What to Do When Your Basement Floods

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New England has experienced a lot of rain this summer, and flooding has been a serious concern in some areas. If you’ve experienced flooding where you live, basement flooding is also something you have to think about. Whether it’s already happened to you or you’ve been lucky enough to avoid it this summer, it’s important to know what to do when your basement floods. Basement flooding in Massachusetts can cause serious damage to your home, and you want to be prepared.


Do you know what to do if your basement floods? Don’t worry! Our team at Global Basement Waterproofing is here to help you handle basement flooding in Massachusetts.


Remove Important Items

Once you’ve determined that it’s safe to go down into the basement, start by removing anything the water could damage. Unplug any electronics and bring them upstairs to dry out if necessary. However, if the water is too high to remove electronics safely, leave them be and have a professional handle it. Rescue anything else that might suffer water damage before moving on to the next stage.


Get the Water Out

The next thing to do is get as much water as you can out of your basement. If you have a sump pump, make sure that it is working properly. Depending on how much water there is, you may be able to remove it with a wet/dry vac. If you don’t have a wet vac, you can borrow or rent one. Whatever method you choose, get as much water out of the basement as you can.


Dry Out the Basement

Once you’ve removed as much water as possible, you want to dry out your basement. A wet basement is the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. If there are windows or doors, open them to let some drier air from outside in. Place fans and run a dehumidifier to help get the moisture out of the air.


Prevent Future Flooding with Global Basement Waterproofing

One basement flood is more than enough. To avoid basement flooding in Massachusetts in the future, you need the team at Global Basement Waterproofing. We will assess your home and your basement, looking for problems with your foundation, drainage, or other factors that can cause basement flooding. We’ll recommend repairs and upgrades and if we think you should add a sump pump.


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