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What To Do When Your Basement Floods

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Completely flooded basement with a line showing maximum water level higher than 7 feet. Flooded basement in Gelena Park,TX

What To Do When Your Basement Floods

In the event your Galena Park,TX, home experiences a basement flood there are a few important steps to consider. These three steps can help get you started on the restoration process, and put your home back and livable order.

1. Wear Proper Safety Attire

When dealing with a flooded basement it's important to wear the proper safety attire. This should include waterproof boots, gloves, and either waders or coveralls to go over your clothing. You may also wish to wear a face mask. Keep in mind that when you're done working for the day it's important to wash thoroughly, and change your clothing to avoid tracking any contaminants through the rest of the home.

2. Remove the Water

After a basement flood it's important to remove the water as quickly as possible. You can begin this process even before your restoration crew arrives. You may choose to use buckets, a water rated shop vacuum, or a pump. If you live in a high flood-risk area you may also choose to have a have a sump pump installed in your basement before any flooding occurs.

3. Contact a Professional

It's also a good idea to contact a water damage restoration service to help with any cleanup and repairs. These professionals not only have the tools and knowledge needed to deal with the removal of water from the home, but can also begin to dry out the area before taking any sanitation measures that may be required to help prevent the spread of bacteria or possible mold problems. Services of a restoration company may also be included in your insurance coverage.
If you find you have a basement flood it's best to contact a professional as soon as possible. You may also want to wear proper safety attire such as waterproof boots and gloves, and began removing the water as quickly as possible. Once the water is removed the area should be thoroughly dried so repairs can begin. If you have any questions a professional may be able to help.

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