Basement Water Extraction
Causes of Basement Flooding
Basement flooding can happen unexpectedly. As the lowest point in your house, water may collect in your basement. What might start as an overflowing dishwasher on the main floor can result in standing water in the basement. There are many different ways that water can get into your basement and cause a flood, and no matter what the cause is, it is a major headache.
From high rainfall to storm surges, the weather is uncontrollable. Although you may know a storm is coming and make certain preparations, flooding cannot always be prevented. Even after the storm passes, water can get trapped inside your basement.
Burst Pipes and Broken Water Lines
Older pipes can become corroded and burst unexpectedly. Other times a poorly planned construction or landscape project can break a water line. In the winter, uninsulated pipes notoriously freeze and burst, unleashing an onslaught of water.
Overflowing toilets and sewer line backups can result in basement flooding with severe health risks. Unlike rain or clean water that just provides an environment for mold to thrive, sewage floods are a biohazard situation as well.
Over time, appliances wear out or get clogged. When a dishwasher, washing machine, or water heater fails, water will find its way into your basement.
When rain falls and snow melts, the water soaks into the ground. As more water saturates the ground, the water table rises. If your basement has cracks, even microscopic ones, the rising water will find a way in.
A sump pump can help to remove that water, but if it fails or the ground is highly saturated, more water can enter into your basement faster than you can get it out.
How to Extract Water from a Basement
Regardless of what causes flooding in your basement, once that water gets in, you need to get it out as soon as possible. When you call ServiceMaster Albino, we work through the following steps quickly to get your home or business dried out and looking like new.
Remove Standing Water
Extracting water from your basement is the first step. Regardless of how much water is there, we will remove it. Using powerful pumps and vacuums, we suck out every last drop of standing water.
Dry It Out
After the standing water is gone, it is time to dry out all the moisture. Water can soak into the floors, walls, wooden supports, and anything else you have in your basement. We have air movers that allow air to circulate into even the tightest spaces, promoting evaporation and dehumidifiers to pull the moisture from the air.
As the basement is drying, we use moisture detectors to make sure not just the surface is dry but that water that is soaked in has been removed too.
Damage and Mold Inspection
Mildew and mold can start growing after even the shortest exposure to water. Being in a building infested with mold can cause health problems. After your basement is thoroughly dried out, we will inspect it to see what lasting damage there is.
Should we detect mold, our team will work quickly to remove it.
Working with ServiceMaster Albino
The ServiceMaster Albino team includes highly-trained professionals. Since basement flooding happens on its own schedule, our team is ready to respond 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. When we arrive at your property, we will assess the situation and provide you with a free estimate. Throughout the process, our team will keep you in the loop. We create a personalized action plan and let you know exactly what we are doing during each step of the process.
A flooded basement can feel like a nightmare, and having to handle the insurance claim can make things worse. After your basement is dried out and back in pre-water condition, we will work directly with your insurance company so that you can have a little extra peace of mind.
For over 35 years, ServiceMaster Albino has been helping the greater Waterbury area recover from water damage. Until your basement is back to normal, life is stressful, so we work fast and efficiently to minimize the impact on you. From the moment you contact us to the final goodbye, our team will provide you with the best customer service.
If you have standing water in your basement or water damage from past flooding, please give us a call at (203) 753-0666 or contact us online so we can help you get your home all dried out.