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What Can I Do With Water in My Erie Basement?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

A basement wash room is flooded. With all of this said, the most important step will always be calling SERVPRO of West Erie County.

Water in our basements is a common issue. With the heavy rain we see during these summer months, we are sure to see some basements suffer water damage. Luckily, SERVPRO of West Erie County responds fast with highly trained restoration technicians. But is there something you can do before help arrives? Let us go over what you should do when you see water in your Erie basement.

The first step should always be calling SERVPRO of West Erie County. But before help arrives, there is a few things you should do:

  • Determine if it is safe to enter. Be wary of electrical hazards, and “slip and fall” hazards
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items
  • Prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Turn on the A/C for maximum drying in the summer

Now let us look at some things you should not do:

  • Do not leave wet fabric in place
  • Do not turn on appliances such as the TV
  • Do not enter a room with ceiling damage
  • Do not use a household vacuum to remove water

Check out SERVPRO of West Erie County’s full list of Water Damage Tips.

What if mold comes along in your basement? Is there something you should do then? Those are two great questions, and we have the answers!

First, call SERVPRO of West Erie County. Mold especially should be left to the professionals. When you see mold, do not touch it, or attempt to clean the area affected. Also, turn the A/C off so mold does not spread into other areas. You can get a full list of tips from our Mold Damage Tips.

With all of this said, the most important step will always be calling SERVPRO of West Erie County. You can reach us at (814) 806-1987 or by visiting our website. No matter the disaster, we are Here to Help!

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