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Case Study: Rapid Water Damage Mitigation in Skillman, NJ

By March 18, 2024Case Study, Water Damage

MDL Restoration, once again demonstrated exceptional proficiency and speed in a water damage mitigation job for a residential property in Skillman, NJ. This case emphasizes the critical nature of immediate action in water damage situations to prevent the onset and spread of mold, which can pose serious health risks.

Floodwater in Basement After Rainstorm

Flooded basement in skillman nj

Flooded basement – Before cleanup

Following a severe rainstorm, a homeowner in Skillman, NJ, discovered her basement submerged under more than 6 inches of water due to a malfunctioning sump pump. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, she contacted MDL Restoration for emergency services.

Emergency Water Damage Mitigation Response

Upon receiving the call, MDL Restoration promptly dispatched a team to the site, initiating a series of strategic steps to mitigate the damage:

1) Emergency Content Salvage

The team quickly moved all contents above the water level to minimize further damage.

2) Water Extraction

Employing powerful pumps and extractors, MDL Restoration removed the 6 inches of standing water from the basement.

3) Drying and Dehumidification

To ensure thorough drying, state-of-the-art drying equipment was installed, closely monitored throughout the drying process to achieve optimal conditions.

4) Sump Pump Replacement

Identifying the failure of the sump pump as a critical issue, the team replaced it with a new, reliable unit to prevent future flooding.

5) Anti-microbial Treatment

The entire basement area was treated with anti-microbial solutions to disinfect and prevent potential mold growth.

basement water removal and dry out

basement water removal and dry out

The Importance of Swift Water Damage Mitigation

The prompt actions taken by MDL Restoration are a prime example of the necessity of quick response in water damage situations. Moist environments can become breeding grounds for mold within 24 to 48 hours, posing health risks and potentially leading to extensive property damage. By acting swiftly, MDL Restoration not only extracted the water and repaired the immediate cause of the flooding but also took proactive measures to safeguard the home against mold.

Outcome: Basement Dry and Restored

The homeowner’s basement was restored to a dry and safe condition, with all risks of mold growth meticulously addressed. The client was relieved and grateful for the rapid, effective response that averted further damage and potential health issues.

basement water damage mitigation in skillman nj complete

Basement water removed and dry

Call MDL Restoration for Emergency Water Damage Mitigation and Repair

This case study highlights MDL Restoration’s expertise in water damage mitigation and the critical importance of immediate action to prevent mold proliferation. The successful restoration in Skillman, NJ, showcases the company’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of their clients’ homes. Through quick response, comprehensive mitigation strategies, and preventive measures, MDL Restoration continues to be a trusted ally in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area for all restoration needs.