What Should Sevierville Homeowners with Flood Damage in a Basement Do First?
SERVPRO Technicians Have Extensive Training and Experience Handling Storm Damage Cleanup in Sevierville Properties
A recent statistic shows that 98% of basements will have a water damage incident during their service life. Water can enter a Sevierville basement in a large number of ways. The most commonly seen reason is poor drainage around the home, directing the water towards rather than away from the property. The speed at which the cleanup begins can have a direct bearing on the outcome for the homeowner.
SERVPRO offers these tips to Sevierville homeowners with flood damage in their basement:
- Do not enter a flooded area if the power is on; SERVPRO technicians can shut off the power upon arrival if necessary
- Determine the water source such as a broken sump pump, flash flooding, or burst pipe in the basement ceiling
- If there are items in the flooded area that are vital, inform the crew chief from SERVPRO upon arrival, and they can have a team member locate and remove the article
A basement with a non-functioning or absent sump pump will need assistance to remove the water. There is nowhere for it to recede on a concrete substrate. SERVPRO technicians have all types of water extraction equipment specifically adapted for the quick removal of standing water. We have electrical pumps with a high “lift” rate to extract the water to awaiting tanks or exterior drains. While a crew removes the water, another team removes items from the basement for drying and disinfection outside the work area. For example, items stored in boxes commonly need to air out and reduce the potential for mold growth.
Drying the Basement
Setting up consumer-grade fans in a basement can take a long time to dry the walls and floors. SERVPRO brings professional centrifugal air movers and dehumidification equipment to capture embedded moisture and dry the basement rapidly.
SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 restores homes with any size flood damage in the Sevierville area.