Your Flooded Bristol Basement Can Be Dry Again When You Call SERVPRO For Help
Sometimes during heavier rains, it is possible to experience basement flooding, even if your basement has not flooded badly before. It is understandably very upsetting to discover this disaster and find your personal items damaged or destroyed by water. However, when this happens to you, SERVPRO can help you dry your basement and your possessions out.
Before they get to your home in Bristol, it is important to remember that depending upon the source, water in your basement can contain viruses and bacteria, and could present an electric hazard as well. Plus, pumping out a basement that is severely flooded can lead to potential water damage to your foundation walls.
SERVPRO specializes in cleaning up flooded basements and is just a phone call away. While you wait for them, there are some things you can do. If a washer hose, pipe, water heater or another source of pressurized water has failed in your home, hundreds of gallons of water can be released each hour, quickly filling up your basement. The water can even rise as high as the windows in some cases.
In these cases, with a failure in your plumbing, the first thing to problem-solving is to turn off the plumbing that is causing the problem. Be careful to remain dry as you do this since the water could be a danger to step into as stated earlier. If you do not think you can turn the water off safely, wait for professional help to arrive.
After the cause of the leak is stopped, you need to take any valuable possessions you can out of the water as soon as it is possible. Again, take care when removing items, and if you are not comfortable doing so, SERVPRO gladly does this for you after they arrive. They can also help you to determine what items are salvageable and restore them for you as well.
While the drying out process is being performed, the basement could be humid for a few days, so any personal items like documents, fabrics, and photos are removed to protect them. They might look okay now, but mold could grow on them soon. You should also make sure to get pictures of all the damages for your insurance company.
SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion has years of experience in helping dry out basements in homes. If your basement floods, don’t delay in calling us at (276) 525-1910 so we can dry out your home and possessions as soon as possible and avoid further damages.