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Basement Flooded? Immediate Actions to Take

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Basement flood in Whitehall This flooded basement in Whitehall was caused by a recent rain storm.

With all of the heavy rains recently we have been receiving many calls about flooded basements.  Many homes have fully finished basements, like this home in Whitehall.  The following are some tips if you encounter a flood in your basement.

  • If you have electronic devices or appliances in the basement, do not enter until you have shut the power off to your home.
  • Once electronic devices are removed or unplugged, start extracting as much water as you can.  If your sump pump failed, you may need to buy a new one to drain the water.  Removing the water as quickly as possible is key.
  • Next you will need to remove all damp/wet objects, such as furniture, to an area where they can dry out.  Carpet and carpet pad should be removed if the water was from outside or sewage.
  • After all damp items have been removed from the area the drying process should start immediately.  Air movers and dehumidifiers will help dry your basement the fastest and minimize chances of mold growth.

Too overwhelmed by these tips?  SERVPRO of Muskegon has IICRC trained professionals and industrial equipment to make sure that the job is done right.  We are Here to Help.

Is your basement flooded?  SERVPRO of Muskegon can help, 231-733-7601

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