How Can I Recover a Flooded Basement?
SERVPRO Performs Efficient Flood Damage Recovery in High-Risk Areas.
Why Does Basement Flooding Occur?
In Niagara Falls, the most common cause of the flooding is from rain and thunderstorms. Persistent rainfall can put a massive amount of stress on your home's drainage system and plumbing. Your sump pump, which is usually pushing rainwater away from subterranean areas of your home, can become overloaded. When there is too much water, the pump burns out, which can lead to significant flooding in your basement. SERVPRO can help mitigate losses by bringing high-pressure pumps to your property, which can pump water up and out of your basement.
What type of floodwater occurs from rainwater?
If your property suffers from flood damage in Niagara Falls, it is likely due to rainwater. Fortunately, rainwater classifies as one or two on the scale of water contamination. Unlike flash flooding, where there is a high risk of disease, rainwater flooding usually poses a lesser threat to your health. However, if you discover flooding in your property, it is essential to contact SERVPRO immediately. Large bodies of water can interact with pre-existing soiling in your home or degrade in a short time, requiring more aggressive restoration.
What can I do to prevent rainwater flooding?
- Maintain gutters and internal plumbing in the house to avoid blockages
- Perform regular checks of your sump pump
- Store emergency power generators in case of an outage
Is it possible to use restorers in a power cut?
SERVPRO can bring portable generators to your property if there is a power outage in the area. Portable generators are not particularly efficient. However, the priority is to remove standing water quickly to reduce the likelihood of permanent damage or water degradation. We can perform these emergency services using portable generators before switching onto the mains for longer-term drying once the power returns.
Rainwater flooding can cause significant damage without timely intervention. Contact SERVPRO of North Niagara County at (716) 299-0330.
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