SERVPRO Pumps and Pumps Water Out of Your Mt Airy Basement After Flooding
The Best Way to Drain Water Out of a Flooded Basement After a Flood Damage Experience
By properly planning and implementing everything through practice, we can handle disasters such as flood damage when they come knocking. The preparation phase needs to include our loved ones. For instance, if we come up with a fire escape plan, the plan becomes a success once we practice it and come up with a way of exiting every room. If you live in Mt Airy, this September gives you a chance to learn how to prepare for such incidents.
Though every second counts during flood damage restoration in Mt Airy, our SERVPRO technicians perform some actions carefully. For instance, it is not advisable to hurriedly pump water from a flooded basement when the ground outside is still full of water. If that happens there are chances of the basement collapsing since the pressure of the outside water is pushing the walls inwards. It means we have to balance the inside and outside pressure to protect floors and walls from possible cracking and collapsing.
We are going to look at some of the steps we follow when pumping water out of a flooded basement. When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at the site, we first make sure the electricity is off before entering the basement. Since most basements do not have adequate ventilation, we avoid using gasoline-powered pumps indoors to avoid creating carbon monoxide fumes. After the level of the water has gone down around 2-3 feet, we may have to wait for some time and see whether it can go back up. If it goes up, we have to repeat the previous step until it stops going up.
Our SERVPRO technicians shovel the mud the flood water leaves behind to prevent possible health hazards. We also clean the silt and debris out of flooded heating and air conditioning ducts. Changing their filters is also necessary to prevent the system from blowing contaminated air around the basement. At the end of cleaning, we apply EPA-approved disinfectants to prevent possible bacterial and fungal growth.
SERVPRO of Manayunk works around the clock to offer cleaning and restoration services that meet both residential and commercial needs. Call us at (215) 482-0800 to have our experienced technicians restore your flooded property.
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