Water in your basement can be a slushy, dangerous, disgusting mess. It can soak into your carpeting, seep through your wooden flooring and subflooring and leave unwanted odors. Furthermore, water in your basement could lead to another major problem – mold growth! This is why it’s imperative that you act fast when you notice water backing up and accumulating in your basement. Call New Way Cleaning and Restoration. We will help return your basement to pre-damage conditions efficiently and effectively.
If you notice water in your basement, it could be due to a number of factors. These issues might differ based upon whether your basement is finished or not. Some commons reasons for water damage in the basement include:
- Improper basement sealing
- Basement needs waterproofing
- Sump pump failure or lack of sump pump
- Blocked or improper basement drainage systems
- Extreme weather conditions and flooding.
- Burst water pipes.
- Sewage backup.
- Improper plumbing systems.
- Leak in the basement
- Groundwater seepage
These are some of the most common causes of water damage in your basement. However, there could be a mix of these problems working together or even other issues, which can be hard for homeowners to detect on their own.
How You Can Try To Prevent Basement Water Accumulation
There are many things you can do as a homeowner to prevent some causes of water accumulating in the basement. While there is never any guarantee that your home’s basement will stay dry forever, being proactive can make a major difference in the degree of damage in your home.
Always make sure to properly have your home’s basement waterproofed. This is especially important if you live in flood-prone areas, on sloping land, or have a history of leaks in your basement. Leaky basement foundations can cause beams to rot or your home’s foundation to be compromised. If stormy weather is coming soon, inspect your basement’s windows; if you have time, make sure its waterproofing is secure.
When there is plumbing in your basement, make sure to install proper systems and have regular inspections. Also avoid improper disposal of toiletries, kitchen grease, and food scraps. These items can lead to obstructions, blockages, and leaky pipes, even in your basement living spaces.
However, the most important action you can take to reduce the chances of water accumulating in your home is to call an expert whenever you notice a problem. At New Way Cleaning and Restoration, we offer a variety of services for water damage and basement water removal.
What To Do If You Notice Water In Your Basement
If you notice water in your basement, you should call New Way Cleaning and Restoration as soon as possible. Dry out your basement as much as you can, but avoid standing water. Remember to only enter your basement if it is safe to do so. Always proceed with caution; avoid water if it’s in contact with electrical outlets; don’t forget to keep young children away from these areas.
Why Water in Your Basement Can Be Hazardous
Water in your basement can be contaminated or filled with harmful microscopic bacteria, particles, and viruses. Because of this, you should never enter standing water. Always wash your hands if you come into contact with these waters. A trained professional will have the right equipment and expertise to safely solve the problem.
One common hazard in the basement where water has accumulated is mold growth. This is especially problematic since it often goes undetected for periods of time and can arise after the initial accumulation of water has subsided. Mold spores can be either pathogenic or toxigenic, both of which pose a whole list of medical risks. Some of these include asthma, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, lung problems, heart problems, lightheadedness, nausea, contributing to cancer development, and even death in extreme cases. If you suspect mold is lurking in your basement near water, call New Way right away.
Basement Water Removal and Restoration with New Way
At New Way Cleaning and Restoration, we understand that your basement is not just where your maintenance systems reside. Your basement is part of your home and is just as important as every other area in your house. This means standing water, unwanted water accumulation, and leaks should never be tolerated!
Give us a call and we will answer at any time; we are available 24/7 by phone at 630-897-1721. We’ll work with your insurance company to help you receive the best settlement possible. We can handle all basement water issues, both large and small.
Our process begins with a detailed inspection of your basement and exterior property. We’ll use our observations from the inspection process to help detect the cause of water accumulation in your home. Then we’ll work with you and your insurance company to outline a plan of restoration tailored to your personal needs.
We only use the latest technology and equipment to get your home back to its pre-loss condition. Afterward, we will sanitize and thoroughly dry out and clean the problematic area. Before we leave, we will conduct another inspection of the property to ensure all issues have been resolved. Your basement doesn’t have to be ruined because of water accumulation. The water removal experts at New Way are here for you today!