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What To Do If Your Basement Floods

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Floods can be one of the most damaging events any homeowner can experience. Some of the most common sources of basement water damage include sump pump failure, sewer backup, foundation damage, and water pooling. Every time your basement floods, you risk not only property damage but dangerous mold growth. 

What To Do After Flooding

  • Shut off any power around the area. Never enter an area that is flooded while the power is still on. 
  • Wear protective gear. 
  • Get water out as soon as possible. 
  • Move damaged items out of the basement into a well-ventilated area. 
  • Rip up carpeting and get it out of the basement as soon as possible. 
  • Use dehumidifiers and fans to move air and discourage the growth of mold and mildew. Give the basement several days of drying time.
  • Wash all floors and walls to remove any dirt left behind. 
  • Call your insurance company. 

With major water damage, it is best to call a professional restoration company for help. SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes has the right equipment to identify what is wet and what needs to occur to get those materials dry before more costly damage occurs. If your items are not restored properly you face the risk of mold and mildew growth down the road. We have the experience, training, tools, and equipment to get the job done right, and will work with your insurance company for a stress free claims process. 

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