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.
Here are some of the causes of flooded basements:
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.
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.
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.
We are certified by the British Damage Management Association.
Regardless of when your incident occurs, we are on-hand to help 24 hours a day.
Our emergency response times mean we can mobilize and be with you within 2 hours.
Our all in one solution means we can repair as well as restore your property.