Basement Water Damage 101
Summer in Maryland means summer storms. Unfortunately for many homeowners,
summer storms mean summer basement flooding. Even more unfortunately, for
many homeowners summer basement flooding means summer basement water
damage! If you are dealing with the aftermath of basement flooding and basement
water damage, here are our best tips for getting your home back to normal.
Get Rid of the Water
Once you make sure that all electricity is turned off in the flooded area, get rid of the
water that is in your basement. If you don’t have power and don’t have another
method of removing the water, towels and mops can do the trick if it isn’t a large
amount of water. If you have a lot of water in the basement, use a wet/dry vacuum
plugged in far away from the water damage to get the water cleaned up.
Dry the Area
Drying the area is quickly as possible is critical to ensuring the water damage isn’t
severe. Open up windows in the area to allow for some air circulation. If any drywall
was damaged, cut away portions that were touching water. This drywall is damaged,
and will crumble and rot if not properly removed immediately.
Disinfect the Area
Once the area is completely dry, begin the disinfecting process. You will need to use
a powerful disinfectant to thoroughly clean everything in the affected area. If you
are not thorough, dangerous waterborne bacteria can be left behind and lead to
bigger problems for you and your health down the road. Disinfecting the area also
helps to stop mold growth, which is another big health risk in the aftermath of
basement water damage.
Many homeowners believe that they cleaned up a water flood in their basement
without issue, but discover mold years down the road. Call All Aspects
Waterproofing the next time you have a flood to make sure your home is clean and
Basement Waterproofing for Your Property from All Aspects Waterproofing
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact
All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over
30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a
great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and
we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866- 999-
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