Finding a flooded basement can bring with it a lot of stress and uncertainty. Calling in the Flood Doctor to deal with a basement clean up will take the worry out of the situation. We only specialise in water damage remediation and restoration and have years of experience. We have dealt with many flooded basements, getting them back to their original state as quickly as possible.
We clean up flooded basements in domestic and commercial properties, regardless of the severity. Working with you to carry out the clean up quickly, helping to mitigate any further damage
It is important that a basement flood is dealt with by the professionals, to ensure the area is completely dried out, cleaned and disinfected. It is not always possible to see the damage caused by flooding and if areas are left damp then bacteria can grow, leading to secondary damage and a health risk to those working or living in the property.
I contacted FloodDoctor regarding some mould inside a flat roof void, I was able to speak to someone straight away who was knowledgeable and able to provide me with a competitive price to deal with the problem.Being a builder myself, they were happy for me to expose the area as needed which was an added bonus. I'll happily use them again in future if needed.
Pawel from Flood Doctor provided a fantastic service for fairly major leaks/flooding in two different properties.The initial response time was super quick with a very thorough assessment and execution of what was needed. Extremely professional service from start to finish, a great job done and a pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend.
Great service from Flood Doctor. The service was of a very high standard and Pawel was very professional and knowledgable. He takes real pride in educating you with the details of the findings and next steps that need to be taken. A real trusted advisor in an industry I had no clue in. I would highly recommend this business for any water damage issues as well as mould concerns.
I always have some trepidation using a contractor for the first time who has not been recommended to me, but Pawel at Flooddoctor changed my perception of this. He was first rate. He was incredibly responsive and professional. His work was neat and tidy. His fees were reasonable and transparent. And he took real pride in his work. You can see he enjoyed what it did. In short, he turned a very stressful situation of a basement under water into something that was more than manageable. Can’t recommend him highly enough. MS
We were asked by our insurers to provide them with two quotes for the repair of our flat and Pawel's report just blew me away with the level of detail, and the price was also lower than his competitor.Our flat was thoroughly dried and renovated in no time.Excellent service from Pawel and the team, I cannot recommend highly enough.
If you have experienced a basement flood, call us without delay on 0800 285 1447
Reasons why a basement can get flooded
There are a number of reasons why basements get flooded and it can happen at any time, even if your basement has never experienced a flood before. It is also something that is not always picked up straight away.
When assessing a basement flood it is important to understand what type of water is in the basement as there are different hazards associated with different water types. Different factors help determine what type of water it is, the most important is where the water came from but also how long the water has been left for.
The different types of water are:
Clean Water – this water comes from kitchen appliances and water tanks. It is not No harmful to people, unless it has been left for too long. The water can cause damage to materials, floors, structures and furnishings . It does not contain bacteria or pathogens.
Grey Water – this water comes from washing and cleaning. It is non hazardous waste but does pose a moderate health risk to people and animals.
Black water – this water contains raw sewage. It is highly unsanitary and poses a high risk to human health. This water contains harmful bacteria and pathogens and can cause irreparable damage to materials it comes into contact with.
What you can do?
Upon discovering a flooded basement you will need to call in the professionals, there are however, a number of things you can do yourself but only if it is safe to do so.
– Ensure the area is blocked off, to prevent the water being trodden through into other areas of the property and to prevent risk of exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens.
– Turn off the water supply, if necessary, to minimise the level of flooding.
– Turn off electricity to the basement.
– Keep the area ventilated as much as possible, opening doors and windows. Air conditioning units will need to be turned off.
What we will do
We attend the property to carry out a survey and risk assessment. We will assess the damage and identify the causation, if this is unknown. We will then provide a tailored solution to your situation. Work can then start immediately, if required.
All of our highly trained technicians have vast amounts of knowledge and experience in dealing with all types of water damage and remediations. They will wear the full personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, ensuring all safety rules and requirements are adhered to.
– Pump out any standing water.
– Removed debris – identifying any items which can be salvaged, any which can’t be salvaged will be disposed of safely.
– We will clean, disinfect and dry the entire area.
– Any nasty odours will be neutralised.
– We will then restore the basement to its original condition.
– We will identify measures which can be put in place to stop the basement from being flooded again or measures which will limit the level of damage.
– We will present you with a visit report and a hygiene certificate to confirm the service carried out. These documents can be forwarded to your insurance company, if you wish to make an insurance claim.
If you have experienced a basement flood, call us today on 0800 285 1447