Water Damage Repair and Restoration

Flooding in Monroe County has been a recurring problem. Thankfully the flooding is usually nothing more than a few inches of water in the basement in comparison to floods that carry away acres of land and hundreds of homes in other places around the country. However, in recent years the International Joint Commission has decided to adjust the regulation of water flow, leading to different flood patterns and water levels along the lakefront.

In 2017, the entire lake water level was roughly 2 inches higher. This may not seem like a lot of water, but this 2 inches is the culmination of 7,320 square miles, and when the wind blows south in the Winter and Spring, the water can end up flooding the natural watershed around the lake, which stretches up to 24,720 square miles. That's not an easy area to avoid. As the International Joint Commission continues their plans for controlled water damage Monroe County and other lakefront inhabitants can expect increased flooding for the next few years to come.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is anticipating increases in unfortunate flooding, and likely an increase in the rate of occurrences, but we'll be ready!

Sources: 

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2019/02/ijc-doing-all-it-can-to-lower-lake-ontarios-water-level-during-storm.html

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/02/27/lake-ontario-flooding-monroe-county-gets-1-5-million-fixes/377936002/

http://sciencenorth.ca/mysteriesofthegreatlakes/index.aspx?id=1269

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of West Monroe County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Rochester community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Why Choose SERVPRO of West Monroe County?

fast response to water damage

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water damage. With over 1960 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, we are strategically positioned to be faster to any size water emergency, so Rochester residents can expect an immediate response, day or night.

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highly trained water damage restoration technicians

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end.

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fast water damage cleanup

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

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Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration