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Removing Water After Prolonged Damage in West Seneca

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Blue bicycle in a flooded place locked to a bike stand. You don't want your basement to look like this.

Water damage can happen anywhere, but we encounter quite a bit in West Seneca. Often, the core issue is this: there’s a huge storm or snow melt that causes a ton of water to go into local drains, which then get backed up into people’s homes and businesses.

What’s worse is that sometimes, this water can sit for days on end without anyone noticing. Imagine you’re away for a week on vacation and you come back to find standing water in your basement – what could be worse? The longer water stands, the more extensive and serious the damage from that water will be, especially since water is capable of migrating far past its initial point of entry.

That’s when people call SERVPRO of West Seneca/Lancaster, their local water damage pros. Our extensive experience in mitigation and restoration, along with our industry-leading tools and techniques, enable us to restore your home or business to preloss condition even if water has been standing for a long time. Here’s how we do it.

Surface Water Extraction

First things first: we need to extract the water that’s standing on the surface of the floor and any other materials. Much of that moisture has probably already been absorbed, but we need to stop further absorption from occurring, and we also need to be able to get accurate readings on the moisture content of your surfaces. Most of the time, our go-to tools are pumps and wet vacuums to extract that water.

Controlled Drying

Once the water is extracted, now it’s time to dry. Effective drying is about more than installing a few fans and dehumidifiers and calling it a day. Especially when dealing with concrete and hardwood floors, drawing out moisture can be extremely complicated. We’re especially careful not to remove water too quickly, as this can damage the material. By continuously monitoring the rate of moisture removal, we can dry your materials as quickly as possible without incurring further damage.

Demolition and Reconstruction

If water sits in a structure for too long and gets absorbed, that structure may unfortunately become too weak to preserve. Standing water also promotes mold growth, which can lead to additional health issues in the long run.

Because of this, SERVPRO of West Seneca/Lancaster also offers demolition and reconstruction services. Once we’ve extracted and dried your property, we’re able to rebuild anything that’s been destroyed to get you back to preloss condition. It’s just one more way we make it “Like it never even happened.”

More questions about water damage? Need us to come and take a look at a loss? Give us a call at 716-674-1103 – we’re here to help!

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