What To Do If Your Basement Floods?
How Do You Handle a Flooded Basement?
If you've ever had a basement flood, you know how stressful it can be. That's why it's important to understand what to do if your basement floods and who to contact for help. A flooded basement is often caused by more than just one factor, which means that there are several different things you should consider doing to minimize damage and prevent future flooding. In this blog post we'll discuss several different scenarios that lead to flooding (and what could have prevented them), as well as steps that homeowners can take right away after a flood occurs to minimize damage and prevent further flooding.
Steps To Reduce Damage If Your Basement Has Flooded
If your basement has flooded, there are several steps you should take right away to minimize damage.
- Keep a close eye on the water level. Make sure it doesn’t rise too high or get into any other part of your home.
- Call a plumber or water damage restoration specialist as soon as possible after a flood to ensure that no additional damage occurs.
- If you have a sump pump, make sure it is working properly and doesn't need to be replaced or repaired before the next major rain event happens in your area.
Factors That Can Contribute To a Basement Flood
One of the most common is a sump pump failure, which occurs when the sump pump is not installed properly or fails when needed most. Sump pumps are also responsible for removing water from your home’s foundation and moving it outside of your house into a designated drainage system. However, if you have an older model, it may not be able to handle large amounts of rainfall in one go and could cause problems for homeowners in high-risk areas like hurricanes.
Sump pumps need to be checked regularly for proper operation—a clogged filter or worn impeller (the part that pulls water up into the discharge pipe) are just two examples of common causes for premature failure in this type of equipment. Regular inspections will also help you identify any potential issues before they become major problems that damage your home's foundation or flood your basement again!
Call a Plumber or Water Damage Restoration Specialist
As soon as possible after a flood, you should call a plumber or water damage restoration specialist to ensure that no additional damage occurs. Mold can quickly grow in your home if left untreated it can be very dangerous.
If you find yourself in need of assistance with a water problem, SERVPRO of Town and Country is here to help. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle any type of water damage. Our staff will be able to quickly get the work done so that you can get back to normal life as soon as possible.
For more information on what we do or if you need help with your insurance claim, contact us today at (713) 461-2700. We are available 24/7 so don’t hesitate—contact us today!