area, and the quicker you act, the better it is. However, making a timely decision is as important as calling the right team. SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia, is the best choice for storm damage restoration, and you can reach us by calling (716) 952-6401 when an emergency happens. Like you, we want to leave the damage behind and leave your home “Like it never even happened.”