Water restoration involves the removal of the excess water from the property, and the complete drying of all affected surfaces.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 20, 2011
Water Damage Local.com is proud to announce services for basement flooding repair, both residential and commercial.
Most basements will suffer some form of basement flooding at some point in their life, simply due to their location as the lowest point in the home. So property owners who have basements should assume that it becomes a matter of "when" and not "if" basement flooding will occur.
Basements are natural attractions for water and flooding, due primarily to their low lying locations, coupled with the fact that water prefers to run downhill. Torrential rains, flash flooding, burst pipes….no matter the source, Ground Zero in the home will be the basement or whatever the lowest level in the structure may be.
Waterproofing a basement is a futile effort, since water will find a way in if there is enough of it and enough force behind it. What can be done however, is take steps to minimize the effects of basement flooding through the relocation of furniture, appliances, and valuables to higher levels. Even the relocation of power outlets and electrical boxes can serve as preventative water restoration. A visit to a local emergency management office can provide detailed information about past flood events, allowing homeowners to determine how much water they may have to deal with and making preparations accordingly.
In the event that the basement is the target, it is important to begin water restoration procedures as soon as possible. This will prevent any additional or long term damage to either the basement or valuable possessions. Water restoration involves the removal of the excess water from the property, and the complete drying of all affected surfaces. Failure to dry everything out may result in problems such as mold, or mildew which can be long lasting and prove difficult to get rid of.
Water restoration as it relates to basement flooding can be a precipitous process. If the water is standing several feet deep, it can become dangerous to pump all of it out too quickly. Doing so may result in sudden pressure changes, putting undue stress on the foundational walls and making them prone to crack or collapse. Water levels should be decreased at the rate of about a third a day to be safe.
Once the excess water has been removed, surfaces will still be wet to the touch, due to moisture being retained by carpet, flooring, even concrete. It will be necessary to remove all residual moisture from these surfaces as well as the surrounding air. Fans, air movers, blowers, and dehumidifiers may be used for this purpose. This part of the water restoration process may take a period of hours or even days to complete. When it comes to basement flooding issues, no stone should be left unturned.
Water Damage Local.com is the nationwide leader in basement flooding and water restoration. Their providers are available 24/7 with a complete staff of trained professionals, proficient in all areas of water restoration and repair, with the latest tools and procedures designed to handle all the various types of basement flooding problems.