How to Protect Your Belongings Following a Basement Flood
A basement flood may feel like a total catastrophe. Unfortunately, this type of domestic occurrence is more common than it should be. If you’re wondering how to protect your belongings following a basement flood, you’ll enjoy this helpful quick guide. We are here to make it all easier for you.
While this type of scenario will always be stressful, there are ways to cope and we’ll talk about them today. Our goal is to provide you with tips that will allow you to protect your belongings should you experience a basement flood in the future. Or ideally, to prevent a basement flood altogether!
Of course, removing your possessions from a flooded basement as soon as possible will be the smartest way to begin. However, there may be a lot of water and the process of extracting things may be difficult or even unsafe. If there is any doubt about the safety of the basement or sanitary quality of the water, do not attempt to remove your belongings.
Call The Experts
If there is a lot of water, you should call a wet basement repair company immediately. This type of firm should offer the emergency services that you need to solve the issue quickly with same-day service.
Never wait to get help. Water is very damaging to many household items and it’s also damaging to homes. The longer you wait, the greater the chances of losing your possessions or setting the stage for mould growth. Water needs to be extracted from your basement – pros have the right tools and safety equipment to do it right. Once the water is removed safely, City Residential Foundation Repair’s waterproofing specialists can install an effective waterproofing system to keep your basement dry in the future. This type of system is typically well worth the money and may include a sump pump and an interior drain setup.
Dry Your Belongings Thoroughly
To deter mould growth, your possessions should be dried as quickly and thoroughly as possible. If possessions can be cleaned without further damage, they should be discarded, as the water in basement floods is often rather nasty and dirty. For example, if a child’s toy is retrieved which is crafted from plastic, it should be ok after a basement flood, but it should be cleaned with a solution of bleach and water and then dried in order to ensure that it’s truly clean and germ-free. Every belonging is different. This is why you’ll need to think about how to clean each item that is saved.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to get a handle on saving your belongings and preventing basement floods in the future. To learn more, contact City Residential Foundation Repair today.
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I would have no hesitation in recommending City Foundation. They fixed up my foundation last summer and although the old house produced a few surprises, the professionals at City Foundation got around the problems cheerfully and completed the work. From the start, Chuck kept me informed of all of my options. If I asked for something not already in the plan, he would try to accommodate me if at all possible Chuck and his colleague Don were friendly, and respectful. They showed up every day, put in a solid day's work and always left the property clean, neat and safe for us to move around. And, the price was fair with no surprises. Great guys, good job!
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We had Chuck and his team repair a crack in our cold storage room - they were punctual, neat, and friendly. The job was completed very quickly with great results. Would definitely hire them again and recommend them to friends.
Chuck did a very good job. He promised to be finished by a certain date and he was good to his word. He kept me informed of his progress through pictures sent to my email account while I was at work. My backyard is nicely landscaped and there was no damage or debris left in my yard - just a new window well and no basement leaks.
Can't say enough about the workmanship of Chuck and his crew. They assessed the problem(leak in the foundation) quoted me a price, booked appointment, showed up on time and did a very professional job.The work site was cleaned up to the point it was hard to tell there had been any serious digging at the site. If I have similar problems with my foundation they will be the first people I will call!! I would not hesitate to recommend Chuck and his crew if you have foundation problems that need repair. Duncan Hardie
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My experience with City Residential was very positive. I had a crack on my foundation and knew we needed it fixed. They came in and addressed the situation and did the work cleanly and professionaly. Our property was kept nice and tidy during the repairs and they worked safely during the work. Its been a few years now since the work and no issues whatsoever. I will be using them again once we decided to fix a few areas around the garage that they pointed out would need fixing someday. Very happy and positive experience.
Foundation Crack (back) and Drainage (front)
The foundation crack at the back was difficult to get to and difficult to dig out. The work was done well and on time. the drainage trench at the front was also done very well and on time. I hope I don't need Chuck again but if I have foundation, drainage issues, he will be my 1st call. bc
This is a highly professional company with reliable, honest service. Chuck, the owner, came exactly when promised, took the time to listen to my concerns, explained the problem in an easy to understand language, described in great detail how it could be fixed, and what was - and what was not - necessary. Chuck and his team's attitude and service were at all times very honest, courteous and highly professional. Although I needed to be out of town, there were no surprises or additional costs, and everything was left tidy and clean. Chuck even followed up a couple of days later to check if everything was all right and done to my satisfaction. All in all, I was very impressed with the quality of work and the services received and would highly recommend the company.
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Chuck Naish and his team from City Residential Foundation Repair were excellent to deal with in every aspect. Their level of integrity throughout the entire process was outstanding. They were honest, respectful and their ability to explain the process and the solution options were extremely helpful to us. The scope of the project was big, however Chuck walked us through every step of the way; assessment, testing, options and repairs which resulted in a very successful outcome. In addition, Chuck and his team were able to complete the necessary repairs with minimal impact to our newly completed landscaping which included a lot of hard scape, tiered armour stone, gardens and a pool. They kept the work site impeccable over the duration of the project. We have and will continue to highly recommend Chuck Naish for his very professional and skilled foundation repair work.
My experience with City Residential was great. Chuck was very friendly and very easy to deal with. I especially appreciated that he was able to come by and do the estimate in the evening when I was off work. They did the work exactly as they said they would, no surprises (which in my mind is the most you can ask for). I was really surprised by how clean they left everything in the evenings and when the job was complete. They will definitley be the first people I call if I ever need more foundation work.
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