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Flooded Basement in Ashton Needs Quick Water Extraction

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Ashton Flooding and Electricity Are a Dangerous Combination

Call on SERVPRO to Dry Out Your Basement and Home

Flooding happens here in Idaho every winter. In addition to the usual reasons such as a backed-up septic tank or a washing machine line splitting, the freezing weather can block a line or even cause one to break. Water lines in basements are particularly vulnerable.

As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO knows exactly how damaging a flooded basement can be to an Ashton home. Our response team members are your neighbors and concerned about the same things. Once you call us in, we'll arrive in less than a matter of hours to help you put your home back to its pre-loss condition if at all possible.

Getting us in quickly is important. Even just the standing water from a broken water heater can rapidly destroy paneling, drywall, and carpeting as well as stored personal property.  Once our team is on the job, they will set up a pump to remove the water. If needed, our technicians will also bring a generator or run the pump off of one of our generator trucks for uninterrupted electrical support until they' re finished. We will transport to your job site whatever types of sump pumps and drying devices are required for a return to normalcy.

With the water out, our team will remove any property that may need to be dried out or require some minor restoration. Depending on how much there is, they will move it to another room in the home, remove to our facility as a Pack-Out for restoration or place it in storage for you.
Next, technicians will use water extractors to draw water from carpets and upholstered furniture. At the same time, dehumidifiers will be set up to draw water from the air, lowering the moisture to normal levels. The time needed for thorough drying and verification depend upon the severity of the damage. These actions serve not just to restore the property, but also help prevent the growth of mold in the basement and on possessions stored there. Although the colder weather helps to slow mold growth, it does not stop it.

There's a lot of cold temperatures and snow in this week's forecast. If you have a problem with water in your basement, call us today at (208) 356-0263 to start clearing it out. This is also a good time to call us for an inspection to prevent problems. SERVPRO of Rexburg / Rigby is here to keep you in a safe, dry home this winter and throughout the year.

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