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Our Quick Action Helped Overcome Water Damage in Local Basement

1/3/2024 (Permalink)

Flooded basement in a home with standing water on carpet If your Upper Cape Cod home has water damage, call SERVPRO. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Early Actions Greatly Impact Water Cleanup

Your basement is one of the catch-alls of your home for many property owners. You want to store a lot throughout the year that might only make brief appearances in your everyday life, such as an artificial Christmas tree or holiday decorations. When water damage impacts this lower level of your property, it can do much harm unless professionals work to resolve it quickly.

The water damage in the basement of this Cape Cod property impacted the structure and its contents while making life difficult for the homeowners. Once discovered, the family made the right first call to our SERVPRO® team to help. Once we established the degree of damage and affected areas, we began mitigation and cleanup to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Removing the Bulk

Step one in this situation is removing all the wet contents from the basement. We will also temporarily move any boxes or loose items that could come into contact with migrating water before our team can pump it out. Items rarely need to leave the premises and can be treated and dried on-site.

Cleaning Up the Water Damage 

Next, our SERVPRO professionals set their sights on removing the present water damage. Ideally, this begins with eliminating standing surface water or puddling with wet vacuums and pumps. With the visible water removed, our technicians can set up for efficient structural drying.

Structural Drying 

Sometimes, setting up the equipment to remove the moisture is not enough. Controlled demolition is an essential aspect of effective drying, and we are experienced in knowing when it is necessary to preserve most of the remaining structural elements affected. Thorough moisture removal involves:

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Drying mats
  • Negative air pressure
  • Moisture detection sensors

This basement space was severely impacted by spreading water damage, so much so that we spent days clearing out the stored items, evaluating them for salvageability, and cleaning and drying the structure. When your home is damaged by water, count on our experienced and thorough team to help. Call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands at (508) 888-5985.

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