Flooded Basement Cleanup and Drying Repair Services
Flooded Basement Cleanup Services Near Me
We provide emergency cleanup and repair services for flooded basements to help return your property to normal as fast as possible. For the past thirty years we have been a leader in disaster recovery, with one sole focus, complete customer satisfaction. Our teams of IICRC technicians are experts in cleaning up wet, water-damaged basements. Using state-of-the-art equipment we can begin to extract water and create a cleanup plan of action even with severe flooding damages. We work to clean up and repair your basement flood damages, often within sixty minutes of your call to our local offices Macomb County, Oakland County and Linn County along with every major Metro Market we service.
Emergency Cleaning Service For Sewer Backups, Storm Damage and Flash Flooding Disasters
Property disasters can come in all shapes and sizes. Water damage to your home is often caused by a mechanical breakdown such as a burst pipe or broken sump pump. During these cases, water damage can be minimal or severe, depending on how long the breakdown goes unnoticed. During heavy rains and severe storms, the potential for basement flooding grows exponentially. In states such as Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin and Ohio where winter weather and severe storms can pop up quickly, owning a basement often involves the challenges of unwanted water.
Professional Water Damage Restoration Company Handles Small and Large Basement Flooding Problems
Property owners who live in areas with a larger potential for home flooding are encouraged to explore flood insurance to protect their contents. In addition, if you have invested heavily in remodeling and refinishing your basement then it would be advisable to have an additional rider policy from your insurance carrier for coverage of these items. Unexpected basement floods can quickly cause thousands of dollars in property damage to your home and contents.
Basement Flood Cleanup Services Near You – 24HR Emergency Response
Cleaning up and repairing a water damaged basement as soon as possible is highly recommended. The best way to ensure your property does not have long-term problems such as mold or mildew is to have the water damages cleaned up quickly and the damaged area dried out thoroughly. Removing excess moisture is a critical part of the cleanup process as it is the best defense against mold growth. When large flooding disasters occur, the team of first responders from our company is there to help. We travel to large-scale disasters. We have helped property owners recover in Newark & Elizabeth City New Jersey, Nashville TN, Boston MA, Des Moines IA, Davenport IA, Atlanta GA, and Providence RI in the past 18 months alone. Our team can be on the scene to help restore your flooded basement 24/7, don’t hesitate to give us a call today! Local market coverage for Troy, Novi, Grosse Pointe, Cedar Rapids, Ann Arbor, Rochester Hills, Farmington Hills, Canton, Sterling Heights, Shelby Township, Livonia, West Bloomfield and Macomb Township, Dearborn and Southfield, Warren , in Illinois in these areas, Aurora, Naperville, Joliet, Arlington Heights , Schaumburg or Elgin and Chicago Illinois as well as Rochester and Minneapolis Minnesota, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Ohio areas Indianapolis Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Professional Flooded Basement Restoration Service Includes
- Water Extraction
- Contents Removal and Cleaning
- Sanitizing and Spraying Antimicrobial to reduce Mold Risk
- Demolition of Water Damage Drywall, Paneling
- Removing Destroyed Carpeting and Pad
- Professional Drying
Water Damage Safety Tips
- Do not enter flooded areas where their is live electricity
- Do not turn on ceiling fans to remove moisture from wet ceilings
- Category 3 (dirty/sewer water) water damage needs to be cleaned with safety equipment such as gloves and masks
- Remove contents carefully, and be aware that water adds significant weight so use extreme caution moving your personal items to avoid injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the common causes of basement flooding?
Basement flooding can be caused by various factors including heavy rainfall, melting snow, clogged gutters, poor drainage around the basement walls, sump pump failure, sewer backups, and issues with the municipal drainage system. Identifying the cause is crucial for implementing the correct preventive measures.
How can I prevent my basement from flooding?
Preventing basement flooding involves several strategies: ensuring proper grading around your home to direct water away from the foundation, cleaning gutters and downspouts regularly, installing a sump pump with a battery backup, inspecting and repairing foundation cracks, and considering the installation of window well covers and backwater valves.
What should I do immediately after my basement floods?
Safety first: Turn off electricity and gas to the affected area. Avoid entering the basement if you suspect electrical hazards. Contact your insurance company to report the flood. Document the damage by taking photos or videos. Remove water as quickly as possible using pumps or a wet vac, and move salvageable items to a dry area to prevent mold growth.
How can I clean and restore my basement after a flood?
After removing the water, dry out the basement with dehumidifiers and fans. Discard water-damaged items that cannot be salvaged. Clean all wet surfaces with a mixture of hot water and non-ammonia detergent or a mold-control product. Consider hiring professionals for deep cleaning, especially for carpeting, upholstery, and if there is significant mold growth.
How does basement flooding affect home insurance and what coverage is necessary?
Not all home insurance policies cover basement flooding, especially if caused by external sources like natural disasters or sewer backups. It’s important to review your policy and consider additional flood insurance or specific endorsements for sewer backup and sump pump failure. Keep detailed records of your belongings and any upgrades to your home to assist with insurance claims.