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What is the Best Way to Dry Water Damaged Basements in Wilmington?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage in Wilmington Home Office Needs Fast Help 

Most basements get used as a catch-all for storage or a spare room. In the present, many homeowners use their basements as a home office, as so many work opportunities are available for home-based workers. When water damage happens, it can make it tough for someone to work from home.  

Even with significant waterproofing efforts, water damage still can occur in Wilmington basements from unforeseen situations such as pipe breaks, a hot water tank fails and flash flooding. When a homeowner with a home-based business had a pipe break in their finished basement, they needed water cleanup and restoration services, to cause as little downtime as possible.  

Move Out of Important Items

There was not a significant amount of water on the slab floor, but the homeowner could not use the home office during mitigation. SERVPRO techs moved out computer equipment, a desk and a filing cabinet needed to keep working in another area of the home, which also opened up the floor space for easier extraction of the water. 

Water Removal 

Along with water extraction, the techs cut away the sheetrock around the walls that wicked water to open up the area between the framing and the cinderblock walls for drying. Using portable pumps with squeegee attachments ensured that as much moisture as possible was raised to the surface and picked up. Any water left within the concrete substrate can get prompted to rise from the high-velocity airflow delivered by the centrifugal air movers.  

Full Restoration Services

After completing the extraction and drying efforts, the techs offer any rebuilding or repairs necessary and through their general contractor license #1992104829. They have the experience and skill to do any rebuilding needed to bring the home to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere at (302) 992-0104 has certified techs available 24/7 for water damage cleanup and restoration in local properties to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened." 

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