Water damage from flooding is a major concern for anyone with a basement. It can cause many problems, from mold and mildew to soggy drywall and crumbling foundation walls. If floodwaters have seeped into your basement, you need to find the source of the flood and repair it as soon as possible. But there are some steps that you should take immediately after a basement flood before the arrival of professionals.

Never enter a flooded basement.

When you handle flooded basement restoration yourself, please do not put yourself or your family in danger by turning the power on to the flooded area whether it has been drained or not.

Contact the water damage experts at Safeguard Restoration if you suffer from a flooded basement. Water can be devastating to your home and its structure, but repairs can be made before the water damage becomes more severe with prompt actions.

Remove the Water

If your basement is flooded, don’t reach for the shovel—you could damage the flooring, which you’ll want to repair before adding new carpet or floorboards. Remove all wet materials to assess the damage, but leave enough so that you’re not at risk of damaging items. Remove electronic devices and other things that were in danger of getting wet. Once everything is safe, remove the remaining water with a pump. Then mop thoroughly with clean towels.

Deal With Your Damp Objects

Whether you are attempting to salvage wet items or preparing to dry out the basement, you probably wonder how to deal with all of the wet stuff. Start by purging any damaged items beyond repair, and move the rest into a safe, dry location. If your basement is deep enough, collect buckets and bowls, even kiddie pools, and fill them with clean water to expedite the drying process.

Prevent Mold Before It Grows

Don’t let mold take root. Instead, call the professionals to help you keep your home safe by identifying any hazards you aren’t able to see. Before the next rain hits, give your home the best chance to stay dry.

Prevent Future Floods

The only way to stop basement flooding is to fix the problem that caused the water to flow. If you were affected by a flood, we’re ready to help you prevent another one.