Damage and Assessment:
Clubhouse: The clubhouse was flooded, with a high water mark roughly three feet high on the outside of the building. Needless to say, there is extensive water damage to the interior of the building. The day after the flood, neighbors came together to help tear out the water-logged furniture, damaged carpet, baseboards, insulation, and drywall.
One neighbor provided commercial grade fans and dehumidifiers to assist in the drying out of the wood studs and kitchen cabinets. A few days later, volunteers removed the built-in cabinets in the community room together with any remaining drywall.
The next few steps will include preparing the walls for new insulation and drywall, a microbial spray for mold prevention, then finishing work such as flooring and trim. Somerset is saving a significant amount of money in labor expenses by having neighbors contribute their time.
We will be providing a sign up opportunity for those who want to help with the renovation. The clubhouse renovation is estimated to cost around $10,000 of which the majority will be covered by our reserves.
SHOA has requested estimates from remediation firms for work that residents are unable to complete. Our insurance company, Nationwide, has rejected our claim for damages caused by by the storm.