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3 Methods To Remove Water From a Flooded Basement

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

New sump pump with an attached yellow emergency backup pump in case of breakdown to be submersed in a pit to drain collected When it comes to a basement flood, a sump pump can be a useful tool that can help to quickly remove water

How To Remove Water From Your Basement

A basement flood can be disastrous to homeowners in Secor Gardens, NY. Many homeowners aren't sure how to remove water from a basement that has been flooded. However, there are a few steps you can take to effectively remove water from your basement.

1. Use a Wet Vacuum
Using a regular vacuum cleaner to remove water is generally not advisable, as these types of vacuums are created only to clean dry surfaces. However, using a wet vacuum can be useful if you want to remove a relatively small amount of water. When using a wet vacuum, make sure not to plug the vacuum into an outlet that is wet, and make sure the plug remains still dry as well.

2. Utilize a Sump Pump
When it comes to a basement flood, a sump pump can be a useful tool that can help to quickly remove water. A sump pump takes excess water and removes it from the basement, and usually drains into a storm drain or another area away from your home. Sump pumps can generally remove more water than a wet vacuum. However, for a sump pump to be effective, it's generally best to install it before a flood occurs.

3. Contact Professionals
After a major flood, you may need more than a wet vacuum or sump pump to remove large amounts of water from your basement. It can be useful to contact water restoration experts who can help to safely and effectively remove the water while also mitigating the damage that has already occurred. Your insurance coverage may be able to cover the costs of restoration, so it can also be useful to contact your insurance company after a home flood.

Though you hope your basement will never flood, it's still useful to know how to remove water safely and effectively if necessary. Using a wet vacuum, sump pump and contacting professionals in the event of a basement flood can help you to begin the process restoring your home's basement.

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