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How to Dry Your Water Damaged Wilmington Basement

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Did your basement unexpectedly become an indoor pool? Call SERVPRO for fast and effective remediation.

Flood Extraction in Your Wilmington Basement 

Flooding, even from breaches caused by storm damages to your Wilmington home, can find its way to the lowest levels and collect in your basement. The most common pathway for pooling water in this subterranean floor is through a deteriorating block wall, where water can find penetration points and reach the interior. Even with a drain system and graded concrete floors, flooding through these vulnerabilities could become devastating for your property. To counteract these effects, you need a fast response by competent professionals like our restoration team.

The faster that you can secure qualified professionals to address flood damage in your Wilmington home, the less detrimental these pooling effects can become. Our SERVPRO professionals have comprehensive training and experience gained through certification coursework designed by the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to become Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), many of which also have additional endorsements in Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) Our team can quickly assess the severity of the situation and develop an effective plan to mitigate and restore these conditions.

Flood recovery hinges significantly on finding the vulnerabilities and penetration points that allowed the emergency to occur in the first place. For your basement, this often means learning where block breaches exist, and earmarking these for full replacement or using more immediate strategies like hydraulic cement to prevent further infiltration. 

Extraction is a critical component of this flood recovery as well, and our SERVPRO team has a broad inventory of water removal equipment to address every severity we might encounter. From our wet-vacs and extraction wands to our engine-driven, gas-powered trash pumps, we can offer an effective removal strategy for every scenario involving standing water and oversaturation. We even have truck-mount options in our Green Fleet to provide an even more powerful solution when conditions are dire. 

Recovery after a flood loss can feel overwhelming for homeowners, but our SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere team can help. We have a wide range of sophisticated tools and machines that can quickly remove standing water and work to make these damaging disasters “Like it never even happened.” Give our professionals a call 24/7 at (302) 992-0104. 

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