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What is the Best Way to Remove Flood Damage from a Wilmington Basement Floor?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

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Floodwater Can Contain Multiple Hazards, Wilmington Homeowners Should Engage Professional Flood Water Removal Services

A mere inch of water in a finished basement has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in terms of flood damage. Because the groundwater can harbor a myriad of biohazards, residents of the home, including pets, should not come into the area with the water until it gets tested to determine if any harmful elements are present. 

Upon arrival at a Wilmington home for flood damage restoration services, SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and have professional water testing kits to identify any pathogenic or harmful biological elements in the water. Though rarely utilized, we assume that floodwater is always a Cat 3 Black Water biohazard.

A finished basement usually has a framework built up against cinder block or brick walls and usually has glue-down flooring of either tile or carpet. Floodwater can destroy the floor covering, and as the water gets wicked into the walls, the sheetrock can begin to buckle or warp. SERVPRO technicians measure above the highest area on the wall and remove the sheetrock as needed. The extraction equipment used by SERVPRO can draw water from the floor quickly and dispose of it safely per municipal regulations. 

This SERVPRO location holds a general contractor license #1992104829, and the techs can handle all types of restoration and reconstruction actions needed, such as:

  • Replacing walls
  • Installation of tile or carpet
  • Priming and painting as wanted by the homeowner

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 supports the Wilmington community with flood damage restoration services, including any repairs or reconstruction the structure requires. 

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