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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Remediating Basement Septic and Storm Damage to Carpet

In the Before Photo of this Colchester home’s basement, storm damage and contamination from a septic failure require urgent removal. This process can prove challenging for homeowners due to potential contaminants and water’s possible effects on electrical components, especially if the home’s breaker is in the basement and near the damage. SERVPRO can perform the demolition and restoration necessary to save this property 24 hours a day, including emergency carpet removal and flood cuts, which can help homeowners save on repair costs. 

The After Photo depicts what required removal due to water damage and potential contaminants: namely, lower drywall, baseboards, and carpet. Drywall removal is necessary because the material tends to collect moisture and pull it upwards. Partial removal saves the wall from needing total demolition, allows access to the wall cavity for drying and sanitation, and prepares the space for replacement sheetrock after mitigation. In black water situations involving flooding and contaminants, carpet typically requires removal and replacement with new material.