How do you handle a flooded room?

Your first culprit with flooding issues should be the plumbing. You will want to have your pipes looked at by a plumber before you worry about getting the water out of the area.

Try to figure out where the water is originating and attempt to stop it from continuing to pour out.

Basement Flood Damage

If your basement begins to flood, you may have little control over the water collecting there. It is likely your sump pump has stopped working or that sewage issues are causing a backup into your basement.

When water starts coming through the ceiling or the wall, you can know with practical certainty that the plumbing is the problem. You can disconnect water flow to the entire house to temporarily deal with the issue. You could also have a machine that isn’t working properly, such as a washing machine or a refrigerator. Try to locate the source of your problem and disconnect that appliance. Your shutoff valve for the premises is usually at the front of the building. It is often near the water meter. You can drain out the water that is still in the pipes by opening the faucets.

Then you should consult a restoration company. Our restoration services respond quickly, often as fast as 90 minutes from your call. We are able to remove water from your basement or other affected areas and dry out the space rapidly. We cannot stress how important it is to act quickly to reduce the risk of water damage and mold growth. Try to remove any porous materials from the affected area and let them dry out. The more water these items absorbs, the greater the damage will be to them. You don’t want to wade into sewage though, if that is what is flooding your area. Wait for one of our professional staff to come assist you first.

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