Discovering Your Basement is Flooded

Basement Flooding and Water Damage

One of the worst nightmares for any home-owner is to discover basement flooding and water damage when they wake up in the morning or return from a business trip or a family vacation. Several reasons can account for flooding and water damage to a basement.

  • heavy rainfall,
  • storms,
  • leaking sewage pipes,
  • bursting or freezing of water pipes,
  • hydrostatic pushing down of soil water into the basement
  • collapsing of sump pump system

Basement Flooding Can Have Serious Consequences

Basement damage can be apocalyptic when the sewage system runs over and the crashing of sump pump system. When the sump pump fails, the water from raw sewage is pumped back through the bathroom walls, floor drains, and toilet; grey marks of dirt are on the floor and walls, and the foul water is an extremely dangerous health hazard. Another worst case scenario arises when nasty molds grow in the stale water in the basement. Mold formation takes around forty-eight hours – so to preclude any structural damage to the basement and onset of respiratory tract diseases, it is imperative that home-owners do their best to dry out the area by using vacuums, de-humidifier devices or fans.

Recovery From a Flooded Basement

To restore damage from any future occurrence of basement flooding and water damage, contact Your plumber to repair any damaged or non-performing sewer equipment or broken water pipes.  Call in your local water damage restoration contractor that have the proper equipment to remove that water and the commercials blowers and dehumidifiers to dry the area out. Since a flooding basement can turn out to be an expensive water clean up and restoration, it is advisable that you opt for purchasing flood insurance policy BEFORE such an event occurs