How to deal with water dry out in the basement

Basements can act as our home’s storage or be a finished living space.  Either way, it is the lowest point in your home and it is concrete so it is capable of filling up and becoming an unwanted indoor swimming pool if water leaks down into your basement.  There are a couple of steps you can take to either avoid unwanted water in your home’s basement or to dry out standing water.

  1. Check your home gutters. Gutters are meant to drive rainwater away from your home’s foundation but if they are damaged, they could be doing the opposite causing water to leak into your home’s basement. It is important to walk around your home to make sure you don’t have any clogged or damaged gutters at least once a year to ensure that they are working properly.  
  2. Old or damaged pipes bursting. It is a homeowner’s worst nightmare to go to work or on vacation and to have a pipe burst gushing water into their home.  It is harder to check your pipes than it is to check your gutters.  The best prevention is to check your pipes as they get older to make sure they are not leaking and to have a water removal company on standby in case something happens.

Other sources of standing water in your basement that would lead you to need to call a 24/7 water removal company could be sewage backups or excessive groundwater (rain or melting snow).  Our team here at Pacific Dryforce has tools like a non-invasive moisture meter to determine the amount of moisture left in your home’s walls and floors after unwanted water enters your home.  We are an IICRC team so we understand the importance of doing the water removal job the right way.  Pacific Dryforce serves the following cities and their surrounding areas: 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 area including but not limited to Spokane, Airway Heights, Newport, Mead, etc.