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Basements are typically the most susceptible area of a home to flooding. Because they exist below the ground surface, keeping water out of them is a challenge, and despite your best efforts, sometimes that end up with inches of standing water. And when they do, basement flood cleanup services are a must. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a DIY job, only a certified basement flood damage restoration company has the skills, training, resources, and equipment necessary to deem your basement safe and dry!
Considering tackling your basement flood on your own?
If you’re like many handy homeowners, you’re naturally inclined to try tackling various projects around the house on your own. If that’s the case, good for you! Many home improvement projects just take some studying, a few tools, and a willingness to give it a shot. But the reality is basement flood cleanup is not one of them! Here’s why…
It takes the right equipment. Cleaning up basement floods isn’t as simple as vacuuming up the water and renting some drying fans from your local hardware store or grocery store. Total basement flood cleanup requires sophisticated moisture detectors, a wide variety of drying equipment (from negative-extraction systems designed for hardwood floors to weighted extraction systems designed for wet carpets), as well as industrial strength dehumidifiers and moisture exhaust systems!
It takes trained professionals. Becoming a certified water damage restoration technician is an exhaustive process. There are many days of training, testing requirements, and rigorous certification steps. It also requires continuing education each year to maintain certification and ensure that the latest equipment and knowledge base is being used properly. Just become someone has some fans and wet vacs doesn’t mean they’re certified to cleanup basement floods!
Insurance-approved pricing & free estimates. One of the perks of our service is you’ll know the upfront price your quoted is fair. Why? We use software designed by insurance companies that they use to determine what they’ll reimburse for flooded basement cleanup services. So you know the price you’re quoted is fair & honest and that there won’t be any issue settling your policy claim.
Direct Billing. It may be the case you’ll want your insurance company to pay the costs of our basement flooding restoration services upfront. That’s not a problem. We have friendly staff whose job is to work directly with insurance providers. We can work with them to collect payment for our services so that you don’t have to pay any costs (outside of your deductible) out of pocket.
We get this question often, and we realize that most people don’t have funds set aside for emergencies like this. So while we can’t tell you how much it will cost to cleanup basement flooding without assessing the loss personally, we can tell you how we go about calculating the loss. You see, unlike all other service types, emergency water mitigation services usually are paid for by insurers. The effect of this is that insurance companies have gotten together to establish universal rates and we can’t charge any more than those prices.
Watch this video below so you can see the estimating process in action and understand better how we calculate the cost of cleaning up your flooded basement.
Basements are already more susceptible to mold, so any added moisture in the form of flooding can quickly make a bad situation worse. Just how quickly? 24 to 36 hours is all it needs to become a serious problem. According to the EPA, moisture control is the key to controlling mold. So without truly addressing the moisture problem, you’ll ultimately end up with black mold.
How do we mitigate basement water damage? The video below explains the common techniques we apply when a basement gets wet:
Fix your gutters!
If you have spent the time and money to have your basement finished, a flood can quickly wipe out the investment you’ve made. It’s why we always stress prevention when it comes to fortifying your basement against flooding. What some people don’t realize is just how simple some of the steps can be. Most wet basements get soaked when ground water finds its way into the property. So how can you stop that? Make sure your gutters are doing their job of moving rain water away from your foundation.
Install a sump pump!
But even properly functioning gutters can only do so much. With enough rain, at some point the ground will become completely saturated with moisture and that moisture will need to find somewhere to go. Your last line of defense should be to have a sump pump installed. Sump pumps collect water at the lowest point in your basement and expel that water far away from the property, keeping your basement dry even when water is beating at the castle gates!
If you’re looking for more basement flood prevention tips, click here!
If you have a moisture issue in your basement, it must be addressed quickly before it becomes black mold damage. Wether the water seeped through your foundation walls, a pipe broke, or a window well was left open, any water that is allowed to remain in your basement creates an ideal environment for the spread of toxic mold spores. What surprises most people when we discuss basement water damage as a precursor to mold is that black mold is already present in a dry, ‘healthy’ home. In low, safe levels it doesn’t impact your health. But at elevated levels, it can cause a lot of health problems and is extremely expensive to remove.
So if you have a wet basement in Kansas City, do not delay in getting the moisture out. Give us a call and let’s take an expert look at your problem and discuss the best, fastest, and most cost-effective route to getting your basement dry and keeping your home healthy!
We offer 24/7 basement flooding cleanup services throughout Kansas City, including the following cities:
Leavenworth, Lansing, Platte City, Parkville, Bonner Springs, Roeland Park, Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, and surrounding areas.
Basement floods occur each day in Kansas City KS. That’s why we’re here, to help with any Kansas City water extraction or restoration services you might need. With just one call, we can dispatch the closest basement flood damage crew to immediately begin drying out your flooded basement. Whether you’ve experienced a sump pump failure and require Kansas City sewage cleanup, or your basement flood was caused by heavy rains, we can help.
Kansas City basements floods will cause more damage the longer you wait to get the water out of your home. That’s why our water damage restoration crews are available any time that you might need them and will arrive with a fully stocked truck! Each crew has the appropriate equipment and is completely certified to handle every aspect of the flood cleanup process. Flood damage in Kansas City is scary, but when you call us, you’ll know you’re calling a company that will stand behind their work and do things the right way. So call one of our water damage restoration technicians now for a free cost quote for any issue you have with your basement flood!
Korey K. in Olathe, KS – Sump pump failed flooding finished basement
Heavy storms caused flooding and the customers sump pump failed in their finished basement. Basement carpets were wet and lots of electronic equipment was damaged along with furniture, boxes, etc.
Lori S. in Lenexa, KS – Water in basement due to storm
Heavy rains sent water into basement causing saturated carpets and wet foundation.
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