Regardless of whether you live in a new home or an older home, heavy rains can cause flooding, rivers and sewers can overflow and the excess water can enter your basement through drains, windows and doors, or seep into the home through the foundation.
Flooding Causes Extensive Damage
Water damage in your basement may be caused by storm damage, a fire, overflowing natural tributaries like rivers, lakes and streams, or even sewage backup. When a basement floods, water damage can be extensive and affect things like your home’s furnace, water heater, washer and dryer, furniture, stored belongings, not to mention the flooring or drywall in a finished basement. Unfortunately, it’s not just the water that must be cleaned up, because special measures need to be taken to prevent mold growth, as well.
Cleaning Water Damage in Your Basement
A water damage restoration company, like our own, will typically inspect the flooded area, remove the water, and dry and dehumidify the affected areas. The next step in the water damage restoration process is to clean and sanitize affected and salvageable items. Particularly with electronics and appliances, a water damage restoration specialist will safely assess the items to determine if they, too, can be salvaged.
Flood Waters Can be Dangerous
Because the water that floods a basement can be contaminated with a whole host of things, including viruses, bacteria, and other microbes, it’s very important that you call in the experts to assess and manage the situation. Do not touch the water without proper safety equipment and/or clothing!
Call a Water Damage Restoration Company at the First Sign of Flooding
If the basement of your Saskatoon home has flooded, time is of the essence. Contact us immediately and we’ll respond quickly with a team of water damage restoration specialists and the equipment that’s needed to handle the situation swiftly and effectively.