If you find yourself in need of professional basement water extraction, it’s probably because your home recently flooded. You do not want to turn that into a stressful do-it-yourself project. Homeowners in Cleveland Hill trust Green Genie Environmental to take care of their property with an eco-friendly focus.
You might be wondering what our process is like. Here is how we do it:
Find The Source of Flooding
We start by finding the flooding source in your basement and make sure it doesn’t continue to damage your home. Once we fix the leak, we formulate a plan specific to you based on the level of damage and flooding. We always take the proper precautions if harmful materials are present, like sewage or biohazard waste.
The Restoration Process Begins
Once the flooding and water source have become contained, the restoration process will begin in your basement. Keep in mind, reputable companies like Green Genie Environmental start the restoration process immediately. It would help if you did not have to wait days after the initial evaluation occurred for the clean-up to begin.
If you have carpet in your basement, this will be one of the first things to be removed. It’s the ability to absorb water and trap bacteria that will make this item the priority. We will begin by pulling up the carpet and padding to assess what can come back into the basement and what will be disposed of. Do not try to remove permanent carpet or flooring on your own; let the professionals take care of this.
Checking The Walls and Floorboards
The sheetrock and baseboards of your home can be very absorbent. The pros will assess the level of damage. Water damage to these areas can cause the materials to buckle and swell. This can affect the wall framing as well as the insulation. Pros will remove the material, begin repairs, and determine what can be salvaged.
Cleaning and Disinfection
Floods can bring in microorganisms that are hazardous to you and your family’s health. Our experts at Green Genie Environmental will ensure that your home is cleaned and sanitized during the basement water extraction process.
The Drying Process
Once we remove the water from the area, the drying process can begin. This involves using advanced drying machines and methods. We place air movers and dehumidifiers around the affected area. We then utilize high-tech air scrubbers to remove odors and contaminants from the air. The drying process can take 3-5 days to complete.
Check For Mold
Often, a flooded basement can lead to mold growth and damage, especially in high moisture areas with little to no light. Our experts at Green Genie check for mold growth before leaving your residence. Additionally, contaminated water can lead to mold growth that can cause coughing and other respiratory issues.
After the completion of these steps, our restoration professionals will inspect the structural damage. A quality restoration service provider like Green Genie is committed to restoring your basement to its original, pre-flood condition. If you live in the Cleveland Hill area, call us today or visit our website to learn more about our services.