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How to Handle a Basement Flood

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

basement window Basement floods can be very a hassle and dangerous, especially when the damage is very severe.


Floods in your basement can create a real mess. From soaking up your carpeting to floating your boxes of books and sopping sofas, looking at the flood damages in your basement can make you feel overwhelmed. 

However, when this disaster happens, don’t lose your mind. What you need to do now is to act quickly to stop the water and make everything look good again. Are you confused about how to get on it? Here are essential tips on how to handle a basement flood.

1. Drain out the water.

When flood evades your basement, don’t delay! Drain out the water as fast as you can. Meanwhile, you would have to remove all the electronic devices or any other harmful items in the basement before stepping into it. 

Get your buckets or hoses to drain out the water to prevent your basement from further damages. If the basement water is more than 2 feet, you need a professional mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO Of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael right away. 

2. Remove every damp object 

The first step in drying out your basement is to remove every damp object to a dry place where you can dry them separately. This step will make the whole drying process more comfortable.

While removing the damp objects, make sure you also remove your wet carpet to dry and reuse. You need to be aware that you may need to replace your carpet if the damage is beyond repair.

3. Dry the wet areas 

After removing the damp objects in your basement, the next step is to dry out the wet areas. You can rent industrial blowers or use fans or air conditioners to make it easier. Dehumidifiers can also help to dry out your basement faster.  

4. Scrub the floor 

if you use vinyl tile or any other hard surface in your basement, you may have to scrub the floor with a solution of one cup of chlorine bleach and one gallon of water. Ensure that you wear protective eyewear and rubber gloves while using this chemical.

Basement floods can be very a hassle and dangerous, especially when the damage is very severe. However, you don’t have to deal with the hard work yourself. These valuable tips from experts give you good start until a professional team can come and help. Our team is here for you 24/7 and will come to you quickly to assist in your water damage needs.

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