Dealing with a Flooded Basement: A Step-by-Step Guide

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It’s a nightmare for any homeowner to find their basement submerged. Damages can be severe, and mold growth is a possibility. HC Marketer is a trusted Water Damage Restoration Service in Macomb & Oakland Counties. We are here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to deal with a flooded cellar.

1. Safety First

Take the necessary safety precautions before you begin. Enter the flooded area only after you have shut off gas and electricity from a safe location. Contact a professional if you are unsure of how to do this safely. Prioritize your safety above any property loss.

2. Find the source

When it is safe to enter your basement, identify the source of the water. Turn off the water if a broken pipe causes flooding. You may have to wait for the weather to improve before you begin cleaning if the flooding is caused by heavy rains or groundwater seepage.

3. Document Damage

Document the damage to your home and any items that are affected. Before you start cleaning, take photos and videos to document the damage. These photos and videos will be vital when you file your insurance claim.

4. Contact Professionals

Attempting to fix a flooded cellar on your own is not recommended. HC Marketer and other professional restoration companies have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to safely and effectively handle flood cleanup. We can remove the water from the affected area, dry it out, inspect the damage, and make necessary repairs.

5. Remove Water

To remove standing water, your hired professionals will use pumps and vacuums. It’s crucial to remove standing water as soon as possible to prevent damage and mold growth.

6. Dehumidify and Dry

To avoid mold and mildew, it’s essential to dry the area after water removal completely. Professional restoration services use industrial dehumidifiers to accelerate the drying process.

7. Clean and Sanitize

Flooding can introduce bacteria, pathogens, and other contaminants into your basement. After the area has dried, it needs to be cleaned and disinfected to be used again.

8. Restoration

This involves returning your basement to the condition it was in before flooding. The extent of damage will determine whether you need to do minor repairs, such as replacing carpets, or major reconstruction.

HC Marketer can help you manage this situation effectively. We are committed to restoring both your property and your peace of mind.

HC Marketer can help if your basement is flooded in Macomb County or Oakland. Call us at 248-469-4700. Our team of experts is on call 24/7 to guide you through this difficult situation and offer expert water damage service. We respond quickly and ensure your basement is restored safely, comfortably, and cleanly.

Service areas include but are not limited to the following communities:

Macomb County

Clinton Township
Sterling Heights
Shelby Township
Saint Clair Shores
Chesterfield Township
Macomb Township
Harrison Township
Washington Township
Mount Clemens
New Baltimore


Oakland County

Rochester Hills
West Bloomfield Township
Farmington Hills
Royal Oak
Madison Heights
Oak Park
Auburn Hills
Bloomfield Township