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Removing Flood Damage from a Frederick Basement

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Like Standing Water Is Addressed Fast in Frederick Homes 

There are several concerns for flooded basements. When our experienced restorers first arrive, we must find solutions for:

  • Standing water
  • Contaminants
  • Debris and muck-out cleaning
  • Content management

How Deep Is the Standing Water? 

Choosing the suitable extractor to overcome flood damage in Frederick basements is often decided on the depth of the damaged areas. Standing water can be a concern, but if shallow enough, many extractors in our inventory are inefficient. The choice between submersible pumps and wet vacuums is a matter of inches.

Are There Solids? 

The extraction process is often complicated by solids and debris in the standing water. This makes the choices in available extractors limited to those with large enough intake and discharge hoses to manage this debris without damaging the pumps. Our truck-mount extractors and submersible trash pumps are often ideal for removing standing floodwater.

Are Contaminants a Concern?

After a flood, contamination can often be a concern. Natural floodwater is often considered a blackwater loss event, which carries the same connotations as biohazardous sewer backup and other threatening conditions. We must utilize strong disinfection products within our inventory on non-porous building materials like concrete floors to ensure bacteria and contaminants do not amplify.

What Tools Are Needed to Dry the Basement? 

There are hundreds of drying tools available to our experienced professionals. Often, the drying process hinges on the placement and frequencies of devices like air movers and dehumidifiers. We must also implement portable heaters to increase the temperature of drying surface materials to promote faster evaporation. 

Many questions require answers after a flood loss event in your basement. With the pace of water pooling in this lower level of the house, it is critical to begin extraction and clean up as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of Frederick County team is ready to help when you need it – call today at (301) 662-1747.

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