When It Comes To A Flooded Basement, You Have Only An Hour To Take Action
How long do you have to take action when your basement is flooding?
The truth is an upsetting one: You really have only about an hour to act if there’s standing water in the flooded basement. Any longer than that and the problems involved become very serious, requiring more and more effort and investment to fully repair.
Fungus And Mold Won’t Wait For “The Other Guys” To Get To Your Home
If you are dealing with a flood, one of the first problems that happens is the appearance of mold in the area. Mold already exists in many structures, whether commercial or residential, in small amounts. However, the damp and dark conditions of a flood cause mold to flourish.
Mold is a form of fungus, and it grows just as quickly as you might imagine. One of the things that makes mold “special” is the fact that it propagates itself mainly by spores that float through the air. That means it creates a significant hazard for the air quality, and is easily breathed in.
If Your Foundation Already Has Minor Damage, A “Quick” Flood Could Wreck It
Another serious problem that’s exacerbated by floods is the possibility of foundation damage you’re not aware of. Foundation damage can occur over time without much fanfare, and some level of damage is very common in older homes.
When foundations that already have some issues are subject to the additional pressures of a flood, then the pace of damage can accelerate very quickly. In the worst case scenarios, this can cause severe damage to walls, doors, windows, and much more.
Again, it only takes about an hour for the process to start.
Call Or Email AA Action Waterproofing Now For The Region’s #1 Waterproofing Service
At AA Action Waterproofing, we understand that the effects of a flood can be very serious. That’s why we urge customers old and new to make sure that they are fully protected.
We are licensed, bonded, and insured professionals who have worked over 27 years to protect home and business owners all across our service area from the ravages of flooding.
It may take only an hour before a flood starts to cause severe damage to your structure, so call us as soon as you have a problem. Our emergency same-day service can help you right away.
With AA Action Waterproofing, you’ll be dry and safe if there’s a flood. Contact us now.