Debris Removal >> Flood Damage

There is no part of the country that has never been affected by flood and every year there has been a flood caused by some natural disaster like a tornado, hurricane, or a heavy thunderstorm. The amount of damage caused by a flood can be enormous, because a flood could cover such a large area. When there is so much water that it begins to make the rivers swell to the point of a flood that when the levee breaks it will cause Flood Damage.

  1. As the floodwaters rip through an area that is populated, the houses can be knocked off their foundation and can be easily destroyed. With the destruction of these houses it causes extensive Flood Damage that once the floodwaters recede crews of workers will have to come in and restore the area. The restoration will begin with the cleanup and this cleanup will require huge amounts of equipment like bulldozers and other debris moving machines such as front end loaders and dump trucks. Typically the bulldozers will push all the debris into a pile and the front end loaders will scoop up the debris and load it into the back of the dump trucks.
  2. The dump trucks will Flood Damage to the local landfill unless there is some other designated area that the debris is to be taken to. When an area is flooded the soil become so saturated that the trees will begin to topple because the roots will not be in firm ground and the force of the water could knock over a tree. This will cause such a demand for Flood Damage that there may be an area that trees will be taken to be cut down to size so they can be more manageable. This wood might be reused in the form of firewood, so your community may have a place they could be set aside for the wood to be dried out.
  3. If the flood is a result of heavy rains there have been many cases that the roofs will collapse from the weight of the rain, usually this happens on bigger buildings like retail stores and distribution centers. But when this does occur it results in a considerable amount of Flood Damage that must be dealt with. And there have been many cases when an area has been flooded, that the buildings that are caught up in the flood, the foundations have been damaged to the point where the building must come down.
  4. There are many problems associated with Flood Damage, many times the electric power poles will be knocked down causing a power outage in an entire area. In most cases the power company will not have the ability to react and have the power restored before a person's food will begin to spoil. Sometimes an area is flooded, the water might fill up a person's basement or even their house. After the floodwaters recede, the home will still need to be restored, there will be extensive drywall damage and sometimes all of the persons possessions will be destroyed.

Basement Water Proofing

BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING, MAKE SURE IT IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND AND SAFE TO ENTER. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, ASK LOCAL OFFICIALS FOR ADVICE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Drying Out the House First: Remove as much water as possible, using pumps, wet-dry vacuums,squeegees, etc. (A basement filled with water sh  read more..

Natural Repellents

Some people like to spend a lot of time and maybe a lot of money on their garden. But it can be frustrating when raccoons, rabbits, deer and other animal damage is destroying your garden. Animal control repellents might work, but they also might damage your plants. There are a number of natur  read more..

Lead Paint Testing

Lead is a naturally appearing element that’s found in small quantities in the earth’s crust. While Lead Paint Removal Lead Paint Testing does have some beneficial purposes, it could be poisonous to humans and animals causing serious health problems. Lead could be found in all parts of our surroundings.   read more..

Abatement Asbestos

The following asbestos control program rules, shall apply to all asbestos abatement activities occurring within the City of New York. (b) Every owner of a building where asbestos abatement activity occurs shall be responsible for the performance of the asbestos abatement activities by his/her agent,  read more..

Painters Exposure To Lead Paint

The California Painters Project was a 2-year intervention research project aimed at preventing lead poisoning among a group of residential and commercial painters in San Francisco, Calif. As part of this project 12 contractors invited project staff to conduct employee Lead Paint Removal Painters Exposure To Lead Paint exposure monitor  read more..

Dehumidification

Cracks from flood damage that cause foundation erosion, however, this can be expected to worsen over time as your building settles slowly to its new soil support point. The best Flood Damage Dehumidification indicator of this type of structural problem is foundation cracks that move. Movement, particularly the wideni  read more..

Structural Drying Log

If an intrusive/penetrating moisture meter is not available, a non-intrusive, penetrating moisture meter (Figure 3b) may be used; however, keep in mind that the material moisture results measured from non-intrusive meters may be less accurate than intrusive meters. Kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanitie  read more..

How To Clean Out A Trashed Rental House

Renting, Security Deposits, and Evictions Leases are important legal documents governing the rights and duties of renters of any type of housing. Leases are usually prepared by landlords. The terms of the lease, therefore, are often written in the landlord's favor. A prospective tenant Tenant Move Out Cleanup How To Clean Out A Trashed Rental House&nbs  read more..

Remove Lead Based Paint From Wood Furniture

To avoid ingesting lead, workers should not eat,drink or smoke on the job. Workers need to clean up carefully. Before leaving the work area, they should dispose of their coveralls, and remove the dust from their clothes with a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner. And workers should shower as soon as they c  read more..

Flood Zone Maps

Are costs of preventive measures covered under the SFIP? Some are. When an insured building is in imminent danger of being Flood Damage Flood Zone Maps, the reasonable expenses incurred by the insured for the removal of insured property to a safe location and return will be reimbursed up to $1,000, and the purchase of sand  read more..