Hidden Dangers of a Basement Flood

Hidden Dangers of a Basement Flood

If you’ve ever experienced a disaster, your first thought might be to do whatever you need to do to fix the problem as soon as possible. If your basement is flooding, you may think it wise to wade into the water and find the problem. Don’t! Call Disaster Response your local Grand Rapids water restoration company first! If you have a disaster on your hands, contact us right away. However, stick around to learn about several dangers that you face whenever your basement floods.

Standing Water

If you’ve read any of our other recent blogs, you will have heard a lot about the dangers of standing water. Not only are there possible waterborne pathogens, but there may be floating debris in the water. Avoid injury and disease by staying out of the water entirely, no matter what.

Electric Shock

You will want to stay out of the water for another reason: possible electrocution. Depending on what you have in your basement and the state of your electrical system, you may be at risk. When your basement floods, it has essentially become a giant bathtub and those submerged electrical items like proverbial hairdryers — always stay out of the water!

Mold, Mildew, and Fungus

Mold, mildew, and fungus are all the result of long-term dampness. If your basement is allowed to remain damp, and due to it being a dark place, this is the perfect space for mold, mildew, and fungus to grow. These biological dangers can not only cause structural issues and unpleasant odors, but can also  result in sometimes fatal respiratory issues. If your basement has flooded, get it dehumidified right away.



Structural Problems

A basement flood can also cause structural problems that can put you and your family in danger. Flood water will be damaging. However, mold that is allowed to grow will threaten the structural integrity of your home. If your basement becomes flooded, have a water damage restoration company get rid of the water and dehumidify the area as soon as possible.

Who Do You Call When the Flood Waters Come?  

We hope that you never have to deal with a flood or any type of water damage. However, if you do, rest assured that Disaster Response has your back no matter what. Our compassionate water damage repair specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions about the services we offer in Grand Rapids or about your specific situation. Contact us!

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