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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flood Damages to Finished Melrose Basements, Now What?

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

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A flood in the lower level of your Melrose home can affect many materials and contents

Basement flooding is among the more common threats to area homes, as situations like flash flooding can place immense pressures against the side of houses. Rapid pooling of water and spreading of the flood can impact multiple areas of a basement and cause tremendous damage and cost when this level of your home is finished into additional bedrooms, rec areas, or office space.

Water Infiltration Point

When learning about the impact of flood damage on Melrose properties, it is vital to determine the penetration point of the water. Often, flash flood water can find a way into the house through structural vulnerabilities that must be sealed up to prevent continued damages.

Clearing Water Damage

It is important to consider removing surface water and moisture trapped inside of porous materials throughout the affected area of your home. These mitigation solutions prevent greater structural harm when possible. We are skilled with:

  • Surface Water Clearing 
  • Trapped Water Extraction (wall voids, and hollow cinder block cells)
  • Thorough Drying 

Inspecting Structural Damages

Prolonged exposure to moisture and infiltrating water can cause structural damage that leads to collapse or failures. Our professionals can carefully inspect impacted areas of the house for when actions like controlled demolition and repairs could be required. 

Cleaning After Contaminants

Contamination is a considerable concern when flash flooding brings dirt, debris, and decaying organic matter into the house. Beyond the need for muck-out cleaning and extraction, our technicians must prioritize cleaning surfaces to reduce pathogenic threats, biohazards, health concerns, and other issues introduced by intruding floodwater. We apply EPA-certified antimicrobial agents to reduce and then eliminate biohazards.

Flooding in the basement level of your home can be destructive and costly. This is an even greater concern when the basement level is finished into additional living space. When floodwater penetrates the basement, our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team arrives fast to extract and dry the damage. Call us today at (781) 665-6396.

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