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4 Steps if your basement floods

9/6/2023 (Permalink)

Article at a glance: 

  • Common causes of basement flooding
  • What to do if your basement floods

If the worst case does happen, what can you do to save thousands in water restoration and keep your family safe? Follow SERVPRO’s simple guide to keep your belongings and family safe. 

4 Things To Do When Your Basement Floods 

  1. Shut Off Electricity - Shut off electricity immediately. Not only will this keep your family safe, but will save you thousands in appliance replacement once the water has been cleared. SAFETY TIP: If you are wet or in water, DO NOT attempt to turn off the electricity because this is an electrocution risk. Remove yourself and anyone else from the premises and wait for emergency services. 
  2. Find The Source - If it is safe to do so, enter your basement in protective clothing and locate the source of the flooding water. This might be an open window, or clogged drain. 
  3. Start Removing The Water - If the damage is minimal, begin removing water with towels or a wet vacuum. This will help remove the bulk of the water, and fast track you to removing excess moisture in your basement. 
  4. Get The Air Moving - Once the water has been removed, and flooding has stopped, open windows and doors to begin circulating air through your basement. This will help remove any leftover moisture, and stop any further damage to your belongings. 

We hope that this has helped and you have found value. If you have any further questions regarding professional water removal and water damage restoration please call us on 304 428 7378 or click here to contact us.

The Team at SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties.

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