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Basement Water Damage

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in your basement?

Many of us have been there before – Going down to complete a load of laundry only to discover a flooded basement. This can be an extremely stressful situation for homeowners and unfortunately can disrupt your normal lifestyle. Not only is water in your home an inconvenience, excessive water and moisture in the home may cause health effects to occupants. Water also has a destructive effect on many building materials and contents. Effectively restoring a flooded basement or structure is essential for the home owner and occupants of the home. 

Priority Response 

It is important to respond to the water damage as quickly as possible. The length of time the water is in the structure before restoration begins is a very critical factor. If the water has been in the structure for an extended period of time, damage is much more severe. Even if the water was a clean source originally, bacteria, mold and other microbiological grow and may create an unsanitary condition that may cause health effects to the occupants of the home. 

Properly restoring a flooded basement or structure requires training, expertise and specialized equipment. In addition to understanding the technical aspects of water damage restoration, our team values and respects your home and belongings throughout the process. They will also keep you updated during the project on the work progression. 

Assessing the Damage

Our SERVPRO of Burlington technicians are trained to assess the damage on each loss location. We begin by detecting the moisture trapped within the walls, ceilings, floors and other locations not visible from the exterior surface. Once the damaged area is identified, we extract any standing water, and then drying techniques are used to ventilate, evaporate and dehumidify the environment. 

As severe weather and spring rains approach, we are here to help.

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