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Protecting Wilmington's Historic Properties with Water Removal Services

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

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We can Provide Prompt Water Removal to get Thorough Drying Started Fast in Area Landmarks

As a state that has been around long before the Revolutionary War, North Carolina and Wilmington both feature structures and homes constructed centuries ago. Historians and those enthused by colonial times can find many attractive places to visit and study when traveling to our city. For the simplicity of protecting multiple properties simultaneously and preserving entire neighborhoods, we have numerous districts of historic properties featuring multiple sites close together. This also adds a layer of convenience for those looking to study different eras of architecture, as these various districts are often slices of modern architecture of their times.

Historic Sites of the Greater Wilmington Area 

Because much of the city's protected properties exist in districts and divisions, it can be more comfortable for tourists and historians to travel from one area to the next without multiple detours. There are hundreds of homes and commercial properties spanning centuries, including:

  • Brookwood Historic District – This is a predominantly residential area of Wilmington that features 166 protected sites under the canopy of historic protection by the district.
  • Fort Fisher – At one time, this was a prominent foothold for the Confederate Army. Now, it has become a protected historic site by the state, including the main fort areas, the visitor center, and a museum.
  • Market Street Mansion District – This district features four distinct early 20th century dwellings and Georgian Revival and Classical Revival styles. Each of these protected plots ranges in age from 1907 to 1917.

  • Delgrado School – Constructed in 1914, this building has become a long-standing example of Classical Revival style architecture with a red brick veneer and low-pitched gable.

Preserving the Past and Securing the Future

Many organizations operating in Wilmington and its surrounding areas seek to preserve and protect these historic properties as much as possible. In many cases, this could mean renovations and repairs as the structures degrade. However, it can also mean efforts to get more of these long-standing structures on the National Register of Historic Places to prevent demolition and repurposing.

Water Removal Services in Wilmington Homes 

One of our SERVPRO team's main focuses, when disasters occur, is water removal for Wilmington homes. Standing surface water can be destructive to the property, allowing the deterioration of exposed materials and more challenging dragging obstacles in the immediate future. To accomplish this, we utilize multiple tools simultaneously to overcome various severities of water damage effects.

Depending on the depth of standing water, we can deploy specific extractors and removal equipment. Submersible pumps feature the most significant discharge capacity, while smaller options can be more versatile. Extractors include: 

  • Wet Vacuums
  • Self-Priming Trash Pumps
  • Truck-Mount Extractors

Getting mitigation started as soon as possible for your property can reduce total loss and make restoration more efficient. Our SERVPRO of New Hanover team can help however you need when you call (910) 762-8180.

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