Have you ever awakened in the morning to find a few inches of water on your basement floor? No one likes to deal with this kind of mess. You have to determine where the water is coming from and how to get it stopped. The first thing you need to do is turn off your home’s main water valve. It is important that you show all the people living in your home, who are old enough, where this valve is and how to turn it off.
Whether it’s a malfunctioning water heater, a backed up septic tank, a freeze break in your water pipe, or a broken sprinkler, it’s vital that you get a professional there quickly to help you assess the situation and come up with a solution. We have some of the best plumbers in Long Beach, CA, at Roto-Rooter and we are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, year round. We want to help you handle your disaster. Even the most independent, do-it-yourself person needs the help of a trained professional from time to time.
Anytime you have a flood, it is vital that you get the flooded area cleaned up and dried out as fast as possible. In a basement, the floor is concrete under the carpet, so once the pad is removed and the water sucked from the carpet, you can replace the pad and re-lay the carpet as soon as it is dry. However, if the subfloor is wood, it will need to be replaced as well. You can let it dry, but the wood warps and then develops squeaks when you walk across it.
Whatever the cause for water being where it shouldn’t be, getting it out and drying the area needs to be your top priority. If it isn’t, you will get mold and mildew in your home. Not only does this smell bad, it can also be dangerous to your health. Mold becomes airborne and is breathed into the lungs where it can wreak havoc on your respiratory system. This is manifested by allergies, asthma, and in a worst case scenario, mold poisoning. If you have black mold spores growing in your home, you will need to have professionals come to clean it up properly.
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