Standing Water in Your Home?
Your first step is to contact us to get us on scene to consume this homeowner disaster and guide you through the process. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to support our valued customers during this stressful time. After you contact Campbell Restoration, here is a helpful list of what you can do when your basement is flooded.
What steps to take when your basement floods?
From late autumn through early spring, homeowners across the country are faced with increased rain fall, colder temperatures and, in many cases, extreme amounts of snowfall. Increased precipitation means your basement is left faces the potential to flood without warning. Flooded basements cause serious headaches for thousands of consumers every year.
In many cases, damage to basements can wreak havoc on more than just one room. The structural integrity, foundation and even framing can be damaged by just one major flood. Large amounts of mold and mildew will likely appear, causing significant health issues for you and your loved ones.
Whether large amounts of snow have melted around your home, a local river has overflowed or broken gutters have caused your basement to flood, the following steps should be taken immediately to prevent as much damage as possible:
Call a Professional
After a major basement flood, you must hire a professional to inspect your home’s foundation and frame. Hire a foundation repair contractor to inspect your basement and fix any outstanding problems.
To avoid future floods, any drains that are installed incorrectly or potential soil issues around your home should be resolved immediately. A drain professional and landscaper should both inspect your home and surrounding property to ensure you can avoid future flooding emergencies.
Shut Off Your Electricity
If your basement has flooded, do not wade through the water. First, shut off the electricity to your basement by flipping the breaker for the designated area. Even after you’ve turned off the electricity, be especially careful about potential issues near wall outlets or exposed cords.
Dispose Of As Much Water As Possible
Immediately begin to dispose of as much water as possible. Use a wet vacuum or large bucket at first, and put a call into a sub-pump contractor or flood cleanup crew to handle the bulk of the job for you. While a bucket may help at first, finishing the job by yourself will take hours.
Dispose of Your Carpet and Remove Appliances
Once the majority of the water has been removed, hire an appliance technician to ensure your appliances are working correctly, and then remove them from your basement.
Remove any carpet in the affected area as soon as possible to avoid potential issues with water soaking into the floor of your basement. Removing carpet as soon as possible will also help with preventing potential mold or mildew issues.