Honey, I found Water In the Basement.
Well, you didn't shrink the kids so that's good but you did find water inside your home, exactly where it shouldn't be. So what's the next step?
Before you do anything, contact Corner 2 Corner Cleaning & Restoration to aid you in sucking the water out. The reason why this is such a crucial first step is the longer the water sits, the more damage it can cause. We are available 24/7 and you can get ahold of us just by calling and we will help you out ASAP.
It's important that we figure out where this water came from as that will help determine the next steps for your safety.
Flood water comes in 3 categories:
Category 1: "Clean water" is from a source that poses no substantial harm to people. It could be from water that overflowed while running your bath water leaking from a supply line for an ice maker, dishwasher, or washing machine. After 48 hours, category 1 can become category 2.
Category 2: "Grey water" poses health risks due to significant levels of contamination of bacteria, mold, and/or chemicals. This includes dirty water from washing machines, dishwashers, as well as leaks from broken aquariums or toilets with only urine in the water. Due to rampant bacterial breeding and mold growth, category 2 becomes a category 3 situation if left untreated for 2 days or more.
Category 3: "Black water" contains disease-causing organisms, toxins, and is grossly unsanitary. Typical black water conditions occur fro sewer backflow, a broken toilet bowl containing feces, and rising floodwaters. (Rising flood water is considered category 3 because of the possibility of chemicals and organisms found in lawn chemicals, fertilizers, animal feces, decaying ground debris, and overfilled sewer and septic systems).
Corner 2 Corner will never judge you when you explain to us where the water came from. We are happy to work alongside you, and your insurance company to get your home back into tip-top shape.
Next time you run into the situation of finding water inside your home and before you say, "honey, there's water in the basement"; call C2C. We are your trusted and reliable flood restoration providers and are happy to help you.