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Restoring Flood Damages to Your Charleston Home

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in any part of your home must be dealt with right away to prevent secondary damages such as mold from forming. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Technicians Inspect Your Home Thoroughly for Structural Damage After a Flooding Event

Despite all of your best efforts to keep your Charleston home in the best possible shape and conditions, inevitable wear and tear are going to occur as the home ages. The footer that supports the foundation and all of the load bearing elements of your structure settle a little more as the ground freezes and thaws with the changing of the seasons. The age of your home can sometimes be a clear indicator to look for potential problems like cracked joints and worn out blocks in the foundation of your home. Replacing them now could provide you with an advantage to prevent issues in the future, but most homeowners do not recognize the signs of a weakened structure until it has already allowed a disaster to occur.
One of the most common threats that result from a foundation that is worse for the wear is internal flooding of the home. While this flood damage in your Charleston home might occur on a lower level (like the basement) where there is not a lot of foot traffic, this is often the storage area for some of the belongings that you want to save and treasure. Several inches of water on the floor of this level of your house that does not get remedied right away can cause irreparable damage to these contents, not to mention further compromise the already weakened structural integrity of the property.
Our SERVPRO team of professionals have trained eyes to inspect and assess the source of the water damage you are currently experiencing. Once these vulnerable areas have gotten determined, they can get repaired as part of the overall restoration process, ensuring that you are less likely to experience the same kind of problem again in the near future.
Extraction is a critical component of the flood restoration process, as pulling this water out of the area allows for the drying and restoration of the contents of your home that currently are in jeopardy. For high volumes, our technicians employ a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet to pull the water out quickly and efficiently. This process allows the drying and dehumidification to get underway more expediently.
When you are experiencing flood damages to your home, you can trust the experienced and professional technicians that we have at SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston. We are available 24/7 for any emergency that you might have by calling (843) 577-2470.

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