If your basement has flooded, you are going to want to act fast to clean up the mess and get rid of all the water in your basement. Acting fast will help save the items that you store in your basement and will help protect the structure of your basement from getting too damaged.
Turn off the Electricity
The first thing that you should do when your basement gets flooded is turn off the electricity to your basement. You do not want to get shocked by a light or appliance that is plugged into an electrical outlet and turned on.
Locked your breaker box, and turn off all of the circuits for your basement. Make sure that you have them off before you venture into your basement and start cleaning up.
Get Some Lights
Since you turned off the power to your basement, you are going to need to be able to see. Get some battery operated lights to take down to your basement to help you see. If your basement is partially above ground and has any windows, open up the windows so that you can see.
Get Your Sump Pump Working
If your basement has a sump pump, hopefully, the pump was triggered when the water entered your basement. If the sump pump was not triggered when the water entered your basement, you are going to need to turn on the sump pump and get it working.
The sump pump is one of the best ways to get the water out of your basement.
Start A Bucket Line
If the water is really deep, you are not going to be able to just mop it up, you are going to need to remove it. One way to do that is by setting up a bucket line. Get some friends and family to help, and start a line sending buckets of water up and out of your basement. This may take a while, but sometimes hard work is necessary to get rid o the water in your basement.
Use a Wet Vacuum
In addition to a bucket line, set up a wet vacuum in your basement. This will help you literally suck the water up out of your basement. If the water is really deep, use a bucket line and a wet vacuum. If the water is shallow, a wet vacuum and some mopping may be all that you need to do to get the water out of your basement.
Once the water is out of your basement, it is time to start focusing on saving what you can in your basement. A water damage restoration team can help you with this task. To learn more, contact a company like Puroclean Certified Restoration Specialist.Share