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Do Lockport Homeowners Need to Worry About Groundwater Flooding?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property - image of boots on wet floor Do not let groundwater flooding permanently damage your home.

Lockport Homes Can Be Impacted By Groundwater Flooding and Require Professional Mitigation

Often flood damage is associated with storms and bad weather conditions that cause flash flooding. But that is not always the case. Lower levels in Lockport homes can experience flooding when groundwater penetrates the building. It puts your home at risk for structural and secondary damage.

What Happens When Groundwater Enters the Structure?
Groundwater enters the home through the foundation because of hydrostatic pressure. It seeps in through various penetration points, such as weakened mortar joints. The result is exposed standing water that gets rapidly absorbed by porous materials such as drywall. Water is corrosive and can cause extensive damage. Anything stored on the lower levels of your home can become waterlogged, contaminated, and develop mold. If left untreated, it can quickly become a widespread emergency. Immediate flood damage services in Lockport can give you back your home.

What Mitigation Does SERVPRO Provide?
Our emergency response team arrives on the scene and does a scope to determine the source of the flooding. Any emergency mitigation needed is done at this time. Our technician's efforts include:
    •    Water extraction using pumps designed for dealing with flood water
    •    Debris and mid removal
    •    Inspecting for water entry points
    •    Repairs and restoration
    •    Sanitizing with antimicrobial and antifungal agents

We can provide the needed repairs and, in many cases, full-scale build-backs. Controlled demolition allows our technicians to remove heavily impacted structural elements. This allows complete drawing in hard to reach areas as well. Penetration points can be repaired and sealed against further flooding.

Do not let groundwater flooding permanently damage your home. Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at (716) 694-7776 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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