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Basements and Crawlspaces in the Columbus Area Benefit from SERVPRO's Advanced Equipment for Water Extraction

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Basements and Crawlspaces in the Columbus Area Benefit from SERVPRO's Advanced Equipment for Water Extraction SERVPRO Says A Sump Pump Helps Prevent Water Damage to Columbus Area Basements

Removing Water from Your Columbus Basement

Basements throughout the Columbus area get affected by multiple moisture sources that can ultimately damage and weaken blockwork. From outside underground water pressure to severe storm systems passing through the area and pooling water along the exposed portions of the basement, penetration in these situations is only a matter of time. While the blockwork was initially sound and waterproof, over time, mortar joints decay and erode, allowing creases and seams to form that water can pass through.

Once these vulnerabilities have opened up enough, water can pass through unabated and flood this area of your Columbus home, requiring water removal services to restore. Our water restoration technicians can respond quickly to potential flooding situations like these and offer effective removal through our advanced equipment like truck-mounted pumps and extraction wands. However, water extraction is often only the beginning to the work and restorative focus that your home requires.

From the moment that our SERVPRO® technicians arrive at your address, we work quickly to determine the vulnerabilities that exist in the blockwork of your basement. With the use of hydraulic cement, our technicians can seal over these penetration points to prevent further water flow while extraction efforts get underway. Once we have used our equipment to remove the stagnant water, we can accurately assess the damage that goes beyond the surface.

Thermal imagery cameras can help our highly-trained technicians to discover moisture pockets and wet spots that exist out of sight, allowing better placement of our air movers and dehumidifiers to maximize their output and effect on the damaged property. Holes can be drilled in the hollow cell blocks to release water and allow for air drying. We can also offer advanced solutions to divert water from the basement and to maintain acceptable moisture levels in this area of the property such as the installation of sump pumps or permanent dehumidifiers.

From the time that water begins to push through the walls of your basement, you should be considering the best choice that you have for effective water removal and full restoration. Our SERVPRO of South Columbus rapid response team can arrive with our advanced equipment and expertise to offer comprehensive restoration solutions to customers. Give us a call today at (614) 863-1392.

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