Flooded basements are common in the winter and spring in upstate New York. We service Albany, Saratoga, Warren, Bennington, Washington, Schenectady, Rensselaer counties, and the surrounding upstate New York area.
As the storms intensify, make sure that your sump pump is working properly, if you have one, and check on your basement after heavy rain. Water can find its way through cracks and holes of your basement walls and foundation. If you notice water in your basement give KPM Restoration a call for a quick response to minimize the water damage and prevent additional damage to your home. Our water removal and drying process ensures that your basement is completely dry, and that your property is back to normal.
We are experienced in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly. Our water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to validate your property is dry.
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24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service
A flooded basement can happen at any time. That’s why KPM Restoration offers 24/7 emergency service. We’re available to respond immediately, and be on site within an hour.
Certified and Experienced Water Restoration Specialists
Our water damage certified professionals have the expertise and training to properly dry your basement, store and clean your possessions, remediate mold, and rebuild if they’re is any structural damage to your home.
Common Causes of Basement Flooding
Most basements are vulnerable to flooding and there can be many potential causes of water in your basement. Here are some common causes of a flooded basement:
This could be a leaking pipe, waste line, a busted washing machine supply hose, leaky air conditioner, or a leaking water heater.
Leaky Basement Foundation
Be sure to keep your gutters clean of debris. Any water overflowing out of the gutters is running down next to the foundation. Even if the water is not entering the basement, it could be eroding soil from under the house footings, which can lead to cracking of walls.
Leaky Basement Windows
Landscape slopes can also lead to water leaking through basement windows and foundations. Does your yard slope away from your home? It should. Look for any depressions in the ground next to the home foundation walls. If any are found, fill in with dirt so the water drains away from the house. A larger problem may require a civil engineer to determine the appropriate solution.
How to Deal With a Flooded Basement
Don’t Enter a Flooded Basement
Don’t risk injury by entering a flooded basement. If the flooding is severe, wait until the water is pumped out of your basement. The water can contain harmful bacteria. If you must enter, wear rubber boats and don’t touch any electrical wiring or fixtures.
Remove the Water
If you don’t have a sump pump, call a professional restoration company who can remove the flood water as soon as possible. Waiting will just increase the chances of structural damage to your home.
Deal With Your Damp Objects
Remove all damp objects from your basement. It’s important to keep your possessions on shelves and off the floor in order to increase the chances of preserving your items if your basement floods.
Dry the Area
Your basement won’t dry on its own. You’ll need industrial blowers and dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture, and minimize chances of mold growing. KPM Restoration has all the necessary equipment to thoroughly dry your basement.
Take Steps to Prevent Mold Before It Grows
Damp, dark conditions are the ideal environment for mold to flourish. Mold can pose a health threat, and if you discover mold in the weeks after the flood, you might have to remove sections of drywall.
Check the basement every day after the flood, and keep an eye out for mold. If you see a suspicious-looking spot, clean the area with solutions found at a hardware store. Any spot larger than 10 square meters or a musty odor may require the services of a mold remediation company. Check out our article Do I Need Professional Mold Remediation?
Identify the Underlying Problem to Stop Future Floods
One of the most important parts of the process is to remedy the root of the problem
Should you call a water damage restoration company to help with your flooded basement? You may want to consult one if the water is more than a feet deep, if you see mold developing, or you don’t know what caused your basement flood. Many times restoration companies, such as KPM Restoration, can work directly with your insurance company to help with the claims process.