There’s nothing that will ruin your day quite like stepping into the basement and finding a few inches of water. While this can be caused by several types of basement water problems, from busted pipes to flooding and broken sump pumps, the important thing is to ensure the safety of your household. After turning off the electricity and running water and trying to identify the source of the leak, the next step is to call a trusted company to clean up the damage and restore your basement. Call AllPhase Restoration for services in Columbus, OH. We work with all insurance companies!
When a basement flood leaves your carpet soaking wet, call us for carpet drying and cleaning services.
What To Expect During Flooded Basement Cleanup Services
When your basement floods, leaving a couple of inches of standing water in the area, the water can not only ruin your personal belongings but can also get absorbed into the walls and flooring. When this happens, it’s important to contact a professional to properly clean the area and restore your basement.
Professional basement flood cleanup service companies can use special equipment to dry out your basement, repair or replace drywall, clean and restore any carpeting you have while working to preserve the structure of your home and prevent mold and mildew or bacteria from growing.
Problems Flooded Basement Water Problems Can Cause
A basement flood can quickly lead to problems other than having water in your home.
- There can be contamination and infection growing in the standing water.
- Mold and mildew can form on damp areas.
- Wet drywall and cinderblocks can absorb the moisture and lead to other health and structural problems.
Having a certified technician pump and extract the water is the first step to getting your basement flooding controlled, get your mold and moisture issues handled, get your basement dried up, and get your basement restored to its original state.
Wet drywall can lead to the formation of mold and mildew. To prevent potential risks caused by these issues, call us for wet drywall repair services.
Potential Causes of Basement Flooding
One of the best ways to deal with basement flooding is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. You can limit your risk by being aware of the potential causes, such as:
- Leaky foundation
- Heavy rainfall
- Poorly sloped yard
- Poor basement sealing
- Weeping tile failure
- Faulty pipes
- Malfunctioning water heater
- Malfunctioning sump pump (or none at all)
- Poorly working gutters or improperly installed downspouts