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Your Basement is Flooded - Now What?

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with a flooded basement is never easy, but that doesn't mean that it must be entirely difficult, either. Thanks to technology, homeowners no longer must use the bucket method to clear a room of standing water. Rather, they can count on pieces of equipment such as sump pumps, trash pumps and shop-vacs to suck up water and spit it out outside, where it belongs. If you have two feet of standing water in your basement, call your San Angelo SERVPRO flood remediation team, or invest in the following: 

• Sump Pump 
• Trash Pump 
• Shop-Vac
• Truck Mount
• WaterBUG

Of course, these pieces of equipment are costly, and though they can clear a room of standing water, they do nothing when it comes to actually cleaning up the damage. A storm remediation team can help clear your home of standing water and perform the cleanup measures necessary to prevent mold growth and other secondary damage. 

Steer Clear of the Water

If you don't have a sump pump or some other piece of water-ridding equipment already installed, you should steer clear of the water entirely. You never know where the water came from, and for all you know, it could be black water. Instead, stay on dry ground and snap photos of the damage from above. Send these to your insurance agency. 

Contact the Professionals – SERVPRO of San Angelo (325)942-0414

Flood remediation teams are quick to respond, as they understand that the longer water can sit, the worse the damage becomes. When your home begins to flood, contact your SERVPRO of San Angelo restoration team ASAP. The right team can help clear your basement of water, save not-yet-damaged belongings and clean items that have already been touched by floodwater. 

If your home is in a flood zone, talk to an expert about measures you can take to mitigate storm damage. Some such measures may include buying and installing certain pieces of equipment, such as a sump pump and truck mount.

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