A flooded basement is a nightmare for many homeowners. Depending on your cellar stairs, discovering an indoor pool can lead to worries of mold, water damage, and ruined personal items. However, it’s not necessarily a lost cause if your basement floods. If you are attempting to figure out what to do in case of a flooded basement, continue reading!
Please shut off the electricity that may be affected by the water when you notice a flooded basement because your and your family’s safety is the top priority. Secondly, figure out the source of the water. Please turn off the water if it’s a broken pipe from some faulty plumbing. Once the water has stopped, eliminate the standing water.
If your basement has a drain built-in to reduce damage during a basement flood and there is still water, inspect it to see if it’s not clogged by debris. If there is no drain, a professional must pump the water out with a pool or sump pump.
Save Your Belongings and Cleanup
Since many people use their basements for storage, a flood can harm the integrity of different personal belongings. Once the water is gone, remove everything from the wet area and put in a warm and sunny environment. A solid 48 hours out in the sun is ideal when drying those smaller belongings.
Next, it’s time to clean up once you have cleared the flooded basement. If necessary, rip up any carpets. Carpet can trap water and develop mold if left untouched for too long. Also, eliminate drywall and insulation that was underwater because these can be infected with bacteria or mold. Ask a professional plumber for cleanup advice.
The water is gone, your personal belongings are dry, and the damaged flooring, walls, and insulation have been eliminated. Now comes damage restoration. Fortunately, an insurance company can help you with this, but ensure to let them know what happened for proper assistance.
Are you dealing with flooding in your property? Quick intervention in plumbing emergencies is ideal to prevent property loss and damage to your property. Don’t wait, B&D Plumbing is at your service. Call us today at (301) 595- 1141 for your emergency needs!
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