When your basement floods, it can be a nightmare. The whole process of draining the area and preparing the damage can be really intimidating. Alpine Cleaning and Restoration recommends that you follow these steps so that the clean up is more effective:
Stay SAFE and Recognize the Risks! Please DO NOT Risk Serious Injury
A flooded basement can be a serious health and safety risk. If your basement floods, follow these rules to make sure you stay safe.
Avoid going down into the basement if possible.
In severe basement floods (water covering the basement floor to a depth of an inch or more), it’s best to stay out of the basement until the water is pumped out by a professional. Standing water in your basement can contain harmful bacteria, so wear protective clothing if you have to enter the area.
DO NOT touch electrical wiring or fixtures.
ALWAYS turn off electricity and natural gas before going into a flooded basement. Electrical devices other than a battery-powered flashlight put you at risk of electric shock, so avoid using them.
If it’s safe, Try to Determine the Cause and Shut Off the Failed Plumbing or Water Source as Quickly as You Can!
Heavy rains leading to swollen groundwater levels cause the majority of basement floods. Some basement flooding is caused by plumbing, or other water source failures. If a water pipe, washer hose, or other pressurized water source fails, it could spew gallons into your basement. In this type of situation, your first step in solving the problem would be to turn off any failed plumbing to prevent more flooding. Sometimes the source of unwanted water is obvious, such as a busted water line. In other cases, water may be leaking into your basement in different areas. You may need to took carefully to find them.
Call Alpine Cleaning and Restoration and We Will Be There to Help ASAP!
Alpine Cleaning and Restoration Specialists are professionals who come to the rescue when you need someone to pump out a flooded basement. We have the equipment to dry out your home before rot and mold has a chance to settle in. You will want to have us visit your home within 48 hours to avoid mold growth. That’s why Alpine Cleaning and Restoration Specialists promises a 1-hour response time to all flooding emergencies. Get in touch with us and we will be there imediatley.