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What to Do When You Have a Flooded Basement in Dallas, TX

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement When a disaster occurs and you're faced with a flooded basement, call SERVPRO for expert water damage restoration.

There are many factors that could cause a flooded basement in Dallas, TX. But before you can find out what caused your basement to flood, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to remove that water underneath your home. 

Thankfully, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has very useful tips to keep in mind when handling a flooded basement, some of which we have listed below.

Once your basement is no longer flooded, contact SERVPRO of Dallas Love at (214) 272-7600 for their Dallas water damage restoration services.

Don’t Rush to Pump the Water Out

Pressure is applied to basement walls due to the soil that surrounds them, which can cause the walls to collapse inward. When water enters a basement, the hydrostatic pressure is equalized and a collapse is much less likely to occur.

According to FEMA, there is a recommended rate of pumping out water:

Pump out 1 foot of water, then wait 24 hours. If after 24 hours the water level has not changed, pump out another foot and mark the new level.

When the level finally remains down, you can proceed to pump out 2-3 feet of water every 24 hours until you completely drain your basement.

Act Fast

Once you’ve drained your flooded basement in Dallas, TX, perform cleanup immediately. It’s important you act fast to prevent mold growth.

Remove all wet materials outside of your home and cut away wet wallboard as well as fiber insulation.

This part of the job can get tedious and complicated, so it’s best you hire a professional to assist you. For the best assistance, hire the professionals at SERVPRO in Dallas Love for Dallas mold remediation.

After You’ve Drained Your Basement, Call SERVPRO of Dallas Love

While you should be mindful of these tips, it’s always recommended that you hire a professional for proper restoration. SERVPRO of Dallas Love can provide you with the expert help you need to drain your flooded basement in Dallas, TX.

Contact us by filling out our online form or by calling us at (214) 272-7600.

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