• Flooded Basement? You Need These 3 Tips!

    Don’t mess with water damage until you read this.

    Pooled Water in Basement

    Do you have water damage from a flooded basement? Before you do anything, there are some things you should know. You need these three tips:

    Tip #1: Don’t Do It Yourself

    When you have a small amount of water it can be tempting to try to clean it up yourself, but when you have water in your basement, the best advice is to step away and let the professionals take over. Water can go in places you can't even imagine, and it takes an expert to know where to look for it and how to get rid of it.

    Tip #2: Timing is Critical

    The longer water sits untreated, the more damage it can do. The biggest issue is often mold growth, which can start in less than 24 hours when water is present. This is why getting a water damage specialist to your home as quickly as possible is the best way to ensure a successful clean up.

    Tip #3: Water Extraction is Key

    The number one priority when you have a flooded basement is simply getting the water out. That’s why water extraction is the first and most important step in the process. Water damage specialists have state-of-the-art equipment to pull out the water from every area of your basement, including under flooring, behind walls, and under cabinets and appliances.

    A flooded basement can be a nightmare on many levels. Destruction of property, destruction of your belongings, and facing the cleanup are all things you could be dealing with if you have water in your basement. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. For professional water damage restoration, contact our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners, 24/7.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, March 09, 2016
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