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The 3 Steps To Leaky Basement Cleanup

Wet Faulty Builded CellarWhen you come downstairs and see that your basement has sprung a leak, it’s important to know what to do. In order to save your property, your health, and your home from the ravaging of water damage and subsequent mold growth, the cleanup process must be swift and thorough, and we at AA Action Waterproofing want to help you with the first steps you need to take. Basement waterproofing is the best way to avoid having to go through these cleanup processes, but sometimes it may take one leak to realize just how beneficial waterproofing services are. The 3 steps to leaky basement cleanup are:

  1. Move it all out – The very first thing you’ll want to do is move all of your property out of the basement and into a safe and dry location. Leaving your property in the area will subject it to further damage, and you want to separate everything from the area to be cleaned up until you can assess the damage and what must be done to restore it, or if it should be thrown away.
  2. Clean up the excess water – Excess water must be cleaned up immediately after the property has been moved, and this is done to cut down on the risks of mold growth and water damage to sensitive areas.
  3. Dry out – Next, you’ll need to dry out the space, and with the excess moisture cleared away, this should only take proper ventilation and some time. Open the doors and windows of the space, install fans where you can, and place a dehumidifier if you have one available. Also, with your property, try to dry out what you can and save what hasn’t been damaged too badly.

Leaky basement cleanup is time consuming, and it can be expensive. If you’ve lost property due to the leak, these costs can certainly go up, both in monetary and sentimental value. The best way to avoid having to go through this process is through basement waterproofing, and we can help. To see how your basement can be waterproofed, and you can be saved from having to clean up after a leak, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing, Water Damage on March, 01, 2016