Guides on Flood Repair Service
The basement can be damaged by flood water brought about by natural causes. Natural causes can produce basement flooding, natural causes would be heavy rains, hurricanes, or thunderstorms. Other agents of basement flooding, are described as instances or just circumstances; gutters, faulty appliances, burst water pipes, foundation cracks or damages, leakage and seepage, poor and damaged drainage. The flood can be just a few inches deep or more. It can even accumulate higher and cover the entire house. The flood damage can be more severe in the basement if the storm last for a long period of time, the affect is greater on the basement flooring and walls. This will create a potential health hazard brought about by mold and mildew growth. Therefore, it is a must for the homeowner to quickly initiate a basement flood restoration strategy with the help of flood repair professionals.
Identify the source
The flood water removal, either by homeowner or a repair company, will require identification of the cause or source of flood water. This cause or source must be fixed immediately and a necessary and proper repair must be quickly done to avoid greater damages, and to prevent the future recurrences of this problem. If there are foundation cracks or damages, these must be instantly treated and repaired. These are dangerous not only in the basement but the entire house as well. Busted water pipes can be attended alone or by plumbing company. Almost all causes of flooded basements can be attended to by professionals; they have the technical know-how, appropriate techniques and equipment to carry those tasks.
Water and debris removal
Water and debris removal from a flooded basement can be difficult to remove depending on the flood water level and the extent of the flood damage. The water main valve and electric main power supply should be shut down to prevent possible electrocution. If the basement is heavily flooded, it is best to seek help from a certified flood repair company or professional. This will release the homeowner from the difficult and devastating task of flood water and debris removal left from flood damage.
Flood water and debris removal is the most tedious task in a basement flood repair operation. The water can be pumped by using buckets, pails, appropriate vacuums units, pumps and other sophisticated heavy-duty equipment in case of severe flooding. Excess moisture should be drawn out of the basement, it can cause mold and mildew growth affecting the health of all house hold members. This is accomplished by using fans, blowers, or dehumidifiers. Items left in the basement should be removed, such as books, documents, toys, furniture, carpet, and other important accessories. The restoration technician can restore these items by thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing and complete drying.
After removal of water
After immediate attention and treatment to the underlying cause of basement flooding and complete removal of excess moisture as well as important things from the basement, it may be necessary to check and repair other possible causes of basement flooding to prevent future flood damage. The items recovered from the basement must under go a thorough cleaning, disinfection and deodorization.