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What Can Remove Floodwater from My Morris Plains Basement?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding No matter how severe or overwhelming basement flooding might appear, our team can help with efficient extraction and drying techniques.

We have many premier extraction and drying tools to protect your flooded Morris Plains basement from costlier repairs and reconstruction

Flooding can be a traumatic situation, especially when you are not sure how to remove standing water from subterranean levels like your basement. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast response with premier equipment that can help to manage this situation as soon as possible.

What Are the Risks of Standing Water in the Basement?
While you might think the sight of flood damage in Morris Plains homes is terrible enough, you should also take some time to appreciate the severity of standing water. The more that you understand about how destructive pooling water can become, the more driven you are to ensure that our professionals are working efficiently to remove standing water and drying out the entire house. Some of these potential risks include:

    •    Masonry Degradation – Penetration through concrete masonry units (CMUs) is not an uncommon scenario for homeowners in the area. Prolonged exposure to standing water and further penetrating floodwater can erode mortar joints.
    •    Microbial Growth – Without removing pooling water from the floor of the basement, the moisture content in this level of the house is often far beyond the necessary limits to facilitate mold growth.
    •    Structural Weakening – Concrete floors are typical for unfinished basements, and even with the low permeance of this material, they can still absorb moisture over prolonged periods. The longer directly exposed to moisture, the weaker this concrete becomes.

How Can SERVPRO Remove Water?
Our professionals can utilize many premier extraction tools in our inventory to remove standing water. Depending on the severity of the situation and the depth of standing surface water, we can utilize numerous machines and mechanisms such as:

    •    Submersible Pumps
    •    Truck-Mount Pumps
    •    Gas-Powered Trash Pumps
    •    Wet-Vacuums

No matter how severe or overwhelming basement flooding might appear, our SERVPRO of East Central Morris County team can help with efficient extraction and drying techniques. Give us a call today at (973) 887-9100.

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