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Causes and Solutions for a Flooded Basement

Basement Waterproofing Seattle WA

Posted by on June 10, 2016

The first thing you instinctively want to do when your basement floods is panic, after all it is no small issue when the bottom of your home is filling up with water. Upon discovering a flooded basement you will want to stay calm. Basement floods can cause irreparable damage to your home and belongings. With the right steps you can save your home and wow visitors when you tell them the story later on, because they will not believe the room was ever filled with water.Below are some tips to help you repair a flooded basement and maybe even help prevent another flood from occurring.

House flood insurance concept with a generic residential home damaged during a flooding disaster by severe weather or hurricane causing environmental damage and economic hardships affecting the real estate industry.

House flood insurance concept with a generic residential home damaged during a flooding disaster by severe weather or hurricane causing environmental damage and economic hardships affecting the real estate industry.

First you want to discover where the water is getting in from. It could be from a number of different sources. Some of the most common reasons for a flooding basement are a leak in the plumbing, washing machine mishaps, and problems with landscaping or severe weather. Once you know where the water is coming from you of course want to do everything you can to stop the water. Once you have got the water under control you will want to turn off all power to the basement by turning off the main breaker. Always turn off the power before entering the basement when there is water in the basement to avoid any chance of accidental electrocution.

Next you will want to call a professional water damage restoration company. They will begin with removing all of the standing water usually with a pump. After all the water has been removed from your basement , they will bring in industrial equipment to get your home dry. This is very important you want to get your home dry as quickly as possible the more time spent drying the more you will need to spend in restoring or reconstructing your home.

Let the restoration company  take care of the structure while you clean up everything that was in the room that flooded. All surfaces should be washed with an antibacterial cleaning solution. Once everything is clean you will want to take the necessary steps to waterproof and seal your basement from future flooding.

All Kleen has a 24 hour emergency water damage restoration team. We have equipment capable of cleaning up any size of water problem. Call us right away and we can  help communicate with your insurance company to get your home back in shape as soon as possible. We can even work out a payment plan if you don’t have insurance to cover the damage.

 

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