Flooded Basement
Flooded Basement Restoration

Flooded Basement

Do you know what to do when your basement floods? The truth is most people think they do but they actually drastically underestimate how serious a flooded basement can become. Green Restoration water damage cleanup specialists can easily help you understand what you have to do to fix such this problem AND help you make your home safe again.
Flooded basements come without warning. Often, they are attributed to:

  1. Some inadequate drainage present around basement walls;
  2. Heavy storms;
  3. Appliance failure;
  4. Faulty sump pump.

The floor drains inside the basements can get clogged, and even sump pumps are not offering the safety you might think since they can also fail.
When you have to deal with a flooded basement, the first step is always to remove water as fast as you can.

3 Things to Do Before Flooded Basement Cleanup

Even before you contact Green Restoration specialists to deal with flooded basement cleanups in an appropriate way, we recommend that you do the following:

  1. Completely avoid the basement. You should never step into basement water because you might get electrocuted. Also, the area will undoubtedly be very messy, murky, and dirty. Make sure that you turn off the electricity. You might even consider contacting an electrician to be extra safe.
  2. The next step is to immediately stop the water flow. The actual way in which you do this varies based on the water source. The only situation in which you cannot do much is when your flooded basement problem was caused by groundwater. In such an unwanted case, repairs will be extensive and you have to contact us as soon as possible to minimize the damage.
  3. Take photographs of the flooded basement and even a few videos. Then, you should back up these files, preferably in the cloud. We say this because you will surely need this proof when you deal with insurance providers.

Contact Green Restoration Basement Flood Cleanup Specialists in Connecticut

Our team of experts in water cleanups is always available to deal with flooded basements in all Connecticut counties and Westchester County, NY. Our phone numbers are active 24/7. Whenever you need this service, we can get in touch to quickly solve the problem and even prevent the appearance of extra flooding damage. 

We do not only remove the water from the basement, we take a professional approach by using heavy-duty pumps to remove water quickly, and then we work hard to remove all the affected items that can be salvaged. When something is too damaged, we dispose of it appropriately. 

After all the water from the basement is removed, and we salvage all we can, we do what most homeowners fail, which is removing all moisture. This includes moisture from affected areas and from the air. 

The next step is to sanitize and disinfect the entire flooded basement. We only use organic, environmentally friendly products that are 100% safe for people and pets. After the whole area is secure, we help you deal with the necessary repairs.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

Contact Us