It can be incredibly frustrating to repair damage to your home. When it comes to basement flooding, it’s no joke, because all it takes is one crack or hole to allow water inside. It’s not only inconvenient but expensive to fix and clean up. There are also dangers to look out for, and The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh want to help! Here’s what to look out for:
Flooding could cause not only foundation damage, but entire wall collapses. Because the entire home rests on the foundation, it should be inspected and repaired by a professional quickly. The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh offer free estimates and can repair foundation cracks, bowing walls, unstable foundations, and collapsed walls. Our top-selling repair product is Rhino CarbonFiber® Wall Supports for weak or bowing walls.
Basement flooding could be due to sewage backup, and once it enters your home, it brings foul odors and harmful bacteria, and any skin contact could be dangerous. Call a professional plumber to help, and reach out to the city about the sewage issue.
Mold and Water Damage
Flooding will damage walls, flooring, belongings, electrical, and more. Wet environments are hotspots for mold growth, which is dangerous to you and your family’s health. Mold causes respiratory issues, allergies, skin rashes, irritation, and eye problems. The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh can waterproof your basement to prevent flooding from occurring! We offer several products and add-ons such as drains, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers to assist with improving the health of your basement. In terms of water damage, a damage restoration company is your best option for water cleanup and removing the damaged belongings.
If the water rises high enough to reach electrical wall outlets, electrical equipment, or belongings that use electricity, take caution! Don’t wade into the water, and contact the electric company to shut off the power! Once power is off, begin removing the water and dispose of any electrical items that were submerged in water.
The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh want you to be and feel safe in your home from basement flooding. A good preventative measure is to frequently inspect your basement for holes, cracks, bowing walls, mold, mildew, or moisture. If you notice any of these, give us a call at 412-561-9512 and we will come to give a free estimate.