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The Key to Mount Vernon Basement Water Damage Restoration

12/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Restoration After Flooding

Basements can be a typical place to see storm and flood damage. Water restoration services focus on mitigative strategies to remove standing water and protect contents.

Clearing Deep Floodwater

Basements can be one of the most heavily impacted areas of a house for flood damage, so water damage restoration for Mount Vernon properties must begin fast when these disasters occur. Before many other mitigative strategies can begin, SERVPRO must remove surface water with the largest extractors in our inventory, like truck-mount pumps and trash pump units capable of handling water with debris.

Removing Water with Light Extraction Tools

Deep extraction might be the priority, but that can only be successful in taking water damage to roughly two inches of pooling. Beyond this point, less powerful and continually primed units like wet vacuums and light wands must take over the process. This extraction phase is decisively slower but offers restoration professionals more control over where this extraction occurs and areas requiring more attention.

Moisture Damage Discovery and Drying

Standing water is not the full measure of the threat to your basement after floodwater infiltrates this house level. We must also determine what materials have become impacted by migrating moisture. If contamination is a concern, porous elements in contact with the moving water must be removed and replaced. Damp features can also be tracked and dried using a combination of tools like:

  • Heaters
  • Air movers
  • Moisture monitoring devices
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers

Overcoming Environmental Moisture 

While it can be enough of a process to remove standing surface water and dry or remove impacted materials, we must also focus on water removal for the environment. Lingering moisture is sure to facilitate mold growth after flooding, so we must work to limit excessive moisture damage by using dehumidifiers, heaters, and hygrometers. 

Water damage restoration is critical after flooding. There is an urgency to clear floodwater before greater harm results from exposures and contaminants. We utilize multiple tools and approaches to regulating this threat. Give SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties team a call today at (360) 873-8744.

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