If you’ve ever had water damage in your basement, then you know that the best way to fix it is by cleaning up all of the water and getting a professional to dry out and clean the area. However, there are some steps that you can take on your own before calling in a contractor. This blog post will cover 7 ways you can start fixing your water damaged basement today!
Steps Are As Follows:
Step One: Shut off power sources such as gas lines or electricity before water mitigation work is done
Step Two: Install an air barrier system if it doesn’t already have one installed
Step Three: Check for water damage using a water meter and moisture/wetness detector
Step Four: Gather materials such as plastic sheeting, tarps, trash bags to cover furniture that should not be moved due to health hazards or potential damage (i.e., televisions)
Step Five: Remove all interior wall finishes using a scraper if necessary but make sure floor is dry before doing so- remove any damaged insulation first then set up fans for drying out the affected area(s) of your home
Step Six: Dry floors by laying down layers of blankets over carpeting areas where possible; use high powered dehumidifiers in rooms with wet carpets until they are completely dried out which can take days or even weeks depending on the extent of the water damage
Step Seven: After restoring power and gas to the house, turn on your refrigerator- extreme cold will stop any bacteria growth that could develop post flooding of your home.
After you have dried out all affected areas of space in your home or business, be sure to change the filter for your air conditioner as well as furnace filters if applicable.
With all of this info in mind, the best approach is to find professionals that can help restore your home or business back to its original condition.
To find out how much this type of job costs, contact qualified contractors near you today! (231)720-5360