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Flooded Basement Clean-up Lincoln Square

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

If you have descended the stairs into your basement only to find it flooded with murky dirty water, you’re probably wondering what the heck happened? Basement flooding Lincoln Square can usually be attributed to inadequate drainage around the walls, torrential downpours during storms or a faulty sub-pump. Basement flooding can occur not only in wet conditions such as heavy rain or rapid snowmelts, but it can also happen when the weather is dry.

What should I do if my basement is flooded Lincoln Square?

For your own safety, it is important that you do not enter a flooded basement for any reason. First, if the power is still on you run the risk of electrocution, and second water can harbor bacteria that is harmful to your health.

If you find your basement flooded then call our expert team, SERVPRO of Ravenswood, who will bring a flood clean-up and restoration team as soon as possible. If you are able to call within the first 24-48 hours, then you limit the amount of damage caused to your Lincoln Square home or business, and therefore reduce the cost of the repairs. When SERVPRO of Ravenswood arrives, they may ask if you know where your electricity, water, and gas shut off valves are. Do not worry if you are unsure our trained technicians will locate these valves and switch them off to make the area safe prior to starting any assessments or mitigation.

Once the area is safe, they will assess the area to ascertain the cause if not readily apparent. They will then use special equipment to remove the water from the basement enabling them to assess the damage caused by the water. This can include damage caused by water penetrating the walls where waterproofing has failed as well as flooring damage if you have a carpet installed.

They will also move content that are irretrievably damaged from the basement so that the damp, moisture and secondary damage cannot spread from these items and cause further issues.

After the main body of water is removed, they will begin the dying & dehumidification process, drying the area completely removing any moisture - if caught early enough this will stop mold spores from developing in the basement of your Lincoln Square home or business. If mold has already started to develop, they will remove all instances of mold both external and internal to the walls to make certain that the infestation is gone and will not return.

If the problem was a burst pipe or faulty sump pump, we highly recommend you contact the appropriate tradesmen to repair the cause so that the flooding does not occur again.

The final step to our process is cleaning and sanitizing. Our technicians will carry out what is necessary to complete the cleanup process, to the highest standard, and with the least amount of impact to you and your Lincoln Square home or business.

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