In many homes, the basement serves multiple functions. If it’s finished, it can be home to prime entertainment in the form of a movie-game-music room, it can serve as the place to store seasonal decorations, and it can serve as the laundry center for the household. Unfortunately, the basement is the one area of a home that is most susceptible to water damage and flooding. The basic laws of gravity don’t work in your favor when it comes to water damage in your house. The lowest point – the basement – is where flood water will accumulate. And the complications than can arise from standing water in your basement range from compromised structural integrity to health concerns if mold spores begin to colonize and infest the area.
No one anticipates flooding in their basement, so when it happens, the most important thing is to be prepared to handle the situation. Some flooding is so minor, all that is needed is a mop and a bucket to clean it up. Major flooding, however, can be extensive and treacherous, as well as dangerous to your health. In this case, it is best to hire a professional water remediation company to handle the water problem in your basement. This is the only way you can be certain the problem is handled the right way, and done so completely and thoroughly.
Flooding in the basement can result from rapid snowmelt and flash floods in low-lying areas where water tables are high, as well as from everyday causes such as leaky pipes, a compromised roof, improper home renovations, faulty appliances, or burst pipes during the subfreezing winter months. And the damage flooding in your basement inflicts can be high. Water depths can range from a minor nuisance in one corner of your basement to an accumulation of water inches deep. And beyond wearing down the home’s infrastructure and damaging your furnishings and belongings, mold can also develop as a lasting aftereffect of unattended standing water.
A professional flood damage restoration company will start by identifying the type of water for harmful bacteria and then removing it to truck-mounted extraction units. Items that have been completely damaged will be properly disposed of. Specialty equipment will be brought in to dry the area and track hidden areas of moisture. Some companies will also clean and restore your furniture and belongings that can be salvaged. Once the area is dry, thorough cleaning, sanitization, and deodorization are needed to return the area to its pre-flood-damage condition.
When you hire a professional flood-damage-restoration company for basement water extraction, make sure the technicians are qualified, with certifications from the IICRC, and that they have the expertise and experience to handle your flooded basement issues.
Since 1999, Margaaa has served our home areas of Washington, DC, and Toronto, Canada, with professional, detail-orientated restoration service. We strive to always do the best job possible, and to leave you 100% satisfied. If your basement is flooded, don’t wait another minute. Your home is your place of comfort and safety. Don’t let basement flooding take that away from you.