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What To Know About Basement Floods

11/6/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded basement After a flood, it is important to hire an expert for cleanup.

What To Know About Basement Floods

After a flood, it is important to hire an expert for cleanup. If you don't hire someone with experience in water damage repair and mold remediation, you could be doing more harm than good. You also want to make sure that your home doesn't have any structural damage.

Sources and Types of Water Damage

It’s important to know what type of water damage you have so that you can determine how long it will take to dry out your basement. The following are some common types of basement water damage and how they occur:

  • Foundation leakage -- Water seeping through cracks around windows and doors is most likely due to foundation issues and should be addressed immediately. This could lead to further structural problems if left untreated.
  • Roof leakage -- If you notice water coming from your roof area it likely means there is a leak somewhere on your roof shingles or gutter system. You may also notice mold growing along any outside walls where this moisture collects before dripping down into your basement.

There are three different categories of water damage: 1, 2, and 3. Each of these categories requires a different kind of approach when it comes to mitigation and restoration. 

Consequences of Water Damage

Water damage is the leading cause of mold growth in homes. Mold can cause health problems, like respiratory issues and fever, so it's important to have your basement cleaned up as quickly as possible. When water saturates the flooring and walls, it can weaken the structure of your home and even cause it to collapse if not addressed expediently. Mold can grow on any surface or hidden area of your basement, including the floors, walls, and ceiling tiles. 

Call the Experts

If you are considering doing the clean-up yourself, it's important to know that a major flood is not something that should be taken lightly. Water has a way of seeping through cracks and crevices, into places where it can't be seen, and when it does so it often causes mold growth. Mold can cause health issues for you and your family if left untreated. If you're not sure what steps need to be taken after a basement flood, it's best to hire an expert who will make sure all of this gets taken care of in a timely manner. The experts at SERVPRO of North Central Austin have all the right equipment needed for cleaning out any sort of basement flooding situation as quickly as possible while ensuring they get rid of all mold before leaving your house or office space.

If you have a basement, you know that it can be a great place to store things. You may even have an old washer and dryer down there. However, if the basement floods and your things get ruined or destroyed, it's important to hire someone who knows what they are doing. If you do not hire someone who knows what they are doing, they or could make matters worse by not properly cleaning up the area. They may also leave behind mold which will require some sort of treatment in order for your family members to be safe again.

Call SERVPRO of North Central Austin for any flooding restoration needs you have! We will get your Austin, TX home or business back to normal as soon as possible!

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