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What Items Can Be Saved After Your Home Floods?

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Experiencing a flood can be a traumatic experience for any homeowner. Watching your home, furniture, prized possessions, and family heirlooms washed away and damaged. Questions of what to do, who to call, and how do I file a claim with my home insurance company are a few of the many thoughts that are on a person’s mind. 

SERVPRO of Burlington is your go-to provider for storm cleanup and disaster recovery. Presently IICRC Certified our crew is equipped to mitigate, remediate, and reconstruct your water damage. The basement or first floor is most likely to encounter damage if flooding occurs in your area. In these areas of your house, there may be stored away items, couches, sofas, coffee tables, laundry rooms, and kitchen appliances. 

Content cleaning is one of SERVPRO of Burlington’s services where our team professionally cleans recovered items that are salvageable. It’s also important to note that flood damage from a storm may bring in outside contaminants that may become a hazard. Depending on the extent of the damaged items our expert team will review and after recommendations to the homeowner. 


Water damage can have a significant negative effect on your carpeting. Several inches of water on your carpeting may require it to be completely taken up. Water stains on your carpet, however, can be dried utilizing our drying equipment readily available in our warehouse. 

Hardwood flooring is another matter as floodwaters getting underneath may cause warping which may require the entire section to be taken up and replaced. 


Again, the extent of the damage is key as our drying equipment can begin the process of salvaging the furniture pieces. Depending on your level of commitment and investment in the furniture pieces our team may be able to work with you on cleaning, restoring, and refinishing the items with trusted partners in the community. 

Appliances & Electronics 

Electricity and water do not mix. In some cases, if the water damage was minimal your washer, dryer, stove, other appliances, and electrical equipment may be salvageable. However, it may be recommended to purchase all new equipment. 

Books & Important Documents 

Items such as these are recoverable if great care is taken. Particulars such as these may be Marriage certificates or professional contracts you’ll want to be salvaged. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, flood, mold, or storm damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Burlington, (336) 229-1156.  



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