Hurricane Sandy; Our Road Trip to New Jersey
Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage to homes. SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth was part of a large Storm Team that traveled to New Jersey to help. This home was completely gutted and then dried in just a few days.
In the "before" photo you'll notice the heater in the center of the room. This is one of the many components we can bring into a drying situation. Once you've vacuumed up the standing water, there's no other magic to removing moisture than using heat and moving air. The difference with SERVPRO is that we have industrial strength solutions that we can bring to bear and dry an area faster and more thoroughly.
In this example, you'll notice that we did have to remove a substantial amount of drywall and flooring because it was too saturated with water for too long to be saved. In the end, the main superstructure of the house was saved, and you'll see in the "after" picture that the home remained standing and was able to be repaired to the condition it was in prior to the Hurricane landing.