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SERVPRO Restores Paramus Home with Flood Damage in a Basement

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

Wet basement floor Don't let water damage take over your basement. Call the experts at (201) 445-5588.

What It Takes for Timely Resolution of Flood Damage Incidents in Paramus

A study showed that nearly 98% of basements would receive some form of water or flood damage in their service life. It is vital to begin cleanup as soon as possible after the water intrusion to limit the loss to the structure and contents. 

A finished basement in Paramus with flood damage needed fast action. The homeowner had a good deal of items stored in the basement and moved a portion of the smaller things out of the way before SERVPRO technicians arrived on-site. During the initial call, the technician advised the homeowner to avoid contact with the water until the technicians came to test the water and determine the nature of any contaminants or bacteria present. 

Scoping and First Actions

The technicians use their equipment to determine the scale of the water loss in the basement and begin extraction. In cases where the water is deeper than two-inches, SERVPRO has submersible pumps to perform removal without delay. The glue-down carpet delaminated from the concrete slab after a short period of exposure to the excessive moisture and required disposal. 

The sheetrock wicked water and showed signs of buckling. The techs removed the sheetrock so the cinderblock wall underneath could dry. Each item in the basement received inspection to determine the restorability potential to save the homeowner from the cost of replacing things as much as possible. 

Drying Challenges

SERVPRO technicians use powerful air movers to bring down the ambient humidity and dehumidification equipment to capture and port away moisture. 

Efflorescence Looks Worse Than It Is

When concrete dries, salts in the composition sometimes rise to the surface and appear as a dry, white powder. At first glance, the substrate looks ruined, but it only needs wiping away to look good as new. 

Repairs and Rebuilding

To restore the basement to its preloss condition, SERVPRO holds a general contractor license #13VH001305854800 and can reinstall carpet, sheetrock, and other needed restorations to bring the basement back to normal for the homeowner. 

SERVPRO of Paramus restores local properties with flood damage. The certified technicians are available 24/7 at (201) 445-5588 to make the water loss in the home, "Like it never even happened."

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