How to Handle a Flooded Basement in Your Boardman Home
With spring in full swing here in Boardman, you can expect some heavy rainfall. Unfortunately, this can lead to some unpleasant results for homeowners. Flooded basements are all too common and can be extremely stressful when it happens. Luckily, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is here with a complete guide on how to handle a flooded basement in your Boardman home!
- Preventing Flooded Basements
This is easier said than done, but the best way to handle a flooded basement is to prevent it from even happening. You should clean out your gutters and position your downspouts to drain water away from your home. Also, installing a sump pump can be a great investment if you’re willing to spend a little extra on prevention.
- What NOT to Do
Before we talk about what you should do if you experience a flood, let’s look at what you should avoid doing. Don’t leave wet fabrics in place, hang them. Do the same with colored objects, move them off the floor/carpet. Avoid using any electrical appliances in the affected areas and don’t use a household vacuum to clean up any water.
- Actions to Take
It’s time to look at a few things you can do in your Boardman home if your basement floods. Remove some excess water with mopping and blotting, as well as wipe away water from wooden furniture. Gather loose items from the floor and turn on the A/C for maximum drying. For a full list of Do’s and Don'ts on water damage, click here.
- Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County
Water damage is best left to the professionals. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make any disaster look “Like it never even happened.” Those action tips are what you should do prior to help arriving, but the bulk of the work should be done by us!
Call us today at (330) 609-8543 or visit our Website to see our full array of water restoration services. No matter the disaster, we’re here to help!