Heavy Storms Hitting Detroit Area Causing Basement Flooding Problems

Here we go again…the weather in Michigan has not been friendly to homeowners who have invested in finishing their basements. With one of the wettest month of May’s in history the latest batch of severe weather is going to create more water damage problems for property owners. The heavy rainfall will be fully testing home sump pumps and basement drying systems in efforts to try and displace the flooding. The severe storm system hovering over Southeaster Michigan today has already caused substantial flooding problems in communities from Grosse Pointe to Ann Arbor.

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Cleaning up a basement flood involves three major components:

Water Extraction
Cleanup and Demolitions
Repairing and Rebuilding

Jarvis has over thirty years of flooding and water damage restoration experience and has full time IICRC restoration technicians on call 24/7 to assist with storm damage cleanup. Depending on the size and degree of water damage devastation, the process could be as simple as using a shop vac as a DIY project to a major basement flood that requires the use of truck mounted extraction machines. Once the water has been removed, the key to ensuring you avoid a mold problem is drying the structure. Utilizng a large variety of dehumidifiers can help to reduce the time required to dry your property, including wet areas that are naked to the visible eye.