Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Basement Water Damage

A friend of mine recently had their basement flood and I truly felt their pain. We have yet to finish our basement, but in the 4 years that we have lived here I can not count on both hands how many times our basement has flooded. Thus the reason we haven’t finished the basement. The water damage basement austin is nothing to mess with, it is important to take care of it quickly.

When your basement floods the first thing you have to remove the water damage floor austin.
The shop wet/dry vacuum is our first line of defense. Removing all the excess water and sweeping the remains down the drain will take time. If you have carpet in the basement, you will then need to deep carpet cleaning austin the carpets. Removing any debris and dirt left over from the flooding. Preventing mold from developing is the final step. We treat the walls and floor with a combination of vinegar, tea tree oil and water. Equal parts of these three items in a spray bottle will help fight any mold from developing. Both vinegar and tea tree are an anti fungal and will destroy mold. Treat the area daily for several weeks and then watch to make sure no mold develops. I hope that your basement does not flood, but if it does take these important steps to
help clean up and prevent permanent damage.

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