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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

8 Feet of Water in East Lansing Home

This East Lansing family had recently moved out of town and were getting ready to list this home for sale. Upon return in the middle of the night from a couple weeks of being away, the homeowners opened the doors to find 4 feet of water in the garden level, and 4 feet of water in the actual basement of their split level home. Our technicians received the call around 10:00pm and spent all night pumping out all 8 feet of water. A water loss of this magnitude required a lot of work and careful planning to ensure the home would not suffer a total loss.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

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  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett at 517-999-0789. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”