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Should Professionals Evaluate Flood Damage in Mendham Even if the Water Drained Away?

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

a full tank of water in a basement with pipes coming out of it Affected by flooding after a storm? Team SERVPRO can help with certified technicians and the necessary water removal equipment to tackle the job.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Sophisticated Moisture Detection and Measuring Devices to Resolve Hidden Mendham Flood Damage

During the height of a severe storm in Mendham, flood damage threatens, water rising in the lower levels of homes. When the winds wind down, and the rain clouds disappear, you might be pleased that little to no standing water seems left in your basement.

Do You Need to Have Your Mendham Home Inspected for Hidden Flood Damage After a Storm?

It is likely the water you noticed inching up in the basement did not simply disappear. Floor drains or a sump system direct the fluids outside of your home. On the other hand, the water, potentially loaded with contaminants, could remain in the recesses of your home, ready to create a different kind of havoc, including harboring mold and progressively destroying building materials.

Who Can Locate and Help Plan for Eradication of Trapped Floodwaters?

Our SERVPRO managers and technicians have sensitive moisture detection and moisture level measuring tools in every one of our fully-stocked service vehicles. We use these to find lingering water:

  • Moisture Sensor -- has penetrating probes and indicates the presence of moisture.
  • Moisture Meters -- penetrating and nonpenetrating, measuring levels to set drying goals and monitor progress.
  • Infrared cameras -- use temperature variations to discern where fluids or high levels of moisture linger.
  • Thermo-hygrometer -- tracks temperature and relative humidity during the drying process

How Do SERVPRO Workers Reach and Manage Hidden Basement Flooding in Mendham?

The SERVPRO crew uses a range of strategies to release and remove trapped water. We choose one or more approaches:

  • Drill holes in baseboards to drain water caught behind drywall or paneling
  • Drill into mortar joints to "bleed" water stuck in cinder block cells or behind other brickwork
  • Saw "flood cuts" in drywall or lath and plaster above flood line to release water and remove ruined building materials
  • Remove ceiling tiles or punch weep holes to permit overhead water a safe and controlled outlet

Avoid the expense and disruption of secondary damage from trapped flood water in your basement with an assessment and project plan from SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County. Call for assistance 24/7 at (973) 895-5000.

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