What Happens During a Basement Flood Restoration? In the event of a basement flood, there are things you can do quickly to minimize the effects of the flooding. Unfortunately, basement floods can happen at any time. There are a few simple things you can do to help make the best out of a bad situation. Assessment & Decision-Making You’ll want to make sure that you scope out the breadth of damage. This is a good time to call a restoration company if the flood is a widespread issue. There might be some things to think about before or as you call a restoration company. If the flood is all-encompassing, you need help clearing the water but also help later on knowing how to check for mold or mildew from any leftover moisture. Remember to think in short- and long-term solutions when deciding on whether or not to call a restoration company. If there is any standing sewage, even a small amount, never tackle the job yourself. For the safety of all involved, professionals should always be the ones to clean up sewage backups. Safety Checks If your basement has standing water, do not enter it before you know whether or not it’s electrically charged. You may have to call an electrician. Any amount of standing water can electrocute someone if it has enough of a charge. Draining, If Necessary If your basement has standing water, one of the first active steps will be to clear up as much water as you can. A restoration team has tools to make this easy to handle. You’ll want to make sure that every trace of standing water is cleaned up. De-Humidifying the Area To keep mold and mildew at bay, the area will have to be de-humidified. You’ll want to pull as much moisture out of the air as possible. Mold and mildew thrive in cool, damp places. Give your basement a fighting chance against mold and mildew by making sure that all moisture is removed as best as possible. Repairs and Restoration After the initial cleanup of your basement flood, the process moves on to the actual restoration cycle. Hiring a qualified restoration company will help make this step easier. Drying and sanitizing all your belongings that might have been stored in the basement is essential for hygienic reasons. Making sure that all your items stored in the basement are clean will also help keep mold and mildew out of your home. Lean on MD Water Restoration During a Basement Flood In times of trouble, MD Water Restoration’s team of qualified technicians wants to help you eliminate water and flood damage from your home. Give us a call in an emergency. You can also always call to get information about any of the services we offer.