Basement flooding is an emergency property damage situation that requires an immediate response. The question is, where do you begin? Reducing the damage is key, but so is removing items from the affected area. With the right steps, you can control this sort of disaster and respond to it effectively.
Establishing Safety Precautions
A core step of defeating flood damage is to start off focused on safety. The failure to plan and establish safety precautions can lead to further damage and expenses. We’ll start with an inspection to establish the situation and the best approach. Soil-Away technicians use organized methods to mark the worst areas of flooding and to begin the effort of saving personal belongings and the structure itself. Flood damage cleanup is no easy process, but with the right approach, we can restore a basement to its previous state.
In order for basement flooding recovery to be successful, the proper course of action is a combination of equipment and ingenuity. Soil-Away uses state-of-the-art tools to kick the recovery process into high gear. For example, our truck-mounted pumps ensure that the basement surface is sufficiently dried until there are no standing pools left inside your property.
Even with heavy flooding scenarios brought on by weather or burst pipes, our moisture-sensing equipment detects moisture pockets that affect hidden areas like behind walls and under floorboards. These areas are prone to microbial infestations. Excessive moisture can quickly halt the recovery process. Our restoration/remediation techs use focus and experience to chip away at all the issues that come with basement flooding.
Relocation and Documentation
Since we tend to use basements for storage areas, it makes sense that basement flooding can have mass casualties when it comes to personal belongings. An integral course of action is to relocate and document each item for cleaning or disposal once the excess water is pumped from the basement. Soft goods like heavy clothing, sports gear, and bedding can also be salvageable with quick thinking.
Soil-Away moves wet and damaged items to a safe location to sort them. This process sometimes includes area rug cleaning alongside clothing items. While not every item will survive being submerged, our technicians have a high rate of success.
Comprehensive Drying after Basement Flooding
Following a flooding extraction, the next course of action is to clean and treat the area against microbial growth issues. These infestations stand a chance of returning and creating health hazards for occupants. By using dehumidifiers and air movers, our tech specialists fully dry the basement to pre-loss conditions. While flooding requires a quick response, there must be time to future-proof basements once we secure everything.
Best Course of Action with Soil-Away Services
Soil-Away uses proven methods to give our customers the best outcome. When Mother Nature sends heavy rains and storms, you need professionals to ensure complete recovery. We work with homeowners, major corporations, and property management to ensure that basement flooding recovery efforts go as planned. Call us now at (603) 641-6555 or stop by our website for more information.