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It is a simple matter of physics. Water wants to move downward, and basements give it a place to go. Basement flooding can occur due to extreme weather, burst pipes, or backed-up drains. It is impossible to predict or entirely prevent basement flooding, but by learning about common outcomes, you’ll suffer less damage.

Here are five common lessons homeowners have learned after water invaded their basement.

Lesson 1: Cardboard boxes are not waterproof

Not only do cardboard Wet Basement - Definition and Causes Vienna VA 22180 boxes allow water to seep in and damage their contents, but they also permit the growth of mold. Instead, storing your possessions in airtight plastic containers keeps everything safer and makes cleanup much easier.

Lesson 2: Store your valuables off the floor

All items – especially furniture – should be stored at least one foot off the floor. Place everything on top of blocks or some other structure to keep it out of reach of water Vienna VA 22180 seepage.

You might also consider keeping your irreplaceable photos, documents and memorabilia elsewhere in the house. Flood damaged books and wet documents can be restored, but it makes more sense to stash them somewhere less prone to water leakage.

Lesson 3: Time is of the essence

Wet books, documents and boxes are the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold can grow rapidly, especially in a high-humidity environment, and it can be a health hazard as well as Coverage For When Your Basement Floods Vienna VA 22180 a threat to your property. It’s important to dry out all your belongings as quickly as possible.

If you plan to call in professionals to help restore wet documents and water damaged photos, the first 24 hours are crucial. In many cases, your damaged documents can be recovered if you respond quickly. When seeking the help of water damage restoration professionals, keep in mind that if your basement has flooded, it’s likely other people are facing Vienna VA 22180 the same catastrophe. Act immediately to ensure the fastest service possible.

Lesson 4: Keep fans and a dehumidifier handy

Once the water is pumped out or mopped up, proper air circulation is essential to dry out your basement and prevent mold growth. Ventilating the area with extra fans will help tremendously with the drying process. A dehumidifier is also a good idea for reducing the amount of moisture in the air.

Lesson 5: Add flood prevention to Vienna VA 22180 your seasonal to-do list

A few simple checks can help prevent disaster from striking. Make it a priority to examine your pipes each season, particularly when heading into winter, and perform any necessary weatherization. It is also a good idea to monitor your rain gutters to make sure they aren’t getting clogged.

Other household inspections that can help avert water damage in your home:

— Check washing machine hoses regularly for bulging, cracking, fraying, and leaks Vienna VA 22180 around hose ends;

— Examine toilets and bathroom sinks for leaks or clogged drains;

— Periodically check under the kitchen sink for leaks where the dishwasher hose connects to the water supply;

— If your refrigerator has an icemaker, make sure the hose is securely attached to the water supply line.

Even if you follow these guidelines, there’s no guarantee you won’t find yourself facing a flooded cellar. But at least you’ll have the knowledge that Vienna VA 22180 you’ve done everything you can to protect your belongings.

~Nicole Krueger, 2009

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