Flooded Basement Restoration
If you’ve never had experience with a flooded basement, don’t
worry, your time is coming. 98% of all
basements will have water issues at some point or another, so if you’re a
homeowner, and realize that a truly waterproof basement is a myth, it really
does become a matter of knowing what to do when it’s your turn in the barrel.
Flooded basement cleanup is a multi-layered process. Taking each step correctly will help you restore
your basement to its former beauty (assuming of course that it was beautiful to
Before entering a flooded basement:
Shut off all utilities at the source. Water and electricity together is not a good
Determine structural integrity. Do not enter if there is a chance of
Open doors and windows to get air circulating; this will
Take photos, plenty of them, for insurance purposes.
The excess water will need to be removed; use a gas powered
submersible pump. No electric.
Do not pump the water out too quickly; sudden changes in
pressure could cause walls to collapse.
Wear protective clothing, gloves, boots, and eye wear. This is especially important if the flood
water is known to be contaminated by sewage or other toxins.
Hose down walls to remove any mud or debris, and then dry
out the whole basement using fans and dehumidifiers. Make sure floors have not warped or cracked.
For best results, contact your local water damage repair
company. They can take care of all your
flooded basement and other water damage restoration needs.
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