Sump Pump Failure Floods Basement of a UofD Rental Property II
This Newark, Delaware Frat house had a water damage in the basement due to a sump pump failure. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle responded quickly to extract the water and place dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the contents and structure.
Drying and Dehumidification
Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage.