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Dependable Flood Damage Restoration for Wilmington, DE, Residents

6/14/2024 (Permalink)

post storm crawl space SERVPRO can restore your flood damaged crawlspace. We service all of Wilmington.

SERVPRO Restores Flood-Damaged Properties in Wilmington, DE

Wilmington, DE, is a vibrant city known for its rich history, diverse cultural scene, and thriving business environment. Its historic district is lined with well-preserved buildings and landmarks that reflect its rich heritage. Some notable attractions in town include the Old Swedes Church, one of the oldest churches in the United States, and the Hagley Museum and Library.

Besides its numerous attractions, Wilmington's proximity to water bodies makes it prone to flooding, especially during severe weather conditions. Floods can be devastating as they may damage your property and cause potential health issues due to water contamination and mold growth. That's why having a reliable storm and flood damage professional restorer in your corner is best.

When faced with a flood damage problem on your Wilmington property, SERVPRO® is your go-to professional for reliable restoration services. Our IICRC-trained and certified technicians can respond promptly and restore your property.

Effective flood damage restoration involves ensuring safety and mitigation. Upon arrival, our specialists thoroughly assess the damage, prioritizing safety measures to address potential hazards and ensure everyone's well-being. We check for and address structural, electoral, slip, trip, and fall hazards.

At SERVPRO, we use state-of-the-art equipment to extract water from affected areas. Check out the photo of a rescued crawlspace. We have industrial-grade pumps, vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture, preventing further damage and lowering the risk of mold growth.

Floodwaters often carry contaminants, requiring comprehensive cleaning and sanitization. Our technicians are Here To Help®, cleaning and disinfecting your properties to remove harmful bacteria and pathogens. We use advanced techniques and specialized cleaning agents to ensure thorough decontamination.

SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington is Faster to any size disaster™. We are your reliable fire, water, mold, or storm damage restoration company. Call us at (302) 762-8080.

Expert Water Restoration Companies in Wilmington

4/13/2024 (Permalink)

rigged conduit to dry interior of a wall SERVPRO's trained water damage technicians can rig equipment to mitigate the damage to your Wilmington property. A #1 Company.

Why Choose Professionals Over DIY Water Cleanup?

When faced with water damage in your home or business in Wilmington, the impulse might be to handle the cleanup yourself. However, this decision can often lead to more harm than good. We are here to review why enlisting the expertise of water restoration companies like SERVPRO® is a more reliable choice.

To handle all your restoration needs, water restoration companies like our SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington team are here for the following:

Professional Equipment and Techniques

  • Advanced Technology: We use the best state-of-the-art equipment for water extraction, drying, and dehumidifying, which is far more effective than household tools.
  • Effective Techniques: Our team is trained in the latest techniques to ensure water is thoroughly removed from all affected areas, including hidden spots.

Rapid Response and Restoration

  • Immediate Assistance: Our team offers quick response times, minimizing the extent of water damage.
  • Efficient Restoration: We work efficiently to restore your property to its pre-damage condition, helping you save time and avoid long-term inconveniences.

Mold Prevention

  • Expert Assessment: We can identify and mitigate mold risks, a common aftermath of water damage, which might be overlooked in DIY cleanup.
  • Hazard Protection: By preventing microbial growth, we help protect your home and occupants from potential hazards.

Hassle-Free Insurance Process

  • Insurance Liaison: Our team can assist with the insurance claims process, making it less stressful for you.
  • Documentation: We provide detailed documentation of the damage and repairs, which is crucial for insurance claims.

Comprehensive Service

  • Beyond Cleanup: We offer more than just water removal; our services include cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring damaged personal items.
  • 24/7 Availability: Water damage doesn’t wait for a convenient time. That’s why we’re available around-the-clock to address your emergency needs.

Initially, handling water damage yourself might seem cost-effective, but the risks and potential for secondary damage can lead to higher expenses and hazards. By trusting water restoration companies like SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington, you benefit from comprehensive, efficient, and effective cleanup services.

Call us at (302) 762-8080 for all your water damage and drying needs, and ensure your property is in capable hands.

Water Cleanup in Wilmington Minimizes a Business's Water Damage

2/18/2024 (Permalink)

a flooded office with water covering the floor Removing water from your business needs to be a quick and efficient process. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians and equipment.

Our Techs Help With Water Cleanup & Drying

Our B2B services in Wilmington help keep hotels, restaurants, clinics, shops, and more open after disasters involving water and other disasters. The three degrees of contamination for standing water require extraction and water cleanup, with additional measures to match contamination levels. SERVPRO® technicians hold IICRC certifications in this and other areas.

Water cleanup in a Wilmington business is often part of a disaster response. The drying process and other restoration work are more efficient when we extract as much water as possible. Cleaning the area ensures we detect problems early, reducing both the amount of work required and the extent of the damage to your business's interior.

Protecting equipment and other components of your company goes a long way toward keeping day-to-day operations possible. Here are some benefits that many commercial entities experience because of our water cleanup services:

  • A jumpstart on odor control,
  • Ensuring no additional water can enter later, and
  • Minimizing any downtime and other inconveniences.

We can start odor-minimizing and control by using fragrant cleaning agents. We also look for mold and mildew. We can more easily handle these two signs of secondary water damage in the early stages of an infestation.

Our moisture meters and infrared cameras help reveal problem spots. Once we have this info, we can work toward repairing leaks or other situations. Removal of water through cleanup also improves the efficiency of our drying efforts.

All our efforts can mean the difference between your business closing long-term and reopening within a short period after a disaster. We also minimize slick floors that create slip and fall hazards. Humidity remains at normal, healthy levels. Any reconstruction we do for our customers is under license number 1992104829.

When your business sustains water damage, call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 for water cleanup, drying, restoration, and other necessary services.

Mold Removal from Wilmington Homes Happens Fast with SERVPRO

12/20/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on sheetrock removed from bottom of a wall with the caption: Mold Damage Can Happen Out of Sight If you discover mold damage in your Wilmington home, call SERVPRO. We're Faster to any size disaster.™

Our Techs Offer Safe and Effective Mold Removal in Wilmington

Mold issues in your home can be daunting, but tackling them with expert assistance can lead to complete remediation. SERVPRO® offers the expertise, equipment, and training to handle mold removal from your Wilmington homes. 

During the mold removal in your Wilmington home, our techs follow the IICRC S520 remediation guidelines. Our technicians employ various techniques to identify and address mold sources, remove contamination, and restore indoor air quality. This process includes thorough inspection, containment to prevent the spread of mold spores, air filtration, and removal of mold-infested materials, followed by cleaning and sanitizing. 

The Mold Remediation Process

Choosing SERVPRO for damage restoration means opting for a comprehensive, expert approach that addresses the immediate issue and focuses on long-term prevention and property care. Our advanced technology and skilled professionals ensure a safe and effective remediation of your Wilmington home. 

The process begins with a thorough inspection and damage assessment. SERVPRO's skilled technicians use advanced technologies to detect mold and hidden water damage, a critical step since fungi thrive in moist environments. This detailed assessment forms the foundation of our targeted remediation plan.

Containment is the next crucial phase. Professionals use various containment methods, such as 

  • Source containment
  • Local containment
  • Full-scale containment

The contaminated area prevents the spread of spores during the cleanup process. We also employ advanced air filtration equipment, which captures microscopic mold spores from the air, further aiding containment.

The actual mold remediation involves removing infested materials and cleaning contents and belongings. SERVPRO's team is equipped with specialized techniques and cleaning solutions to treat various surfaces, ensuring thorough mold removal while preserving the structure's and its contents' integrity.

Call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 for a professional restoration service you can trust. 

The Needed Flood Damage Cleaning in Wilmington Homes

10/18/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded basement in a home with standing water up to the washing machine If you have flood damage after a storm in your Wilmington home, call SERVPRO! We're Faster to any size disaster™.

Our Experts Offer Fast Recovery After Floods

If you are dealing with flooding, you know it is one of the most challenging disasters to clean up. It is not just about water damage but also about eliminating dangerous contaminants lurking around. Our team of experts is available round the clock to help you with deep cleaning and mitigation. We take pride that We're Faster to any size disaster™, so you can count on us to get your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible.

Debris Removal and Muck-Out

To first manage flood damage in Wilmington homes, our SERVPRO® technicians focus on muck-out cleaning. This crucial step involves removing the solids and debris that the natural disaster left behind. Our experts have their work cut out for them as they must dispose of bulk materials from damaged walls, ceilings, and other unwanted substances. Muck-out manages:

  • Mud
  • Organic matter 
  • Insects
  • Rodents
  • Silt
  • Solids

Content Cleaning and Claims

Flooding can directly impact your personal belongings and what you value most. We start by assessing the condition of your exposed items to determine the best course of action for restoration. Whether on-site cleaning or off-site cleanup at our nearby SERVPRO facility, we've got you covered. 

Surface Disinfection

Regarding flood restoration, removing contaminants and biohazards is a crucial part of the process. Our team of professionals takes disinfection seriously, working hard to eliminate any pathogenic microbes or other harmful microorganisms with potent antibacterial and antimicrobial products.

If you're dealing with flooding on your property, we understand how stressful it can be. That's why our team at SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is here to lend a hand. With our expertise and quick response time, you can trust us to help you through this challenging situation. Give us a call today at (302) 762-8080.

Fire Restoration Can Save the Hardwood Floors in Wilmington Homes

8/31/2023 (Permalink)

charred hardwood flooring We can clean the charring from your Wilmington home's hardwood floor boards, "Like it never even happened."

Our Fire Restoration Team Revitalizes Your Floors

All kinds of flooring can become harshly impacted by a house fire. Many homeowners in Wilmington have invested quite heavily in specific flooring materials. Wooden flooring is costly but also well worth the price. Our fire restoration experts
can help save your flooring investment and make everything beautiful again.

Concentrating on your floors can proceed as we work on the rest of your Wilmington home's fire restoration. As we complete the restoration tasks
involving the rest of your residence, we take measures to avoid causing any further
damage to your hardwoods.

We begin the restoration work on your wooden flooring and complete the process by doing the following:

  • Cleaning and wiping
  • Removing imperfections mechanically
  • Refinishing

Cleaning up hardwood floors post-fire includes removing anything that melted onto
them. Removing larger debris makes it possible to sweep with a broom to remove
ash and use a stiffer brush to get anything embedded within the spaces between

Our SERVPRO® team might find a puddle of melted plastic or splattered drips that sprayed across the floor as something fell from a shelf. We use the least destructive methods to clean
up such messes. Other aspects of this stage involve cleaning with solvents to dilute
the ash and pollutants that came with the smoke. Area rugs made of synthetic fibers
can also melt and cause discolorations. Some staining often exists, but ending this
stage, once dry, with some sanding can often eliminate any outstanding discoloration.

Finishing your floor involves a discussion with you regarding stain colors and depth,
as well as the level of gloss. Lower-gloss flooring is a safer option while needing less
maintenance. We save finishing the floor for last, as we want reduced traffic to
prevent any problems with the process. Once completed, your home should be
ready for your family to enjoy your home once again to the fullest.

Call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 for restoration
services your family will love. We know how to make everything "Like it never even

Signs of Severe Structural Issues after Mold Damage in Wilmington

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Floor and Wall When your property has mold damage, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Helps Wilmington Homeowners Probe Mold Damage

Mold growth in Wilmington homes occurs when there is excess moisture present. The moisture can be due to a leak, poor ventilation, and high humidity. A common sign of mold includes visible growth on walls, ceilings, and floors. It is advisable to seek professional mold remediation services if you see any signs or suspect microbial growth in your home.

When addressing mold damage in Wilmington properties, it is often advisable to identify and repair the source of moisture. When moisture issues are not adequately addressed, you risk a regrowth. SERVPRO crews locate leaks, condensation points, and any other sources of humidity which could be causing mold growth in your home. We ensure the safe removal and properly clean and restore all affected areas.

Signs that indicate a severe mold problem:

  • Large masses of mold colonies on surfaces
  • Musty odors
  • Visible structural damages

Assessing a Structure for Mold Growth

You may not always see large amounts of mold growing in one area. Characteristics that can help you identify mold include dark spots, discoloration, or patches. The patches can vary from brown, green, black, or white. Also, they might have a fuzzy or slimy texture. Visible mold can be a sign that the problem is more significant than just surface contamination. Our crew checks inside walls or behind other surfaces to expose all affected areas.

We check for any visible structural damage, such as warped floors or walls. Such changes can indicate that the moisture-triggering mold has also caused substantial damage to the structural components. For example, a bulging wallpaper can also indicate microbial growth underneath. A common sign when probing for mold growth in structures is a musty smell. If the scent is strong, it could mean a significant mold problem. SERVPRO crews manage the mold remediation process safely and effectively.

Steps For Proper Mold Remediation

  • Establish containment
  • Establish negative air pressure in the affected areas
  • Remove contaminated materials through controlled demolition
  • Dry the structure and contents

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington resolves mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (302) 762-8080.

Water Damage Restoration Helps Storms Blow Over Wilmington & Away

4/19/2023 (Permalink)

Roof with Tarp Our techs are ready 24/7, 365 days a year.

No Storms are a Match for Water Damage Restoration

SERVPRO's water damage restoration team always arrives ready to start the work needed after a damaging, destructive storm travels through Wilmington. We know how to make everything affected by a storm with high winds, hail, and torrential sheets of rain "Like it never even happened."

After a powerful storm comes through Wilmington, calls about water damage restoration services begin ringing on our 24-hour emergency line. We work with each customer to ensure that all aspects they report to us regarding water damage caused by the storm's ferocity receive the attention needed.

Our restoration team can ensure that several points on your home no longer exhibit any damage. The areas include:

  • The roof
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Windows

The roof may have sustained damage from two sources – high winds that tear older shingles away from the roof and top-heavy trees that fall onto the upper frame of your home. We tarp these at first, as a protective measure, and then make the necessary repairs.

Gutters and downspouts are sturdy but can still become warped, twisted, bent, dented, and broken. Downspouts have slightly fewer problems, but how they direct water off your roof can keep or allow your house to experience interior flooding. Gutters that fail to move water toward the downspouts can force sheets of water up against your home. Neither is beneficial. We can make repairs fix the problem, and restore anything the harsh weather damaged or destroyed within your house.

Your windows rarely change shape because of the glass inside. When the house's frame around a window shrinks or expands, gaps between the two components can occur. Forceful winds can push rain into these gaps, letting problems begin inside the walls. SERVPRO's crews can dry these cavities, then seal the window's frame, preventing additional problems.

Call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 for the latest restoration services using high-tech methods.

Lessen Fire Damage and Cost for Your Wilmington Property

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

White dog in the lobby of a SERVPRO office Bark away your fire damage worries with our team in Wilmington at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Has Skilled Fire Damage Technicians in Wilmington Available 24/7

Once fire strikes at your home or business, you start to think about the best way to clean up all damage. Not only can you have charred debris and unsalvageable contents or materials, but you may also have water damage from putting out the flames. There are many aspects to consider, with safety being paramount. Hiring fire damage restoration by a team of skilled professionals is the best way to ensure everything gets underway safely and effectively. SERVPRO is available 24/7 for an emergency response so you can get your business or house fire cleanup underway. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Fire damage in Wilmington can be life-changing, and rebuilding is stressful and daunting for many property owners. Fires are known for causing billions in fire damage each year, so you need a team that can get results while also lessening the cost and overall loss. SERVPRO does this with our' repair versus replace' methodology and our entire crew of IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT).

Selecting Your Restoration Team is an Important Decision

Even the most minor fire can bring on some damage that is not evident to the untrained eye. There are several reasons why any property owner should enlist the help of a trusted and trained restoration company rather than attempting a DIY, including:

  • 24/7 Availability – Here at SERVPRO, you can reach out to our customer care team 24 hours a day and any day of the week. We will have a crew mobilized and our Green Fleet at your door within four hours of initial contact. 
  • Certified and Insured – Anyone working in and around your home should be appropriately trained and insured should anything happen on your property. IICRC-certifications also offer further assurance that our technicians have the knowledge and abilities to handle your fire restoration and cleanup.
  • Investigation and Assessment – Safety is critical with any restoration project. This is especially true when fire and water may have damaged your structural elements. Our trained crew chief thoroughly inspects your property and assesses the damage. This allows us to address possible hazards and select the best equipment, tools, and methods to help us achieve our goals.

What About Smoke Damage to Contents and Surfaces?

SERVPRO uses specialized cleaning methods to handle smoke remediation so that no lingering odors get left behind. This may include dry wiping with cloths or brushes or wet wiping with cleaning solutions. We inspect all surfaces to determine the types of soot soiling present and perform spot testing to ensure no further damage occurs. 

For handling odors, both from smoke residue and water/moisture, our team includes trained Odor Control Technicians (OCT). We have the training to identify all offensive odors and eliminate them rather than masking them. Our professional odor removal techniques pinpoint the cause and get results, so you never have lingering reminders of the fire event. We use tools in our arsenal such as:

  • Odor Counteracting Beads – Treated porous beads that release volatile odor counteractants, working by time release to freshen and fragrance the area being treated.
  • Deodorant Pellets or Granules – Made with an active mineral, these products help to pull in and hold odorous molecules.
  • Water-Based Products – We have wet mist deodorizers and odor counteractants our team will use to neutralize malodors in various situations.
  • Air Scrubbers – These filtration devices have onboard HEPA filters to pull and capture particles in the air. 

Any fire damage cleanup and restoration project gets structured to make your property "Like it never even happened." Get the results you deserve by contacting SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington when you require assistance. Request help online or call us 24/7 at (302) 762-8080.

Handling Water Damage and Drying for Wilmington Residents

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

Technician drying a water damaged room with isolation drying SERVPRO has the tools and training to complete isolation drying during water damage restoration in your Wilmington home.

Experienced Water Damage Restoration is Best – Call SERVPRO in Wilmington

You might be amazed at how many water incidents occur each day. Many of these spills, broken pipes, and appliance malfunction can lead to immense damage if not addressed correctly. All too often, homeowners may reach for a mop and bucket, not realizing they are missing areas where water migrated. Because hidden moisture can bring possible mold, mildew, and secondary damage, calling in the help of professional restoration is a smart move. SERVPRO is Here to Help Wilmington home and business owners whenever they have water restoration needs! 

Here at SERVPRO, we receive countless calls to help area customers with water damage in Wilmington. We feature all the latest equipment and have perfected our water removal services to complete the job faster and more effectively than any DIY. Our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) will arrive within hours of your call to begin assessment and water mitigation. Everything gets done to help lessen your stress level and salvage as much as possible.

We Understand the Different Types of Water Damage

Not only are we experienced and hands-on with a variety of water-related projects each day, but our technicians also go through regular training. Staying up-to-date on the latest techniques helps us adapt to each client’s needs. With professional restoration, you are getting a team that knows the correct contents recovery and water mitigation solutions based on the level of saturation, the type of water, and other factors. 

Some of the moisture damage situations we see often include:

  • Category 1, 2, and 3 water events – Category 1 is clean water from incoming piping. Category 2 is grey water that may come from a water heater, dishwater, or another appliance. Category 3 is black water that is highly contaminated, coming from flooding situations.
  • Hidden moisture – We sometimes get called to properties with a hidden plumbing leak or a spill that went unattended. The moisture migrates into structural cavities and causes secondary damage or mold develops.
  • Surface/standing water – We utilize powerful pumps and extractors to pull up as much water as quickly as possible. If dealing with category 3 flooding, our team applies antimicrobials before extraction begins.

What Equipment Does SERVPRO Have That I Do Not?

Not only does our Green Fleet come stocked with all the equipment necessary for any given project, but we also have warehouses with immense inventory our technicians have access to. Some of the top options we choose for water cleanup projects include:

  • Extractors – These tools are suitable for removing water from flooring, carpeting, and upholstery. They include three main components – the vacuum system, pump, and heat. These units are either portable or truck-mounted.
  • Pumps – We have pumps with varying volume capacity and lift capabilities, and our team knows which are best suited for each situation. 
  • Dehumidifiers – This equipment helps pull the water vapor from the air while working to lower relative humidity (RH) in any given space. 
  • Drying Equipment – We have various air moving units that help us to reduce drying time and increase evaporation. Other drying equipment may include wall cavity ventilation setups, industrial-grade fans, drying mats, etc.

SERVPRO Works to Restore Versus Replace Whenever Possible

When water damage wreaks havoc on your property, you must remember that not all is lost. We can salvage many materials and contents with our techniques and specialized cleaning. However, we perform controlled demolition that helps you put your home back together. 

  • Repairing subfloor, replacing flooring and baseboards
  • Relaying carpet after putting in new carpet padding
  • Flood cuts (if applicable) to repair drywall or perform complete drywall replacement

Residential contractor license #: 1992104829

Our SERVPRO team is there to address any questions or concerns you have at each restoration step. We are the team you want in your corner for water damage repair! Call us at SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington at (302) 762-8080. We will make your home “Like it never even happened.”