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Water Damage: Basement Flooding

water damage cleanupIt’s no secret that basements are prone to flooding. They are the lowest levels of our homes, often have water heaters or washing machines that can leak or have a burst pipe, or poor landscaping can cause floodwaters to enter your home during severe weather. But what you do when your basement floods can have a significant impact on the amount of water damage your Ogden home suffers.

So take a minute and think about what you would do if you found your basement full of water. What caused the water damage? If it’s a broken pipe or leaking appliance, do you know how to turn the water off? Do you have a plan for removing the water yourself, or will you call a water damage restoration company to handle it for you?

Preventing Basement Water Damage

Despite the fact that basements are one of the most likely areas of our homes to experience water damage, there are things you can to do to limit the amount of damage that occurs. Sump pumps can be installed in your basement to remove water and direct it away from your home in the event of flooding. You should also make sure that your gutters direct water to drain away from your home, and that your water connection lines are in good condition.

Cleaning Up After Water Damage

When your basement floods, the source of the water must be stopped before cleanup can begin. You either need to wait until flooding subsides or shut off the water source to stop water from entering your basement. When there is a significant amount of water present, it is imperative that the water be extracted as quickly as possible and that drying begins within 24 hours to prevent mold growth.

The best way to ensure that water is removed quickly is to hire a water damage restoration company that has the equipment and experience to safely remove the water quickly. They will have advanced equipment to extract as much water as possible, and can speed up the drying process to reduce damages.

Water Damage Cleanup in Ogden

Swift Restoration provides emergency water damage cleanup services in Ogden and throughout Weber County. If you experience basement flooding, call Swift Restoration as soon as possible to reduce your total losses and return your home to normal.