Our Certified Experts Are Committed To Restoring Your Ridgefield Home After A Flood
Protecting Homeowners from Basement Flood Damage in Ridgefield
Basements are one of the most vulnerable places in the home when it comes to flooding and other disasters. Even with proper precautions in place, this type of damage can wreak havoc on the foundation of your home as well as your possessions. Without thorough mitigation, the mold and bacteria introduced by floodwaters have the potential to cause health effects.
If the basement of your Ridgefield home has flood damage, you can count on your local SERVPRO to extract water, disinfect the area with EPA-registered cleaners, and dry it with commercial-grade equipment. This IICRC certified team is committed to bringing homeowners who have endured natural disasters consistent, high-quality service that addresses their needs every time.
Preventive Measures for Basement Floods
- Install flood sensors. With the rise of smart home appliances, you can get almost immediate notification of water accumulation in your basement. The best places for these sensors are next to the water heater, sinks, toilets, and windows.
- Maintain your gutters. Clean gutters allow for the continuous free flow of water during storms. However, if gutters are partially or wholly clogged, this can redirect water into your home and potentially flood your basement. Position downspouts so that water can be guided at least 3 feet away from your home's foundation. You can even get extensions to prevent the accumulation of standing water near your basement.
- Consider the perimeter. It is crucial to ensure that water cannot get into the basement through the foundation or windows. Regularly inspect the foundation and window seals for potential cracks. Window wells at ground level are effective in keeping groundwater from entering the basement.
- Use a sump pump. These are crucial for preventing minor flooding from turning into giant disasters. Make sure you know how to use it and make sure that it works.
What SERVPRO Can Do for You
While basements can often be more humid and prone to odors than other parts of the home, flooding can amplify this issue by introducing contaminants and new bacteria. During the cleanup process, Odor Control Technicians can use ultra low-volume (ULV) foggers to spread water or solvent-based deodorizers around the affected area after extraction and drying. SERVPRO's OSHA-approved cleaners, spray pumps, venting box fans, and HEPA filter air scrubbers all work toward eliminating odor-causing particles from surfaces, salvageable furniture, and even the air.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (203) 791-0920 for a cleanup that can start within hours.
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