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Nashua Water Damage from Any Source Bothering You? Call SERVPRO for Removal and Restoration

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Unwanted Basement Water in Your Nashua Home? Rapid Removal is Available--24/7--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Assists with Water Cleanup in Nashua Basement

Water damage brings several problems to a home. The longer the exposure of building structure and contents continues, the more damage that happens. Then there are the concerns of mold growth and foul odors.

SERVPRO responded to a call for water cleanup in a Nashua home. The homeowner stated he was not sure where the plumbing issue was, but he turned off the water before our arrival. When our technicians arrived, they determined the cause of the water was hydrostatic water seepage and was not due to a plumbing problem at all. The locally heavy rains caused groundwater to be pushed into the basement through the foundation, as water always follows the path of least resistance. When the pressure outside the basement was higher than the pressure inside, the water entered because this type of water loss is a category two, also known as gray water because it has the potential to contain contaminants. It can be considered a Cat 3 if known pesticides, chemicals, organic or fecal matter is present.

Fortunately, the only items stored on the basement floor were in plastic bins, so it was simple to clear out. We used submersible pumps to extract the water from the basement quickly and checked the outside of the home to ensure the gutters and drainage had no bearing on the water intrusion in the basement as water collecting around the surface of the house can sometimes be the cause. The homeowner had gutters that needed cleaning badly, and they were not able to direct the flow of rainwater away from the property.

After our SERVPRO technicians extracted the water, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the surfaces. Then we cleaned and disinfected the affected areas to inhibit mold growth. Once we completed our cleanup efforts, we gave the homeowner a list of the necessary actions to restore the basement to preloss condition and preventative measures to take to avoid this situation from occurring again.

SERVPRO of Nashua stands ready to assist homeowners with water cleanup of any type. Call us at (603) 889-2311, and we can be on-site soon after your initial call with the necessary equipment because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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