Confusion about Storm Water Damage from Hurricane Sandy


For the past several weeks, PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services crews have been helping homeowners and business owners across the region with clean up after storm water damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Already traumatized by the enormity of their losses, people who experienced damage from storm water are confused about the remediation process. For some who experienced flooding, their homes are now beginning to dry on their own . . . but only on the surface. This is confusing to those who don’t understand that what looks dry on the surface is only part of the problem. Behind the walls is another issue. As a result, some folks are refusing to do the demolition that needs to be done to save their homes from structural damage.

After Hurricane Sandy: damage from storm water
Damage from storm water – It’s the water you *can’t* see with the naked eye that can cause mold problems later on

As the picture taken with the infrared camera illustrates, homes and businesses that were flooded during Hurricane Sandy have damage from storm water to the interior of their homes – behind the walls – that if not remediated correctly by professional restorers can lead to mold problems later.

Over the ground flood water is classified as Category 3 water – the same as sewage – because it carries with it bacteria and fungi.

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moisture mapping finds water behind the walls
With meters to measure the moisture, our technicians are trained to find the damage from storm water hiding behind the walls

water damage remediation in Toms River, NJ
Removing wet drywall and insulation in Toms River NJ to avoid illness and injury from mold after damage from storm water

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Drywall and insulation soak up this water like a sponge and hold it because there’s no ventilation.
In the damp, dark, interior of the structure, fed by the paper in the drywall and insulation, bacteria and fungi love to grow.
In order to prevent health hazards, the drywall and the soaked insulation, along with carpet, carpet pad, and flooring MUST be removed – and sooner rather than later.
So if you, or someone you know needs help, call the restoration experts at PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services at 877-750-7876. We’ll get you clean and dry and on the road to recovery![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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  1. WaterJane

    Such a cool picture and well put together article.

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