You might think of your basement like you think of your attic - a huge storage area for your Halloween and winter decorations. It might be where you do your laundry. Normally, this room gets treated with benign neglect. You never know what you might find when you go down there next… one day, you might be a victim of basement flooding. This is a dangerous situation for both your goods and the structure of your home.
Prevent Basement Flooding
Basement flooding can happen for any number of reasons. A burst or leaking pipe is the most common reason, but there are special problems that are unique to basements. A basement with a crack in the wall can let water percolate from the outside into the home. Water will always take the path of least resistance. This means that the next heavy storm to come through can drop a surprising amount of water out of that crack. Cracks in a basement wall can spread over time and threaten the stability of your home. They must be repaired!
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Fixing Basement Flooding
Basement flooding has another danger. Standing water in a basement can be electrified if it is deep enough or if it can seep into conduit and form a circuit. Sometimes people are completely unaware there is a problem until their breakers blow or the electricity starts acting funny in the house. You should never enter standing water in your basement until your power has been shut off!
If you discover a basement flood, shut off your power and your water if it is safe to do so, then contact ServicePros for emergency service. We will put you in touch with a local basement flooding professional that can get the water out. The longer water sits in your basement, the more it will damage your valuable possessions and your home. You can’t afford to wait a single hour. In as little as 48 hours, your home can sustain permanent damage.
Once the water is drained and the source of the problem is found, our professionals will fix it or, in severe cases, refer you to another professional that specializes in structural repairs. A basement flooding issue due to cracks in the walls can be a sign of a very dangerous situation that you can’t ignore.
We understand that there is a great temptation to do water damage repair and restoration yourself. It’s just a simple leak into the basement, right? Basement flooding might be one of the symptoms of more serious problems, like cracks in the foundation or other structural issues.
We can also get the water out far better than someone with a dehumidifier and a shop-vac. The professionals at ServicePros have specialized equipment which removes water much faster than what you can find for residential purposes. Calling them today can eliminate the potential of mold and mildew coming from that basement flooding.
Get the water out of your basement today by calling ServicePros. Our qualified professionals are ready and waiting to give you the help you need. Call us today for a quote and same-day service.