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Water Damage From Basement Floods in Residential Homes

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

brick steps leading down to the basement with railing on steps What's in your basement?

Water damage from basement floods in residential homes is a major headache for all homeowners. If you have a home with a basement, especially if it’s an older home, it is likely to develop drainage problems at some point and that can lead to flooding and costly repairs for you.

Dealing with water damage in your basement is never easy but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming if you know what to look for and how to proceed.

There can be a number of causes for basement flooding, from heavy rain due to storms to sewer backups, and the way you handle the ensuing damage often depends heavily on the original source of the water.

While it may seem like all water is the same, this actually isn’t the case. Some water can be more hazardous and may require professional cleanup to handle the damage while other kinds of water you may be able to handle yourself.

Of course, any time that sewer backup is involved, the residential basement water damage can be more invasive, involving bacteria and other germs present in sewage that can cause serious health problems.

In this type of situation, extra precaution should be taken while cleaning up the damage so that you aren’t exposed to illness and infection.

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