A flooded basement is every homeowner's worst nightmare. Water damage, whether from a natural disaster or a plumbing malfunction, can result in costly repairs and even health problems if not addressed quickly and properly. Emergency Restoration, your reliable water damage restoration business, has prepared this helpful advice to help you cope with this overwhelming experience.
Protect yourself and your loved ones first and foremost. Do not risk your life by going down into the basement before taking all safety measures. The structural integrity of your property can be compromised by floodwater, and there are also potential electrical hazards. If you are unable to enter the affected locations safely, contact your local utility company to have the gas and electricity turned off.
Identifying the source of the flood can prevent further water accumulation. The source of the water could be a broken pipe, a downpour, a faulty sump pump, or even a sewage overflow. Turn off the main water valve if the problem is with the plumbing.
Before you start the cleanup process document the damage for your insurance company. Document the extent of the destruction by taking photographs and video. It's useful for making an insurance claim that stands out.
As quickly as possible, you should report the flood to your insurance company. If your home is damaged by a flood, you may be compensated under your homeowner's insurance policy. Help the claims process along by providing any and all documentation requested.
Water damage restoration is not a DIY project. The quicker you act, the less damage there will be, prompt professional intervention is essential. Emergency Restoration has trained and certified professionals who specialize in water removal, damage restoration, and mildew prevention. We use the latest technology to ensure that your basement is completely dried and disinfected, thereby mitigating any potential health risks.
Our team will immediately begin water extraction, followed by the use of industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to expedite the drying process. To prevent additional damage, salvageable items can be restored with our content restoration services.
Sadly, some objects may be beyond saving. Our experts will remove and dispose of irreparably damaged items in accordance with local regulations and policies. These items may include soaked carpets, upholstered furniture, and personal possessions that have absorbed sewage or too much water.
Following the cleanup the restoration phase can begin. This stage involves repairing structural damage and restoring your basement to its pre flood condition. Emergency Restoration offers comprehensive restoration services, including structural repairs, mold remediation, carpet cleaning, and odor removal.
Take measures to prevent future basement flooding. Future water damage can be prevented by performing routine plumbing maintenance, installing a sump pump, waterproofing the basement, and maintaining proper grading around the home.
Contact Emergency Restoration Today
The experience of a flooded basement can be overwhelming and devastating. With the proper measures and professional assistance, it is possible to restore your home and prevent future flooding. Always remember, in the event of a disaster, to prioritize your safety, contact your insurance provider, and reach out to Emergency Restoration, your trustworthy partner in restoring your home.