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Cleaning a Flooded Basement – Goffstown, NH 03045

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Fall projects are well underway for Goffstown, New Hampshire (NH) home owners. This means raking endless piles of leaves, draining the sprinkler system and ensuring all windows and doors are weather-stripped and caulked for the frigid winter weather ahead. While residents are crossing tasks off their fall “to-do” list, one task that may sneak up and cause unexpected damage and costs is basement flooding. If you have to deal with cleaning a flooded basement, know that it can be exhausting and overwhelming. It may not be a task you want to tackle yourself.
Yes, even in the chilly weather, basements can still flood and cause significant damage and costly repairs that can extend well into the winter months. Don’t let a flooded basement put a damper on your holidays this year. Whether your home or business has experienced a flood due to a storm, pipe burst or appliance failure, the water damage cleanup experts at Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services can assist with cleaning a flooded basement fast and efficiently.

Washing Machine Overflow

Walking downstairs to the basement to start a second load of laundry, you immediately stop in your tracks when you notice a seemingly large puddle of water greeting you at the stairs. Concerned, you creep down another few steps and notice this puddle is actually a miniature pond that has set up camp in your basement. Overwhelmed and confused as to what caused the flooding, you check the hot water heater, water filtration system and the washing machine to see if each appliance is running properly. Upon further investigation of the washing machine, you notice a large puddle of water that appears to have originated from behind the unit. Immediately, you contact your insurance company for further steps. They connect you  with Soil-Away to assess the water damage and assist in cleaning a flooded basement.

Get Help with Cleaning a Flooded Basement

Soil-Away professionals have over 25 years of water damage restoration experience. The team is available 24/7 to help get your home or business back to pre-loss condition. Crew members are prompt and professional, and will work with your insurance company during the claim process. To assess flood damage, Soil-Away professionals evaluate the site to determine what areas are effected, the extent of the water damage and if there are any safety hazards. Crew members use high-tech infrared cameras and moisture meters to ensure accuracy in the remediation process. To quickly and efficiently extract water from the location, truck-mounted water extraction units are used. If personal items are damaged from the unexpected flood, Soil-Away will provide pack-out and storage options for items while the home or business is being cleaned.

Other Common Causes of Basement Flooding

Aside from housing seasonal decorations, exercise equipment and the occasional spider (or two), basements also house many important appliances, such as a water heater, furnace, water filtration system and washing machine. While these appliances are essential to our everyday routines, they can also cause unexpected damage when not working properly. A few common causes of basement flooding are:

  • Water heater malfunction/failure
  • Snow build-up around foundation (seasonal)
  • Roof leak
  • Clogged drain
  • Sump pump failure
  • Water filtration system malfunction/failure
  • Pipe burst
  • Excessive rain

Soil-Away Is Here for You!

Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business with over 25 years of flood damage restoration experience. The company is fully equipped with commercial-grade equipment to dry-out even the most moisture-ridden locations. The experts are ready 24/7 for any water or flood cleanup project that you have. Cleaning a flooded basement is no problem for the team at Soil-Away. Have a fire cleanup project? Mold remediation situation? Water damage in the bathroom? Contact the restoration experts today at 603-641-6555.
Written by: K. Gnatowski

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