Basement water damage in Utah is not only common but also very dangerous. A flooded basement could lead to mold in your basement, and without water, mitigation could turn into black mold. In the case of a flooded basement, contacting a water damage restoration company is one of the wisest things you can do. At Disaster Doctors, we are experienced professionals that will effectively perform flood water extraction and basement water damage restoration. If you ignore the problem or try to do it by yourself, you may end up with more problems such as; electric hazards, growth of mold and mildew, damage to property, and damage to building structures.

COMMON BASEMENT DAMAGES THAT CAUSE WATER FLOODING

  • Structural problems such as cracked foundations or floors and poor wall sealing

  • Plumbing problems

  • Rising levels of groundwater

  • Poorly installed drainage systems

  • Accumulation of debris in the eavestroughs

  • Poorly installed drainage systems

  • Poor basement sealing

  • Leaking pipes

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT

Our highly trained technicians are friendly, and ready to help you with all your water pipe leak repair needs. Our staff receives continuous training year-round to ensure that they are experts in their field, which includes utilizing cutting-edge equipment that we provide. Some of the equipment we use is high-powered fans and vacuums to remove moisture, as well as the FLIR E5 thermal imaging camera. The camera allows our staff to identify lingering moisture that can’t be seen by the naked eye, and much more. Our staff is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We do this to ensure the highest quality of service for our community.

If there is a flood in your basement, the first thing you need to do is to turn off power sources and utilities and then give Disaster Doctors a call. Remember that calling us as soon as possible will help prevent more damage from occurring.

HOW TO PREVENT BASEMENT FLOODING

Sometimes, a plumbing leak is not as obvious as it may seem. While a broken dishwasher may be an obvious cause of water damage, hidden dripping leaks can cause problems over a long period of time. Use these tips to identify whether or not a plumbing leak has occurred in your household.

CLEAN RAIN GUTTERS

Leaves, dirt and dust that fall on your rain gutters may cause them to block. If this happens, all water from the roof will go against your foundation. This may lead to basement flooding. To be safe, clean up your rain gutters as often as you can especially after fall when the leaves have fallen.

REPAIR CRACKS

Cracks on your walls, foundation, or floors could result in basement flooding. It is, therefore, advisable to seek the help of a professional if you notice any structural problems.

INSPECT SEWERS AND GUTTERS

If your sewers and gutters are clogged, your basement may be flooded when there is heavy rainfall. To be safe, have your sewers and gutters cleaned and inspected regularly.

INSTALLING WELL COVERS FOR WINDOWS

Your windows could be the cause of flooding in your basement. Install good quality well covers that reach down to the foundation to be safe. If lighting is an issue, you may use clear covers.

DIRECT RAINWATER AWAY FROM YOUR HOME

If rainwater is drained to your foundation, it may lead to flooding. To be safe, extend your rain gutter so that they direct water as far away from your house foundation as possible.

IF YOUR BASEMENT FLOODED AND NOW HAS WATER DAMAGE, CONTACT DISASTER DOCTORS IN SLC, UTAH FOR EXPERT FLOOD WATER EXTRACTION

We realize that it may not always be possible to prevent basement water damage to your Utah home. Our water damage cleanup team uses state-of-the-art disaster restoration machinery to make your basement safe and comfortable again. Our water damage removal process consists of using high-power vacuuming for water removal, high-power fans for ventilation, and advanced contamination testing equipment. We are available 24/7 and are able to come to you in just an hour or less. Our hardworking and experienced technicians have all been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. With their help, we have managed to be listed as a top damage restoration company on Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and Expertise.com.

If you need flooded basement cleanup and restoration, mold removalsmoke and fire damage restoration, or storm damage cleanup,  contact Disaster Doctors at +1 801-210-1988 or visit our offices in Utah for free estimates.