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What should I do when my basement is flooded?
Last Updated: 29th February, 2020
- Remove water. Get water out as soon as possible.
- Dry it out. Use dehumidifiers and fans to move air around, discouraging the growth of mold and mildew.
- Scrub flooring.
- Examine and clear gutters, downspouts and drains.
- Freeze your assets.
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Considering this, what do you do if your basement floods?
Depending on the amount of water, you can use a sump pump, a pool pump, a wet/dry vacuum or a mop and bucket. Sump pumps are located in the lowest part of a basement and work by sending water away from the home after a flooding. Move damaged items out of the basement to dry in a well-ventilated area.
Subsequently, question is, how long does it take to dry out a flooded basement? Completely drying out a flood can take anywhere from twelve hours to a few weeks, depending on the size of the flood and method of drying used. KADE Restoration has all of the necessary equipment and personnel to make sure your home is dried correctly, thoroughly, and as quickly as possible.
Just so, how do I get water out of my basement fast?
If your basement is only partially flooded, you can suck up standing water using a wet-dry vacuum. Otherwise, you'll need to call in a plumber or a disaster mitigation specialist to pump the water out. After pumping the basement, it may be necessary to run a dehumidifier to help dry out the area.
Why does my basement flood?
While most often flooding occurs during big rains or rapid snowmelts in the spring, it can occur even during dry weather. There are a number of reasons why basements flood. Flooding can occur by seepage or flow through the walls or foundation floor, from surface water sources, or by a sanitary or storm sewer backup.