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Flood Damage Cleanup from Jacksonville Basements

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain hitting roof of home. When flooding happens, fast remediation is necessary. SERVPRO is always available 24/7.

Pooling and Flood Damage in Jacksonville Basements Must Be Removed Promptly

Flooding is not uncommon for Pender and Onslow County homes and businesses. Harsh weather systems can generate ideal conditions to create disasters like flash flooding, which destructively surges at residences in the neighborhoods we serve and require fast restoration. An area of many houses at risk is the basement.

Identifying Penetration Points

Overcoming flood damage in Jacksonville homes, particularly the basements, begins with understanding how the condition occurred. Penetration points for flooding must be identified and resolved in the earliest stages of recovery to keep the situation from repeating during the restoration and cleaning processes.

Removing Water

Standing water needs to be removed as fast as possible from flooded areas of your house. Water migration can result in heavy pooling in this subterranean portion with lower levels like the basement. Because natural flooding often introduces particles and solids along with the standing floodwater, only specific extraction units can be effective. Trash pumps and truck-mount extractors are preferred removal options.

Muck-Out Cleaning

Matter carried in with floodwater is a considerable concern for homes at the basement level. Not only must the surface water be resolved promptly, but failures to remove the debris and bulk materials impacted can allow contaminants and microbes to cause health hazards, structural degradation, or biohazard conditions. Muck-out cleaning addresses:

  • Debris
  • Solids
  • Organic Matter
  • Contaminants

Thorough Drying

Drying is extensive, utilizing dozens of tools and devices from our recovery inventory. Air movers are among the most readily used, with several machines daisy-chained together to limit power demands while providing maximum evaporation production. Basements require several centrifugal units directed at concrete masonry units that have begun to absorb the floodwater.

Despite the damage that flooding can cause your home, our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team’s fast response is crucial in saving time and money for customers. Call when disasters strike at (910) 319-0600.

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