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Storm Damage Cleanup In Simsbury

Storm Damage Cleanup In Simsbury

After a storm hits your Simsbury home, you need to call the professionals at SERVPRO. We have training in water damage restoration, upholstery & fabric cleaning, applied structural drying, and odor control. We have the equipment and advanced cleaning techniques to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley will restore your home to pre-damage condition.

Storm Damage – Farmington

Storm Damage – Farmington

Storm damage in Farmington can sometimes reach epic proportions. When storm damage is exceptionally severe, SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley can call on The Disaster Recovery Team inventory for generators, desiccant dehumidifiers, and various pumping and drying devices designed specifically for large loss situations.

Sewer Backup in Meriden

Sewer Backup in Meriden

In this photo the homeowner suffered a backup to their sewer system from a heavy rain storm to the mainline of the property in Meriden.  This occurs when a public or town public works line gets inundated or clogged with materials.  You can see this when a storm grate or drain is actively overflowing.  The overflow indicates a back up that needs to be addressed, but often overflows back into property owners nearby.  This can be avoided with a plumber installing a backflow preventer to the main line, however often times effort to prevent or fix the issue comes too late. The issue will continue to worsen with heavy usage of wipes entering our sewer systems as they should not be flushed – and cause millions of dollars of damage.

Terryville Basement Seepage

Terryville Basement Seepage

In this photo from Terryville, the water seeped in through the basement access.  The water seeped in from the ground or surface outside.  This is more common with properties or homes with a high-water table or close to body of water.  If the water table is forced beyond it’s means, the table overflows, and goes the lowest point.  Hence why the water exposure progressed into the basement from the outside.  If there are access points, like a bulkhead or casement window that Is not continually maintained, you will see this happen more and more – however if there is areawide flooding this is temporary and cannot be avoided.

Sump Pump Backup

Sump Pump Backup

This photo depicts water backing up (from a sump pump) – in West Simsbury.  This occurred on the property due to a power failure, which consequently resulted into water dispersing throughout the basement.  As the source is resulting from a lack of power, the sump pump is unable to properly remove water at the time the loss is occurring.  The sump pit collects the water, then a lever activates and pushes waste through a clearance line.  Depending on how long the sump pump can’t actually pump out water, is indicative of how much potential damage can occur.  The sump is vital to help move or displace water; but without power or proper maintenance a back up can occur.  This also can occur when the sump pit is undated with water, but so is the clearance line to get rid of the water – thus the water has nowhere to go. 

Ground Water Intrusion in Torrington

Ground Water Intrusion in Torrington

This photo shows the damages after a ground water intrusion in Torrington.  The water seeped through the property and into a basement or storage area, the result shows the substantial standing water impact to the unfinished basement. The damages can be mitigated fairly easy to an unfinished space, but a lot of times there is a larger issue at hand, which causes the formal back up all together.