Have you recently experienced a basement flood and are wondering what to do next? At Kidd’s Restoration, we are your trusted, local water damage restoration experts.
Basement floods can happen in an instant with no warning and are usually linked to improper exterior drainage systems, heavy rain, or even a malfunctioning sump pump. Many unfinished basements, will have drains throughout the structure to drain any water that may enter the home and prevent flooding. Some homeowners will also utilize the use of sump pumps to pump any excess water out and away from the property, however, if the sump pump malfunctions a flood may occur in the basement.
Stop The Water
Prior to this step, avoid the flood and turn off the electricity to avoid electrocution or electrical damages throughout the home. Depending on how the water is entering the basement will depend on how the method used to stop the flow of water.
Record The Damages
For homeowner’s insurance claims, you should record all the images using a phone or camera, and save the images in multiple places to ensure they will not be lost.
Call Kidd’s Restoration
At Kidd’s Restoration, we know how stressful a flooded basement can be, so we have a 24-hour emergency service hotline and dispatch team that is available 365 days a year. Our team will arrive on-site and immediately begin the water damage restoration process to dimish the chance of additional damages, and restore your home back to the safe haven it once was!
If properly restored and cleaned, the following common items found in basements can be saved and avoid replacement. Items such as computers or other electronics should be inspected by a professional to determine if salvageable.
Cleaning up a basement flood is tricky and sometimes dangerous if dealing with black water. Also, if the water is not properly extracted and dried, mold will begin to grow in the basement, which can lead to structural damages and health complications for you and your loved ones. The water damage restoration professionals at Kidd’s Restoration have the experience and skills to remediate all of your basement water damage issues. We offer 24/7 emergency water damage services 365 days a year – call today!