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My Basement Is Flooded, Now What?

Whether your neighborhood experienced a historic rainfall overnight or a pipe burst, your basement is now flooded. How do you being to address cleaning up the mess? All is not lost! There are five things you can do to work toward fixing the damage quickly and safely.

  • Get the Water Out: If you don't have any floor drains, the water will likely pool in low areas. Buy or rent a pump from your local hardware store. Using the pump and a garden hose, you can send the extra water outside into the yard or drain. If it's more than a few inches, a local plumber may have bigger pumps available.
  • Remove Soaked Carpet, Upholstery, and Wallboard: Once the water is out, you need to dry out anything that got soaked. Small floor rugs, curtains, and clothing should be washed and hung to dry. Carpeting, couches, and mattresses will likely need to be thrown out as there's no way to determine what was in the water and no way to clean them thoroughly. Wet wallboard must be removed down to the studs. Mold will grow if it isn't.
  • Use a Dehumidifier:  You will want the area to be completely dry before you disinfect. A dehumidifier will help speed up the evaporation process. You'll need to empty the collection bucket often.
  • Stop the Growth of Bacteria: Once the floor, remaining furniture, and walls are thoroughly dry wash them down with soap and water. After that, use a mix of 1 tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of clean water to kill any remaining bacteria and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. This process can be used on any small items that were caught in the flood.
  • Call a Licensed Restoration Company: If you don't have the time needed to address the flood yourself, give a licensed restoration company a call along with your insurance company. They'll be able to stop the spread of germs with a rapid and thorough response.

A flood restoration service may be your best choice to help with water damage cleanup, contact the team at Jarvis Property Restoration today. 

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