How We Handle a Flooded Basement After a flood occurs, your first step should be to hire an expert. As a home owner, your main concern is protecting your family and your property. Similarly, as restoration experts, our main concern is protecting your property and minimizing damage. A flooded basement can quickly cause substantial damage to your home. In many cases, large household equipment such as your furnace, water heater, and water softener may be stored in the basement. If these items become irreparably damaged, the cost of a flooded basement skyrockets. Here is how our experts handle flooded basements quickly and effectively to protect your property. Ensure Safety There may be significant safety issues brewing on your property regardless of the cause of your flooded basement. Flood water can be extremely unhealthy due to toxins including waste, fertilizers, or river water overflow. Our experts are trained and prepared to professionally handle your situation and ensure safety. Our experts follow a specific set of procedures and safety precautions when dealing with your flooded basement. We begin with wearing the appropriate hazard gear and shutting off all electricity. We also test the water and determine what level of contaminants it contains. Safety of your family and property is one of the most important reasons to employ an expert to deal with your flooded basement. Minimize Damage Experts have the right tools to remediate the damage of your flooded basement. While you may be able to remove flood water with a water vacuum, you are wasting valuable time. An expert will use specialized equipment to remove and dispose of water as quickly as possible. The longer flood water stands, the greater risk there is of structural damage and irreversible damage to belongings and furniture. By calling in the experts, you ensure that water is removed as quickly and effectively as possible in order to minimize damage. Restore Your Property After all the water is removed from your flooded basement, we will thoroughly dry the basement to eliminate all moisture. This is an important step to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Afterward, we clean, decontaminate, and sanitize everything to make the area livable again. We understand your desire to return to a normal living situation as soon as possible, and we work to make that happen. Experts Make a Difference Although not everything in life requires an expert, ensuring your home is returned to its pre-flooded state does. We also renovate your property to rebuild any structural areas that may have received heavy flood damage. We keep accurate paperwork, including photos, to support insurance claims and ensure you receive compensation for your damage. While a flooded basement can be devastating, you shouldn’t have to handle water removal and clean up alone. If you are in need of flood repair services, contact Get Restoration Experts today.