BASEMENT FLOODING

How to Clean Up (and Forget the Nightmare) of Basement Flooding
You can cope with the soppy mess.

Here’s how:

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KEY TAKEAWAYS
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

Act fast to reduce repair costs. The longer your basement sits in water, the more it’s going to cost to clean up.

You can clean up some of the icky mess yourself to save money, but a pro is much nicer on your back (and your nose).

Just because you have home insurance doesn’t mean you’re covered. Best to check before a flood happens.

The two most important things a home or business owner can do is; 1-have sufficient flood insurance, and 2- know who to call after a flood. Flood Doctor’s IICRC trained and certified technicians are always on call and ready to help. When Basement Flooding puts your building’s foundation to the test give us a call, with over 20 years of experience, we’ll handle it.

BASEMENT FLOODING CLEANUP

Basements are the most common area of your home to be flooded. Whether it’s from heavy rainfall, a roof drainage problem or a sump pump malfunction, water seems to always find its way into basements. One of the most common causes of basement flooding in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. homes and businesses is sump pump failures due to power outages after storms.

It’s always a good idea to have a battery backup and an alarm system installed. Compared to the costs and headaches associated with having to deal with flood damage cleanup and restoration, it’s a no-brainer. However, if you find your basement flooded, Flood Doctor technicians are trained, certified and ready to get water out of your basement, clean and preserve your possessions, and mitigate and restore your property as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Rain, rain, go away. And sewage backups. And burst pipes. All y’all can GO. AWAY. Especially if they turn your wet bar into a soaking wet bar and your ping-pong table into an island.

Every homeowner with a basement imagines that horror. If it should happen to you, don’t retreat into a fetal position on your couch and hope for a miracle, no matter how much you want to. You can deal with the soggy disaster. Here’s how.

DIY Some of the Cleanup to Save Money

Once the water is pumped out, the rest can be a DIY job. Just make sure to protect yourself with:

  • Gloves
  • Rubber boots
  • Eye protection
  • A mask (especially if you’re dealing with a sewage backup)
  • A nose plug if the smell is really bad
  • Open all windows and doors, and run large fans and dehumidifiers.
  • Scrub water-contaminated walls, floors, cabinetry, or hardware with a soapy solution. Ventilate again.
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But Don’t Feel Like a Wimp if You Want to Hire a Pro

As long as the company you hire is trustworthy and affordable. A small flood might cost as little as $500 to pump out and dry, but a large flood can cost up to $10,000.

 

So just be sure to do your homework on who you hire.

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5 Things To Do So You’ll Never, Ever Flood Again

  1. Install a leak detector and high-water alarm. These small devices notify you before a small leak becomes a disaster, either via an audible alarm or a text message.
  2. Insulate your pipesThawing pipes are one of the leading causes of basement flooding.
  3. Maintain your backwater valve. It prevents sewage from seeping from the septic or sewer system to your home.
  4. Consider a sump pump. Every basement should have one of these flooding saviors.
  5. Flush and dump with caution.Dumping anything besides waste and toilet paper down your toilet or drains is a big no-no — from tampons to grease. These clog the system, causing backups.
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