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My Basement is Flooding—Now What?

water damage repair layton, water damage cleanup laytonWe’ve all had a moment of panic where we can’t remember if we locked the door, unplugged the hair curler, or turned off the running water. However, in most cases, we comfort ourselves in thinking that the disasters related to these mistakes are rare and only happen to other people. Statistics show that 98% of all American homes will be affected by water damage during their lifetime. The causes of these floods can range anywhere from sewage backups or leaky pipes to natural disasters or lack of proper home maintenance. No matter how it happens, the result is always devastating and demands immediate action in order to keep your home as safe as possible. It is important to act quickly, efficiently, and safely to keep you, your loved ones, and your home in the best shape possible, and for as long as possible.


It is important that you address the water damage in your home as soon as you are able to do so. If left unchecked, your home may be made subject to hazardous mold growth, structural damage, and a whole string of problems that will arise in the future and generate not only stress-induced headaches but can also pose serious health threats. However, in your haste, you should not panic. If you jump headfirst into water damage, you may place yourself directly in harm’s way. To save yourself time and take care of the damage as quickly as possible, call a professional restoration service. They provide immediate emergency responses and know exactly how to address the damage in your home so that your home is back to normal in no time.


You may be tempted to throw down a few towels and turn on a big fan and trust that once the surface dries, the damage is over. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Water damage typically permeates the surface of what we can see. Only a restoration service is fully equipped to professionally address problems we may not even know exist, and can prevent your water damage from splashing out of control right beneath your nose. By calling a restoration service, you can trust that the job will be done right the first time and handled as easily as possible.


Above all, never, ever try DIY or quick-fix solutions to water damage on your own. Water damage can carry all sorts of harmful contaminants and debris, and if it has come into contact with outlets, plugs, or appliances, it can also carry an electrical current. You also might not have the acumen necessary to find all the potential hazards caused by water damage, and might inadvertently put you and those in your home directly in harm’s way by trying to handle it on your own. Homes are repairable, but you and your loved ones are precious, irreplaceable, and deserve to be safe.  You can secure the area by shutting off all power or water sources and keeping clear from the area or connecting rooms. 

If you are or already have experienced water damage in your home, no need to panic. The best thing to do in the situation of flooding in your home is to call a restoration service like Swift Restoration in the Layton are to handle your water damage quickly, efficiently, and safely. You can call them at (801)657-3496 for 24/7 emergency service.