Flooding can strike at the most unexpected times. Along with rain comes thunder, lightning, and water damage. Leading up to the cold, snow-filled winter months, Fall sees more rainstorms than anything. Whether from an unsealed crack in your basement wall or a burst pipe on the exterior of your home, water damage can come in many forms. If you are in the Exton, PA area, call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration.
You may not be able to see them at first glance, but there is a good possibility that you have tiny fractures in your basement wall or ceiling. These little cracks can let water seep in during a rainstorm. Seal up these fractures with a waterproof sealant. Cracks can be found even near the floor. If you find yourself in the midst of a flood, keep a close eye on the flooring; carpeting may get wet and the best thing you can do is rip it back and dry it with fans or a power-vacuum.
Most people have couches, tables, or electronics in a finished basement. When a flood strikes, it can be difficult to access the most damaged areas if furniture is not removed. Floors tend to soak up the most water and generally take the brunt of a flood. If you move weight off the floor, you can peel back the carpeting and dry off the under-flooring. Drying wet areas can completely eliminate the chance of flood-spurred mold growth.
Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Rain can be peaceful, but it can also cause a lot of damage to residential homes, in the form of water damage. Prepare your home ahead of time by sealing cracks in your basement walls and immediately removing wet carpeting. If you live in Exton, PA and need water damage help, call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration.