What Should You Do If Your Basement Floods?
If your basement has flooded due to a busted pipe, stop the flood as quickly as possible by turning off the source of the water.
When dealing with a flooded basement, put safety first and do not enter the basement without taking the proper precautions. Because water conducts electricity, you need to shut off the power by turning off the circuit breaker or fuse box. If your circuit breaker is located in your basement, do not try to access it yourself. Instead, call an electrician, who can help you determine if it’s safe to enter your flooded basement.
Once it is safe to enter, remove any belongings or valuables that you might have stored in the basement. Keep children and pets away from the basement at all times. Standing water can become stagnant and unsanitary to enter. Call our professional team at Disaster Restoration Group to remove the water for you.
Why Should You Remove Flood Water Quickly?
Standing water can lead to health issues, including allergies and mold growth, as well as cause costly structural damage to your home. Extracting the water and beginning the clean up process as soon as possible will save you time and money in the long run and reduce the stress caused by the flood.
Pump Out Services
If flooding is due to a natural event such as a storm, then the area around your home’s foundation will be flooded as well. Before the water can be pumped out of your basement, you must wait for the water around the exterior of your home to recede.
At Disaster Restoration Group, we use powerful submersible pumps and industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums to remove large volumes of water from your home as quickly as possible. A large hose connects to the submersible pump and transports water out of the basement and into a portable extraction unit.
After the water is pumped out, our experienced staff will inspect any carpet or flooring to determine if it should be removed to protect the subfloor. We will also inspect walls and ceilings for damage.
Dealing with the aftermath of a flood can be stressful. Call our professional staff today to help you through the process.