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How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Water Damages Your New Milford Basements Water can easily find a path into your basement. Inspect your property frequently for visible signs of moisture.

Vulnerable Foundations Can Lead to Wet Basements in New Milford

As your New Milford home ages, crucial construction elements like the foundation and walls of the basement level of your property begin to wear down from the pressure of the moisture continually pressing to get inside. With this degradation, the weakest points such as the mortar joints between the blocks fall apart and allow water penetration without the appropriate preventative actions.

Once there is an established pathway into your home, many homeowners find that they require professional water cleanup services to recover their property from water damage in New Milford. Our SERVPRO team can help you to quickly remove this excess water from the affected area, but also provide lasting solutions that can limit the continued spread of this damage in the years to come.

From the moment that our experienced professionals arrive at your property, we begin our efforts to not only extract the water from this lower level of your home but also to identify the vulnerable portions of foundation to address. This inspection of the blockwork and concrete flooring identifies penetration points and can allow our technicians the opportunity to apply compounds such as hydraulic cement to resist the pressure of penetrating moisture. In saturated blocks, our SERVPRO professionals can drill weep holes in the bottom course of block to drain out cells before resealing these points with the high-strength cement.

Keeping the area dry is critical to preventing mold growth in this area of your home, especially with vulnerable components often exposed like flooring supports and wood framing. Air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers work in conjunction to force moisture into the air and collect it with the dehumidification equipment for removal from the property.

Water cleanup might seem like something that a homeowner can do on their own, but without adequately drying the area and addressing the continued concerns, it becomes a persistent threat to your property. Our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood rapid response team can help. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

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