Flood Damage Cleanup | When Basement Flood Damage Needs Professionals

Flood Damage Cleanup | Basement flooding can happen to any homeowner at any time, even if your basement has never had so much as a leak. Most flooding occurs because of heavy rain or rapid melting of snow during a sudden heat wave, but basements can also flood because of sewer or plumbing problems. Sometimes you can handle a bit of cleanup from flood damage, but other times you are going to want to call in the professionals. 

Categories of Flooding

There are three categories of water damage. Category 1 is water that you would drink. Category two is a grey area that includes water from a dishwasher, laundry machine, shower, or tub. Category three is the black area that can be sewage, or water containing harmful chemicals, bacteria, and mud, sand, and silt. 

If the water is category one, you can probably handle the flood damage cleanup yourself; however, if the flooding is due to a category two or three mess, you want to call in the professionals. You will also want to call a professional flood damage cleanup company if the water in your basement is significant. 

What Can the Professionals Do for Me?

Professionals have machines like pumps and hoses that can drain the water out of your basement quickly and efficiently. Large fans, dehumidifiers and cleaning equipment like carpet shampooers can be expensive—even just to rent. Flood damage cleanup is also laborious and can take days to complete. When you hire a professional restoration company to take care of your water damage, you can be sure that the job will get done completely. 

A professional restoration company can also ensure that you won’t experience any mold growth after the damage is taken care of and restoration is complete. If you’re dealing with flood damage, call ServiceMaster of Chesapeake at 843-760-0404.