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SERVPRO Brings the Heavy Treatments Needed for Basement Water Removal in Amherst

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Extracting Water Swiftly from Amherst Basements Mitigates Damages--Says SERVPRO

Amherst Basements Get Fast Water Loss Mitigation When SERVPRO Is Called

Some of the heaviest water removal work in Amherst that SERVPRO does can be attributed to basement flooding and pooling. As the lowest point in many local buildings, basements gather large volumes of water that require the sort of heavy machinery and manpower we typically reserve for only the most pressing and severe situations. We pledge to take every measure necessary to return your home to a livable, comfortable state, but those measures may include one or more of the procedures outlined below.

Water Extraction
Some of the most time-critical water removal work we do in Amherst may involve water extraction, the process whereby we use industrial-strength pumps to displace significant volumes of water in a short amount of time. Even light flooding may sometimes warrant the use of the types of motorized extraction tools used by SERVPRO professionals. We pump any water we can out to the street, where it can safely flow into a drainage system or low-lying area away from your home. If the water has specific contaminants, then we must pump it into containers for disposal off-site. Typically, we may also employ some of the vehicle-mounted pumps typically reserved for large commercial and residential spaces. Submersible, portable sump pumps are often used to begin bulk water extraction.

The potential for water damage does not go away as soon as we extract standing water. In the dark, isolated confines of a basement, any moisture still in the area can cause expensive damage for long after the initial disaster. We use a two-pronged approach to handle difficult drying situations. Portable, configurable air movers create strong directed air currents in the room to quickly dry out materials and surfaces. However, to finish the job, we also need to use dehumidifiers that collect airborne water droplets and place them in organized, manageable storage containers. With this flexible system, we can overcome basements of most shape or size, even when complex floor plans and difficult drying situations may be present. Weep holes may be drilled to extract water and residual moisture from cement blocks. We may recommend to our customer to install a permanent dehumidifier and sump pump. Dampness must be eliminated to help prevent the growth of mold colonies.

SERVPRO of Merrimack has the resources available to get your home back to normal faster and with less expense than you ever thought possible. Call us as soon as disaster strikes at (603) 262-9293.

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