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How Soon Can SERVPRO Be Here for Water Mitigation?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

trailer generator equipment SERVPRO Provides Our Customers in Wilmington with Heavy Duty and Advanced Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Wilmington Home in as Little as Four Hours of Your Call to Begin Water Mitigation Efforts

Saving money is wonderful, but it should never lead to excessive damage to your interior. While you may want to save money by trying your hand at water removal, it is best to contact skilled technicians to handle your water mitigation needs. SERVPRO mobilizes quickly so that we can be at your Wilmington home to begin the assessment, planning, mitigation, and restoration efforts.

With our detailed plan for water mitigation in Wilmington, we quickly get to the heart of the issue. This ensures your family is back to their routine quicker and that you save money on restoration overall. We have an IICRC-certified staff with access to a wide variety of extraction tools that help us bring your interior back to preloss condition faster than any DIY efforts could achieve. Once we arrive on the scene, we inspect the water damage to determine severity levels. From there, we plan out the best course of action and the right tools for the job to remove water and execute the drying phases of the project.

How is Standing Water Handled?

Excessive standing water in your home calls for prompt mitigation and extraction. Any water left festering within the loss zone for too long puts your structure, building materials, and contents at risk of breakdown. Once we formulate a mitigation plan, we start removing all surface water. In many instances, the next phases of our restoration planning cannot move forward until all of the standing water gets thoroughly removed.

The mitigation efforts that SERVPRO sets forth come with numerous benefits, such as:

  • Surface Water Extraction – Depending on the type of surface water present within your home, contamination brings the potential of harmful health effects to your family, pets, and our responding water restoration technicians (WRT). Before water extraction, we always consider any possible hazards and injury risks when standing water is present within your interior, such as slip or shock incidents.
  • Saturation Reduction – Water within the house is a threat to any exposed materials. Water often migrates to dry spaces, meaning that some flooring or wall systems might be more at risk of moisture saturation. We remove all unsalvageable and saturated porous materials, such as carpeting, carpet padding, and drywall.
  • Prevention of Water Migration – Reinforcing the importance of addressing water migration, our team knows how to proceed to stop water in its tracks. We understand that moisture left to fester after migrating can bring about immense secondary damage and mold growth potential.

What Extraction Tools Get Used?

When handling water mitigation, SERVPRO has a broad selection of tools at our disposal. These tools work well to help address pooled and standing water within your home's loss zone. To decide which tools are best, we look at factors such as:

  • The depth of standing water in the incident zone
  • The severity of the water damage
  • Areas to where the water may have traveled
  • The kinds of materials affected by water and moisture

Many of these elements get considered with the initial phase of assessing your interior before the start of mitigation. Our crew chief helps determine the best extraction tools for the job, and we always adjust as we go to cut back on the cost and time for your restoration project. Some of the most common tools that we use when there is pooling water calling for removal include:

  • Mops
  • Wet vacuums
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Submersible pumps, and more

Will My Carpeting be a Total Loss?

We carefully address wet carpeting in your home to determine the best way to proceed. We must test the sensitivity of fibers as well as color-fastness so that we get the best results. We also look at the carpet padding under the carpets to determine if the subfloor needs attention. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, which helps us to salvage carpeting in many situations. Some tools and methods that we use may include:

  • Weighted Extractors: Also known as rovers, the technician's weight helps to force moisture out of the carpets so that the on-board vacuum can pull it up.
  • Carpet Wands: Wet vacuums and mobile extractor tools are excellent for interior water damage restoration. Our crew selects the best attachments to help us pull up moisture from the carpeting and the padding below.
  • Controlled Demolition: If it is impossible for us to salvage your carpeting or carpet padding, we will use controlled demolition to remove and replace materials so that everything gets left in like-new, preloss condition. Residential Contractor License #: 1992104829

When you need water mitigation, give SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington a call at (302) 762-8080. Our crews are available for emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What Should I Do After Water Intrusion in My Property?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

house cutout, insurance form Water Damage in Your Wilmington Home? Why Call SERVPRO? We Can Help with the Claim to Expedite the Restoration and Mitigate Losses

Contacting a Professional Water Restoration Company in Wilmington Can Help to Mitigate Losses in your Home. SERVPRO Water Technicians Are Local to your Area.

What questions should I answer about water restoration?

When we receive a Wilmington resident's call, our approach is to gather as much information as possible. After calling your insurance provider, you can reach out to a local restorer to file a notification of loss. The first notice of loss (FNOL) includes information about your address and the type of losses at the property. You do not need to be an expert in water damage restoration to file the first notification of loss. Our customer service team can guide you through the form, asking questions related to the incident. The source of water intrusion, the condition of your property, and how long ago the incident occurred are all typical questions to answer. Using this information, our team can put together a job guideline for our technicians.

What factors do water technicians consider after receiving a notification of loss?

Information about the type of harm occurring at the property is essential to providing water restoration in your Wilmington home. Preparation is crucial in any time-sensitive job, and our goal is to mitigate losses quickly to reduce inconvenience. We can use your information to calculate our equipment needs, how many technicians are necessary, and the safety equipment we may need on the job. A clean water emergency, for example, may require electric submersible pumps to remove excess water. A contaminated water issue, on the other hand, may need pumps capable of transporting solid waste. SERVPRO promises to arrive on-site, with the necessary equipment to begin work, within four hours of notification of loss.

What are your essential values for water restoration?

  • Arriving at the right location and on-time
  • Stocking the correct equipment, human resources, and professional products to complete the job
  • Communicating with customers courteously and professionally throughout

Filing a notification of loss is the first step to getting your home back to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080.

Faulty Wiring Caused Fire in My Home Leaving Me With Severe Fire Damage. Whom Should I Call?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Faulty wiring Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after faulty wiring causes a fire.

Hire SERVPRO Technicians in Wilmington to Help You Handle the Fire Damage in Your Property.

The aftermath of a fire can cause more severe damage than the flames caused. Immediately the firefighters leave your residence, contact a reliable restorer in Wilmington like SERVPRO to minimize losses and get your property to its pre-fire condition. Our technicians have the skills and experience in handling fire damage of any magnitude.

Why SERVPRO professionals?

At SERVPRO, we have well-trained, certified, and highly skilled technicians who can handle the fire damage in your Wilmington property. Our professionals can professionally handle the cleaning and restoration of your property after the unfortunate incident. We take all sorts of safety precautions, and we can mitigate the fire damage quickly. We can perform a thorough inspection of your home and determine the services you need to get your home to its pre-fire damage state. We offer services such as:

Pack-out services

Water damage restoration

Soot and smoke damage cleanup

Deodorization

Our restoration process is simple, fast, and efficient. Our team is certified and strives to provide our customers with a stress-free restoration experience.  Our general contractor's license number is 1992104829.

Can technicians clean my stained kitchen appliance? 

Our technicians use approved and unique products that can clean soot and smoke residues on various surfaces. Manufacturers use materials that cannot withstand aggressive agitation to make kitchen appliances. We can first clean the soils with a cleaning agent before we apply absorbent powders. We can use stain absorb powder mixed with a solvent spotter to clean the surfaces effectively and safely.

How do restorers handle mold?

During water damage restoration, our technicians can conduct mold removal. Mold infestation can ruin your home and cause serious health issues if not dealt with promptly. We use approved techniques and advanced products when dealing with mold growth to minimize its spread. We can use concrobium, an antimicrobial that destroys 99 percent of organisms it contacts on the affected area. We can also remove the moldy materials and dispose of them.

We also dry the affected area thoroughly. We can use a ventilation box fan to increase airflow in the property and remove any odors. The equipment also eliminates the charcoal-like smell in the property.

Do not let fire damage stress you out. Contact SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 for effective restoration. "Like it never even happened."        

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Does SERVPRO Have The Best Equipment For Dealing With Flood Damage?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

House and lifebuoy on water surface. Let SERVPRO be your lifesaver after flood damage.

Dealing With Wilmington Flood Damage Professionally

Wilmington homeowners know that sometimes you need to call in an expert, whether that’s because of a flood, or because you need a plumber, electrician, or landscape gardener. Your home is precious to you, so naturally, when you need to call in a professional, you want someone you can rely on to treat your home with care. 

No homeowner wants to deal with flood damage in Wilmington, but unfortunately, sometimes disasters occur whether we want them to or not. If you need flood cleanup services, make SERVPRO your first call – we’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

When it comes to flood restoration, there are three things you need from your remediation company:

  • Well-trained staff
  • A fast response
  • The best equipment for the job

Are SERVPRO staff well-trained?

Yes – we train our staff to a high standard. We educate each team member at our central facility. We also ensure all staff receive ongoing training and stay on top of the latest industry developments and standards. Although SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is a local company, we are part of a national team with access to excellent industry-recognized training. 

Can I expect a quick response?

Yes – our teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We know that when flood damage occurs, a swift response is essential. The faster we can assess your home and get started on a restoration plan, the faster you can get back to your life.

How do I know SERVPRO has the best equipment for the job?

We do all our work to IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards. To clean and restore a property to these standards, we need to have the correct equipment.

Outfitting our teams with the best equipment for any size or type of job is a crucial part of our philosophy. We know that our teams need a combination of proper training and access to appropriate materials to do their jobs to the highest standard.

What is psychrometry, and why does it matter?

Psychrometry refers to the thermodynamics of moisture in the air. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide instructs water restoration experts in the art of using psychrometry to:

  • Manipulate relative humidity levels in the air 
  • Manipulate room temperature
  • Remove moisture

By using high-tech equipment to measure moisture and humidity, and then dry out your property, we can get the best results. Thorough drying of your home is key to preventing further structural damage, discouraging spore growth, restoring your personal belongings, and leaving your home fresh and pleasant once more.

What equipment does SERVPRO use to remediate flood damage?

Our teams use specialized equipment for each stage of the flood restoration process.

We use moisture detection equipment to assess the levels of moisture in your property. Some devices, such as penetrating moisture meters, thermal hygrometers, and infrared imaging, help us gauge moisture levels behind walls, floors, and ceilings. We also measure humidity in the air. Having an accurate set of moisture readings means we can devise a restoration plan that is just right for the situation.

We use extraction equipment to remove as much water as possible from your home before beginning the drying process. We use a combination of powerful free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to vacuum the water out of your house. We also have carpet wands, rotary extractors, and manual extractors to work moisture from carpets and rugs.

Proper drying is necessary to ensure moisture is eliminated and reduce the risk of warping or swelling of furniture, doors, floors, and window frames. We use a range of drying equipment that includes high-speed air movers to encourage evaporation and dehumidifiers to draw water from the air.

In some cases of flood damage, there may be contaminants present. For such scenarios, we have a range of OSHA-approved cleaning and disinfectant products on hand for use in submersion, scrubbing, or spot cleaning of walls, belongings, furniture, and soft furnishings.

We also equip our teams with effective deodorizing equipment. Deodorization leaves your home smelling good, but it also removes contaminants from the air and restores air quality. We use thermal and wet foggers and air scrubbers to deodorize your home as needed.

How will I know when the job is complete?

We monitor each drying job carefully throughout every stage. We use moisture detection equipment to monitor progress and ensure all equipment is working as it should. Because we use accurate tools, there is no guesswork involved, and we will not quit until the readings are as they should be.

Our team is done when the job is done and not a moment before. We follow up with you a week from completion to be sure you are happy and answer any questions.

If you are concerned about flood damage, give SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington a call at (302) 762-8080.

How Can I Rid My Wilmington Business of a Mold Infestation?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

mold spores all over a white wall You never know when you are going to find mold in your business. Contact SERVPRO quickly for mold damage mitigation.

Bring in SERVPRO for a Professional and Thorough Mold Remediation in Wilmington

Why Can’t I Simply Spray Bleach on Everything?

Bleach and other chemicals may stop mold from growing, but that is only one step. Commercial mold remediation for Wilmington convenience stores also requires the removal of all visible mold growth and elimination of the water source to prevent future problems. SERVPRO technicians have access to cleaning agents, equipment, and training not available to the general public.

Doesn’t Removal Mean Wiping Off an Item or Throwing It Out?

Our technicians take every step necessary to restore an item unless the cost is more than it would be to replace personal or structural property. While an anti-fungal cleaner can stop further growth, it cannot remove the mold. Team members use everything from sponges on windows and drywall panels to powered agitators on marble and brick surfaces to completely remove the stains and markings of the mold infestation. 

For tight areas like a crawlspace, technicians can use an air blaster and soda powder. This high-pressure device strips mold off of support beams and other structures the way a sandblaster strips paint off a car. Soda though is less damaging to surfaces and team members can easily vacuum up the soda and mold spores into a sealed bag for easy disposal. The medium also provides a deodorizing source if musty smells are still present.

Why Is It Important to Dry Up All the Water?

SERVPRO team members know that mold and spores remain dormant without enough moisture. Even a very small amount can cause spores to expand and begin searching for food and more water. Since mold can penetrate surfaces like drywall and even wood, it is important to eliminate any possible water source as quickly as possible.

For more details about what SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington can do for your business, call today at (302) 762-8080. We are here so you can be there for your customers. 

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Is There a Local Service in Wilmington Skilled at Mitigating Water Damage?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking on the floor of a kitchen Water leaks in your home can stress you and your family out. Contact SERVPRO to get water mitigation services in your home.

Yes, One Local Wilmington Company, SERVPRO, Has a Long Track Record of Successfully Mitigating Water Damage.

When a water leak impacts your Wilmington home, the first things on your mind are stopping the leak, minimizing its effects, and restoring your property to its pre-accident condition. Luckily, companies like SERVPRO can help.

Properly dealing with the effects of a water leak is an involved process that requires the right tools.  Many Wilmington water damage mitigation companies are unable to effectively complete certain jobs simply because they do not have the necessary equipment.  SERVPRO does not suffer from this issue and our technicians routinely use state-of-the-art tools like:

  • Moisture sensors and meters to identify water-impacted materials and measure moisture levels in them
  • Infrared cameras that can precisely locate water leaks through walls, baseboards, and ceilings
  • Strong wet vacuums and extractors that can rapidly remove inches to feet of standing water
  • High-velocity fans and air blowers to circulate interior air, blowing moisture-laden air out while drawing in drier exterior air
  • High-tech dehumidifiers that remove excess moisture from the air
  • Injectidry systems to dry out hard-to-reach areas behind ceilings and walls
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers to spread antimicrobials and deodorants around your home

Once SERVPRO professionals have treated your home with this equipment, it is far less likely to suffer from fungal issues like mold/mildew stains and dry rot.  This treatment also largely prevents persistent unpleasant, water damage-related smells in the future.

As you can see, it is essential that you contact the right service to handle your water damage.  If a remediation company does not have the right equipment, it cannot successfully resolve your issue.  Conversely, a company with the necessary equipment for your job can properly mitigate the effects of water damage, saving you time and money in the long run.   

If your home ever suffered water damage, contact SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington at (302) 762-8080 for assistance.

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How do I remove water from an underground Wilmington parking lot?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

A parking garage. No matter what level your water damage is on, SERVPRO has you covered Wilmington.

Moving Water from a Subterranean Level Requires Powerful Equipment. SERVPRO can Perform Commercial Flood Damage Recovery at your Wilmington Business.

What are the dangers of leaving floodwaters in parking lots?

Heavy rainfall over Wilmington can lead to flooding of your commercial enterprises. These issues tend to affect underground spaces first because water migration naturally flows downhill. Once there is a significant buildup of standing water, it can begin to deteriorate and stagnate. When the resulting flood comes from road, river, or dam overflow, water is likely contaminated from the start. These issues can force a temporary closure of your business, causing you to lose vital revenues. There are also associated health risks from black water, which could affect your staff or parking lot users. To ensure that damages are kept to a minimum, we recommend you enlist a professional technician to assess and perform a vital mitigation procedure.

How do you remove water from lower levels?

Subterranean spaces are challenging for commercial flood damage restoration services in Wilmington because it is tough to move water uphill. SERVPRO technicians use high-pressure pumps with sufficient lift capacity and volume to move water out of a subterranean area. These pumps can dispose of water into a nearby sewer point or store into water tanks situated outside the city. Once standing water levels reduce to below two inches, we can use light-weight water extraction equipment to remove the remaining residues. Since floodwaters commonly contain contamination, our technicians can thoroughly disinfect the area and remove any solid waste from the structure for disposal at a designated wastewater facility. 

What are the losses associated with parking lot flooding?

- Damages to vehicles that may be parked inside

- Mold buildup as well as sewer gases or other harmful pathogens

- Unsanitary conditions that could become a health and safety issue

Take an active approach to flood by using a local commercial restorer. Contact SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080.

Are the Signs of Wilmington Flood Damage Always Apparent?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

Damage to the roof of a home with a sign that says Storm Damage. Storm damage can take over before you know what has really happened, depend on SERVPRO today.

When Storms Hit Wilmington, SERVPRO Knows How to Look for Flood Damage Inside and Outside Your Home

Storms are unavoidable at any point throughout the year. Once a storm rolls through the Wilmington area, it is reasonable to worry about the potential for water damage. Calling in help from technicians with a trained eye to handle the assessment and restoration is the best route to take. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians to address your flooding on any level, including mitigation, to limit the overall extent of the loss.

What Should I Be Looking Out For?

If you are worried you are taking on flood damage in Wilmington, it is imperative that you look in several areas. You can inspect your exterior for things like:

  • Damage from Wind – Excessive wind damage is generally present when storm fronts bring wind around 45 mph and higher. The signs of wind damage include fallen debris around your property and missing or damaged roofing shingles.
  • Miscellaneous Damage – Other damage from a storm may include siding dents, fallen gutters, and substantial washouts around your home that may also point to interior water damage.

The signs to look for inside your home after storm flooding include:

  • Water-saturated insulation
  • Staining on your walls, ceilings, or floors
  • Water that seems to be seeping from your attic or crawlspace
  • Cracks or leaks in your skylights, and more

When you notice any combination of these tell-tale signs of damage, our SERVPRO team can assess and assist. We ensure no standing water or hidden moisture is left to fester, as this brings about secondary damage to your home and the potential for mold and mildew growth. We have industrial-grade extraction tools to pull up water combined with powerful air movers and dehumidification equipment. Everything works in unison to restore your interior while bringing down relative humidity throughout your home. 

Call us at SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington when you need us for flood damage restoration, and our crew makes it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us 24/7 for emergency service by calling (302) 762-8080.

What Does Fire Damage Restoration Entail?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

Home fire symbol Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Cover Every Corner When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Home.

Fire Damage Remediation Services in Wilmington, Like SERVPRO, Remove Harmful Soot Residues from Various Surfaces, Neutralize Unpleasant Odors, and Reconstruct Fire-Damaged Structural Elements and Objects.

When fire impacts your Wilmington area home, it damages it in specific, predictable ways. In general, depending on the kinds of materials burned, how oxygenated the fire is, and how long it lasts, fire harms your residence in the following four primary ways:

It consumes certain materials, leaving behind soot residues.

It produces airborne particles that later settle throughout your residence.

It forms acidic waste products that discolor, causes corrosion, or otherwise damage surfaces they form or settle on.

It generates persistent unpleasant odors that negatively affect the overall air quality in your home.

After suffering fire damage, you need to contact a reliable remediation service. These experienced professionals can effectively remove odorous soot residues from around your home, helping to both prevent additional fire-related damage and neutralize annoying odors. Afterward, they can also help you reconstruct structural elements and materials harmed or destroyed in the blaze.    

How Do Soot Residues Affect Surfaces?

SERVPRO, a Wilmington fire damage restoration company, understands how soot residues affect surfaces around your home. This knowledge enables our technicians to more easily locate and effectively eliminate or treat these odor-producing fire wastes. Some ways fire residues reach, and bond to surfaces around your home are:   

Fires burn many synthetic substances, leaving hard-to-clean greasy residues where they occur.

Inefficient combustion of materials produces particle-carrying smoke that travels throughout your home, depositing odorous particles wherever it goes.

Porous surfaces and objects most readily absorb settling smell-causing smoke particles.

Fire-related heat enables odorous particles to more thoroughly bond with household items and structural elements.

As smoke rises, it covers the interior surfaces of your HVAC system with smelly particles that can later blow into other parts of your residence.

SERVPRO uses different cleaning methods to remove odorous particles and soot residues, depending on how these substances are initially bonded to particular surfaces. Sometimes our technicians have to use a combination of methods to successfully remediate affected materials.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Neutralize Odors in Your Fire-Damaged Home?      

Often, the most daunting task involved in fire damage restoration is odor neutralization. These unpleasant, challenging to remediate fire-related smells are a product of both airborne particles and surface-coating residues. Our experts, therefore, employ methods that address both sources of these persistent reminders of a fire. In doing this, they:

Use air movers and high-velocity box fans to replace particle-rich air with cleaner outdoor air.

Filter your home’s air with state-of-the-art scrubbers that eliminate odorous particles and noxious gases.

Counteract smoke particles with ozone gas machines.

Neutralize smells with natural oil-aerosolizing Vaportek devices.

Use thermal foggers to deodorize even the most difficult-to-access areas.

Clean your HVAC system with specialized cleaning systems.

Remove non-grease residues with dry sponges.

Clean up greasy fire-related deposits with cleaning solutions made of vinegar or tri-sodium phosphate (TSP).

Employ abrasive blasting, wire brushing, or scraping techniques to removing charring and tough-to-clean smoke residues.

Pressure wash non-grease deposits off of impacted structural elements.

These various measures often successfully remedy the annoying odors related to fire damage. After they have been employed, impacted homes often make a fire event smell "Like it never even happened."  

Is SERVPRO Capable of Fully Restoring My Fire-Damaged Possessions and Furnishings?

As a firm certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), SERVPRO professionals are specially trained in the restoration of numerous things. They can restore harmed objects and reconstruct those that have been destroyed. Some of the various things our workers are experts in restoring are hard surfaces, carpets, rugs, upholstery, leather-covered furnishings, and items made of various fabrics. Also, as members of the Association of Builders and Contractors, we are skilled at reconstructing destroyed structural elements and certain household contents.

With all that said, house fires are relatively common occurrences that often take homeowners by surprise. They can arise from any of a number of causes. Many of these blazes result from such mundane things as cooking mishaps or careless accidents around the house. Grease fires that quickly get out of control and family members falling asleep on the couch with a lit cigarette in hand are both oft-seen, unfortunate scenarios. Other times, more unusual circumstances, such as rogue lightning strikes or gas leaks, could start a house fire. Regardless of the cause, though, you certainly need trained fire damage restoration professionals after the fire has been extinguished. Quality services like SERVPRO have the right expertise and equipment to return your residence to its pre-fire condition quickly and cost-effectively.        

If you ever need help neutralizing unpleasant fire damage odors and restoring your home to its original condition, call SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington at (302) 762-8080. 

Is Carpeting Easy to Repair After Water Losses in My Wilmington Home?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

Carpeting pulled back Flooding can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Flooring is always susceptible to water absorption and damage, so our SERVPRO team works quickly to restore these materials. 

Water loss incidents are particularly problematic for flooring in your Wilmington home. Despite the type of material you have installed for flooring throughout the house, pooling water after a disaster can threaten these elements' structural integrity and become a challenging area of the house to dry and restore. Our SERVPRO professionals have multiple tools and technologies specifically for addressing trapped water in flooring materials such as carpeting. 

After compromising emergencies, you might have several pressing needs for water damage repair in your Wilmington residence. With the team of licensed in-house contractors that can help oversee both controlled demolitions and varying degrees of build back that your property might require, we are prepared to address the needs of your home after a substantial water loss. From extraction and cleaning through carpeting removal and replacement, we have professionals that can help.

Does the Subflooring Need Repair? 

Carpeting is often one of the most readily damaged flooring materials in a house. The top layer consists primarily of fibers that are highly absorbent to standing water, making it challenging to prevent the migration of this water to areas like the subflooring. Our responding technicians' objective is to avoid irreparable water damage to this underlayment so that reinstallation and replacement of the carpet and padding are more cost-effective and efficient. Inspecting the exposed subflooring can detail potential concerns with warning signs like:

Removing and replacing the carpet is often a need after a water loss incident, and this problem could extend to supports, joists, and subflooring materials as well. We can offer full-service recovery for your property with in-house contractors available along with our fast-responding restoration technicians. Give our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team a call 24/7 at (302) 762-8080.

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