What to Do If Your Basement Floods

Basement Floods remediation - restoration 1When your basement floods, you need to take immediate action to limit the damage. The sooner you start cleaning up the better. There are specific steps that will help ensure that your internal structures and furniture are rescued from the deluge of water.

Safety First

There is a real risk of electrocution if there is a lot of standing water in your basement. Do not enter the area until the electricity is turned off at the mains. To avoid serious injury or a fatality, at Restoration 1 we recommend bringing in the professionals to handle the cleanup.

Remove Water

If you have a wet vac, you should remove standing water as quickly as possible to protect your floors, drywall and furniture. If you don’t have a wet vac, Restoration 1 can bring in an expert cleanup crew to remove the water and clear up any mess.

Quick Dry

It is important to ensure that any residual water is dried to prevent mold finding a home in your basement. Use dehumidifiers and fans to circulate air around the basement. Do not position the dehumidifiers close to walls as the air will not circulate effectively.

Vinyl Tile & Linoleum

In many flood situations, vinyl tile may need to be removed to ensure proper drying. Homeowners should discard vinyl sheets but tongue and groove may be able to be saved. Make sure to clean remaining linoleum and vinyl floors because flood water from the outside is very dirty. Restoration 1 uses plant based disinfectant that kill over 99.99% of germs. These solutions are virucidal, fungicidal, bactericidal, and tuberculocidal. If you are not confident, Restoration 1 can provide professional services.

Gutter & Drain Inspection

Make sure to check drainage from the basement. You will need to wear rubber gloves and check for any debris, such as leaves, blocking the drains and gutters. Exercise extreme caution when dealing with a flooded basement as you have no way of knowing what you are putting your hands in.

Restoration 1

Restoration 1 is available 24/7 to provide excellence in service to our customers. We can handle your cleanup quickly and effectively. You will have peace of mind knowing that flood damage is limited to the time it takes you to pick up the phone and make that call.

Once we arrive at your property, our cleanup crew will work diligently to restore your basement to the condition it was in before the flood. All our team are fully trained and committed to getting the job done to your satisfaction. Contact us at (612) 268-6734 if you are dealing with a flood crisis and need immediate help.