Flooded Basement Cleanup

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.

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What To Do If You Discover A Flooded 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. 

  • Sewage Backup – If your flooded basement is the result of a sewage backup, you should stop using facets and do not use or flush the toilets. If living in city limits, call the sewage manager and report the issue, however, if your home uses a septic system, you must call your local septic company and have the tank pumped to end the flow of water. 
  • Burst Pipes – If you have a burst or leaking pipe that is causing a basement flood, you should turn off the water. 
  • Groundwater – if groundwater is seeping into the home the only solution is to remove the water, then consider waterproofing the basement and foundation of the home.

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!

What Items Can Be Saved In A Basement Flood 

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. 

  • Flooring & Carpet – If the floors and carpet have experienced minimal damages and exposure to the flood, they should be salvageable. The carpets and flooring should be professionally dried, cleaned, and deodorized. 
  • Furniture – Affected furniture should be cleaned and then treated with an antimicrobial. After these steps have been completed the furniture should dry outside (depending on the weather), or seek professional steam cleaning services. 
  • Clothing – All clothing should be washed with hot water and disinfecting detergent. If the clothes of other textiles will not be damaged by bleach, we suggest adding bleach to ensure all contaminants are eliminated.

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Sam Fox
Sam Fox

16:57 05 Mar 19
Roy was super helpful and professional! He is very detailed in his work and I highly recommend consulting him on your mold issue.
Jeff Carrier
Jeff Carrier

17:20 16 May 18
So grateful I call Kidd’s Restoration. They did the job right the first time, took care of me and my wife with respect and had the friendliest technicians. It was a water damage that was later discovered to find mold. They did everything start to finish including repairs. I highly recommend calling Kidd’s Restoration for any of your restoration needs.
Kevin Reinert
Kevin Reinert

17:16 16 May 18
Had a devastating home fire and Kidd’s Restoration responded fast to secure my home and get it boarded up. Afterwards they worked with my insurance adjuster to make sure everything was going to be done correctly and they cam to an agreed upon price with the insurance. The process, considering a major home fire, could not of been easier!
Tim Hayden
Tim Hayden

17:14 16 May 18
First time using Kidds Restoration and Cleaning and I would use them again if I had to, let’s hope I don’t, lol. We had water damage in our closet, not a huge area but they still took care of us like we were their only customer. Definitely recommend you go no where else and hire Kidds Restoration for you water damage cleanup.
Casey Clark
Casey Clark

17:12 16 May 18
Had water in my basement and Kidds Restoration took care of it immediately. They responded same day, extracted the water in the basement and had my house dry within days. They were a life saver.
Cari Zello
Cari Zello

14:52 13 Sep 16
I have used this company for 15 years. They are professional and do an excellent job. They have always helped me out when I am in a jam. I highly recommend them.

 

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Professional Basement Flood Cleanup 

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!

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