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Help! How Do I Remove Saltwater Flood Damage from My Brigantine Basement?

4/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remove Flood Damage and Sanitize Your Brigantine Home 

While flood damage is stressful enough in a freshwater situation, saltwater has unique properties that can make cleanup more challenging than a typical flood situation. Because of the risk that floodwater exposure can pose to electrical components and other essential aspects of your home's structure, we recommend having a professional examine and remove the damage.  

If salt water flood damage has affected your Brigantine home, SERVPRO professionals are ready to mitigate disaster 24/7. Because saltwater poses unique risks that freshwater does not, it is crucial to choose an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification team that observes established standards for disaster cleanup.  

Saltwater Flood Damage Brings More Than Just Water Damage 

Saltwater flooding has many features in common with freshwater floods, as well as several characteristics that separate it from its freshwater counterpart. 

  • Mitigating saltwater damage is crucial because the high salt content can affect soil aggregates and structure, which can erode the soil underneath your home and affect its overall quality.
  • Salt sticks to building materials and can corrode various surfaces, including those inside walls and electrical wiring. 
  • After prolonged exposure to saltwater, wood can undergo a destructive process called delignification, in which the lignin inside the wood is pulled out by the accumulation of salt crystals. 
  • Mold is still a concern in saltwater floods and can exist in water-damaged spaces regardless of salinity.  

SERVPRO Removes Saltwater Contaminants Efficiently

Because of the high salinity of saltwater, it is crucial to flush out affected areas with freshwater. The flushing includes structural and electrical components that may have been affected by the flood. After extracting any remaining standing water, SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered biocides and containment measures to prevent microbial spread during structural drying with air movers and dehumidifiers. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton can leave your residence looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (609) 965-0885 to start the mitigation process in as little as four hours. 

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