Tips on How to Minimize Flood Damage

Oh no! Your basement’s being flooded! No worries, here are a few tips on what to do to minimize flood damage:

Remove as much water as you can.

Remove standing water by using large buckets to transfer the water out of your home. Use a vacuum to suck up the remaining water. Use towels or a cloth to dry the wet surface the water was on. It is important to remove the water as soon as possible to avoid mold or mildew that may grow after the flood. 

Prepare, prepare, prepare.

Preparing your basement for a potential flood before it happens is another key to minimizing flood damage when it occurs. You can start by putting all electronics on high places/furniture so that they do not come into contact with the water in the event that it begins to flood. Make sure to turn off the basement’s electricity (you can do this by using the breaker box found in the basement), in the event of a flood because water plus electricity equates to a deadly combo.

Take Preventative Measures.

To take preventative measures and protect your home against flooding, contact your local Leading Plumbing Services technician to inspect your basement/home. Our plumbing experts will install a sump pump that will immediately transfer any water in your basement into a storm drain and out of the house.

Contact Us.

Whether you have a significant flood damage or you notice water slipping through your pipes, floors, or walls, our plumbers at Leading Plumbing Services are here to help. Contact us today!