The strange things happening in the solar system took us from a steamy stagnant heat to this cool down pour. This rain is supposed to keep coming until late this afternoon into the early evening. So please drive safe out there and remember one thing... We do water extraction!
Water Extraction is a tricky job.
For a lot of people this is a one time issue. Water gets into the basement because the gutters are not the cleanest or drainage in the water was mislead. However, for some this is a chronic problem. Rock basements are the absolute worst for letting water in, but this happens with all types of basements. So what can we do to help you?
We have been doing water extraction for years with a sister company, Disaster Restoration Pros. We come in and use a tool called the claw that pulls water out of your carpet and pumps it into a tank. Therefore, the water does not go back to your yard. It goes with us and is then routed to the nearest storm drain to prevent re-flooding your home. Additionally, we use fans to dry the carpet. Some companies pull out the water, but leave the carpet and pad damp which causes mold and mildew to grow in and beneath the flooring. We also come back and do mold testing to ensure that you are not going to have issues with mold in the future.
How can you prevent water in your home?
You can have your basement looked at by a waterproofing company. They will tell you how to treat the foundation or adjust the landscape to improve the dryness of your home. We have a few companies we reference if you are interested in this service. However, until then we suggest you keep all of your stored valuables in plastic totes versus cardboard. As for finished basements, you could purchase your own fan to run during the rain where the water is coming in, you could make sure you have a fully functioning sump pump, and/or treat the legs of furniture to not deteriorate with the incoming water.
If your basement floods tonight or you want to have your house tested for mold from previous flooding, please call! We are happy to come take a look at anything!