How to clean up a flooded basement

Most of the homes in the Coeur d’Alene, ID area and the surrounding cities have basements.  Whether they are finished or unfinished, it is a common place for flooding. You might have an aging water heater in your basement, your basement could be your laundry room, or you could have a sump pump that is about to fail during a heavy rainstorm.  Whatever you use your basement for, your basement is susceptible to flooding which can lead to high humidity which leads to mold growth.dryout excess water

If your basement floods, your first instinct might be to try and do the job yourself but there might be moisture that you can’t see or get to without help from a professional. Here are the steps you should take for a flooded basement:

  • Call us with questions or concerns before starting your cleanup 208-687-6553.  This is very important for your safety, depending on how much water is in your home and if the water is hazardous, we can help assess if your basement is dangerous.
  • Try and stop the source of the water.  
  • Remove anything from your basement that can absorb the excess water like furniture or anything with fabric (like curtains or laundry you might have on the basement floor).  If the absorbant are removed immediately, you might be able to avoid mold growth. Place these items in a clean and dry room.
  • If you have drywall or carpet, call us asap.  We have the right tools to get the job done to avoid hazardous mold growth.

If a basement dry out job is done incorrectly, it could lead to future mold growth that could be hazardous to your health which is why we make sure we use the right equipment and process to remove water from your home.  If your basement has suffered from water damage in Coeur d’Alene, ID or Spokane WA areas, call Pacific Dryforce today. We provide water damage restoration services in the following Idaho cities: Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Rathdrum, Priest River, Spirit Lake, Athol, Hayden, Hauser Lake, and we also proudly serve the Spokane, Washington areas including but not limited to Spokane, Airway Heights, Newport, Mead, etc.