Help! My Basement Is Wet, What Do I Do Now?
If your basement hasn’t been waterproofed, you might just find yourself in this situation, and it helps to know what steps to take first to minimize your property damage and save your basement from mold growth. Finding yourself with a wet basement is never a pleasant experience, so we want to map out your first steps to take so you can save your basement and a little bit of stress!
The first thing you want to do when you find yourself with a wet basement is take everything out that can be removed. Rolls of carpet, furniture, stored boxes, belongings of any kind, and anything else that may be sitting down there at risk of coming into contact with more moisture or mold. Find a dry area to set all of your property outside, and allow it to air out and dry as thoroughly as possible as you mop up any excess moisture still hanging around in the basement area.
Once the basement has been cleared of pooling, puddles, and excess moisture, you’ll then want to air out the space to really dry it out. Using a dehumidifier may work, but the most recommended method is opening any and all basement windows or doors, and placing fans around the space to keep air circulating throughout. As the basement is airing out, address the damage to your belongings, and determine what may be able to dry out, and what might have to go.
Once your basement is dry, and your belongings thoroughly tended to, you should then seek waterproofing services to ensure you won’t need to go through this process again. At AA Action Waterproofing, we take a personalized approach to all of the basements we waterproof, so you never need to worry about having the wrong service performed on your home that’s not going to work. To save yourself from another wet basement cleanup, simply contact us at AA Action Waterproofing today!