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Flooded Basement Restoration

Has your basement ever flooded? Inches of water in the basement are the worst. The thought of damage to items stored there or the possibility of mold growth is very stressful. Numerous other things could happen if your basement floods and none of them are good. That’s why calling the experts at Absolute Restoration LLC immediately will speed up the overall process and get your home or business flood-free and dried out.

Causes for Basement Flooding

There are numerous causes for a flooded basement, not the least of which is leaky plumbing. Indianapolis, on average, receives around 45 inches of rain per year. The state, as a whole, averages between 37-47 inches, depending on where in Indiana you are located.

Heavy and frequent rains can cause a lot of damage. Basement windows that are not weatherproofed can allow rain in from overflowing gutters or an oversaturated lawn. Water can also leak in from wall or floor cracks. Other causes for basement flooding:

  • Basement foundation (the most common cause)

    • Lawn drainage problems

    • Sewer backups (city or home)

  • Clogged downspouts

  • Cracked or lack of sealant

  • Irrigation issues

  • Surface or groundwater sources

No matter the cause of your basement flooding, the skilled professionals at Absolute Restoration LLC can help. Give us a call as soon as possible so your flooded basement doesn’t turn into something more.

Important Steps to Take if Your Basement Floods

If your basement flooding is excessive and unexpected, and your sump pumps are not getting rid of the water fast enough, you should call us at Absolute Restoration LLC at (866) 744-6720 as soon as possible. Our highly skilled technicians will come out, assess the damage, and put a plan together to get your basement dry and ready to use again.

 

If you know there isn’t a structural reason why your basement should flood, one of the first things you should do is to take pictures of the damage. If you have homeowners’ insurance, you may be able to file a claim. The next is to get rid of the water. If the water is too deep to clean up yourself, you will need a professional.

Removing water-damaged items is also important in making sure there are no long-lasting issues, such as mold growth. If the items are irreplaceable, then drying them out is imperative. If your basement is finished, with carpet and drywall, then calling Absolute Restoration LLC will mean our expert technicians coming in and taking care of everything; water removal, drywall restoration, carpet drying, and making sure your property is left the same way it was before the flooding.

If you know there is a chance of electrical issues, for example, if electrical outlets are low to the ground, shut off power to the house. If that is not possible because the electrical box is in the basement, call your electric company and have them turn off the power.

Safety Information

There are important safety concerns to remember when dealing with a flooded basement. Whether the standing water is in small puddles or several feet, unsanitary or just dirty rainwater, safety is a priority. If there is a need to enter the basement, wear boots, gloves, and especially a mask if dealing with the backup of sewage. The floor will also be very slippery, so take care.

If you know the cause of the flooding, such as plumbing failure, turn off the water supply. However, if it is weather-related, take precautions and call in the professionals when it’s safe to take care of the problem.

Also, here are several other safety tips when dealing with a flooded basement:

  • Keep children and pets away from the basement.

  • If your water heater has a pilot light, turn off your gas to prevent any possible health problems when entering the basement.

  • If possible, remove your items from the basement to a dry spot to be sorted. Remember to wear protective gear when dealing with waterlogged items.

  • Shut off the power to the house if there are electrical concerns.

Depending on the type of floodwater, you will want to go through the things that were stored in your basement. If the items are not important, it is best to discard them rather than the likelihood of the items growing mold. If there are important items that you can’t do without, make sure to clean and dry the items well. Sanitizing and deodorizing items may also be a good idea.

Call us at Absolute Restoration LLC at (866) 744-6720 as soon as possible after your basement floods. It is important to get the standing water pumped out and your basement dry within 24-48 hours, or the possibility of mold growth will occur.

Absolute Restoration LLC Services

Whether you are experiencing water, flood, or sewage damage, Absolute Restoration LLC can help. Our expert restoration technicians will come out, assess the damage, and come up with a plan to restore your home or business to its original state. Give us a call at

(866) 744-6720 and ask us about our:

  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Flood Damage Restoration

  • Moisture Detection and Inspection

  • Sewage Cleanup

  • Mold Remediation

  • Fire Damage Rest

  • Storm Damage Restoration

  • Disinfecting Services

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