If you have have a basement flood in Warren MI or surrounding areas, call the Warren MI basement flood team you can trust at Action Extraction (800) 713-4333 for immediate assistance.
Flooded basements are a problem…
Recent heavy rains are causing many problems here in Michigan. Flooding is causing problems for travelers and for home owners. One of the biggest concerns I hear from our customers is basement flooding. Not only is a flooded basement inconvenient, it can also be dangerous for your health and cause major damage to your home. I’ve compiled a list of some of the common issues with basement flooding in Warren MI and how to avoid them.
The most obvious problem with a basement flood is the damage it can cause to your possessions. Laundry equipment, furniture, carpet, and family heirlooms are just a few of the things that water can damage pass the point of repair.
Basement floods can also cause serious damage to the structure of your home. Doors and cabinets can warp due to moisture and condensation. This can also cause deterioration of floor joist, sub-flooring, and beams. Floors above the basement may even begin to give way and need to be replaced.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are the most dangerous problems associated with basement flooding. About 15 million Americans are allergic to mold. The most common reactions are flu-like symptoms and asthma. Those with chronic lung or immune problems, are at risk for more serious reactions like fever, lung infections and a pneumonia-like illness. A wet basement is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. The Warren MI flood of 8/11/14 was of monumental proportion and many did not have insurance forcing many to do it themselves or wait for help and for many this resulted in mold.
Even after drying out or replacing items in your basement, a musty odor may still be present. The smells may linger due to wet insulation in walls or other areas that were unable to be dried. The professionals at Action Extraction utilize the latest in water detection equipment and can locate and service affected areas before mold manifest.
For further assistance with basement floods in Warren, Michigan and surrounding areas, call the experienced basement flood team at Action Extraction (800) 713-4333 for 24/7 emergency help.