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Flooded Basement Drainage
The last thing that any of us want to wake up to is a flood. Whether due to the effects of the weather or if your property’s drainage systems have broken in the night, a flooded basement can cause a wide range of problems to your building, especially if it isn’t dealt with immediately. Before you can work to reinforce your underground space and protect it against further water damage, you need flooded basement drainage from a professional, experienced team.
More than 2 million properties in the UK are located in flood-risk areas, but any home or business can be vulnerable to flooding if its drains seriously fail. Groundwater flooding is one of the biggest risks to homes and businesses in the UK, and there isn’t much that can be done to prevent it without a professional team. So, whether you’re looking for quick and effective flooded basement drainage or a specialised service to help prevent groundwater flooding from affecting your property, get in touch with the team at Drainage Care UK today.
Why are Flooded Basements So Dangerous to Your Property?
There are many obvious reasons why any kind of flooding is bad for your property. Your furniture and belongings could become soaked and ruined, which can be distressing if the belongings themselves aren’t replaceable. Photo albums, antiques and other family heirlooms are all irreplaceable and can quickly become destroyed in the basement.
Flooding in your basement can also destroy wallpaper, carpets and cause long-lasting damage to a whole range of your building’s features. Issues like damp and mould can begin to develop after a flood, especially if water becomes trapped in the surfaces of your room. Water can also cause a range of issues with your property’s foundations, including causing them to shift or lose support as the soil around them becomes compacted.
Before you begin to look at ways to prevent this from happening again, you need to take advantage of professional flooded basement drainage. This can limit the damage that the flood will cause to your home and allow you to access the space.
The Various Types of Flood Damage
There are three different types of water which are likely to be present in flooded basements. A professional team will be able to deal with them all, but some are more hazardous to human health than others.
- Clearwater Damage – This kind of water usually leaks from water tanks or kitchen/bathroom appliances in your home. While this water isn’t really a risk to human health, it can cause a great deal of damage to your building’s structure.
- Greywater Damage – This is likely to be water which arrives into your home or business as groundwater. This cloudy kind of water will often include micro-organisms and the nutrients which feed them. Greywater flooding has the potential to carry certain contaminants, such as human or pest urine, which has the risk to pose a threat to human health.
- Blackwater Damage – This is the most unpleasant water to deal with. This liquid can contain or has been contaminated by, human or animal faeces. There is also the potential for a range of even more harmful chemicals or industrial agents to be present in the mix. Blackwater is extremely damaging to human health and can cause a complete range of illnesses.
The Benefits of Professional Flooded Basement Drainage in the UK
Using our industrial-strength pumps, our professional team will pull all floodwater out of the basement. We can clear even large spaces very quickly, working to reduce the damage to your property. Once the flood has been drained, we will also help to remove damaged items which are irreparable. Our team will work with you to salvage as many of your belongings as possible.
When you work with a professional team, they will be able to provide a comprehensive service. In addition to removing all floodwater from the property, we will also conduct a thorough check to identify whether your property is safe to live or work in. We can also help to dry and dehumidify the basement to prevent damp and mould from developing.
If you don’t take steps to eliminate floodwater as quickly as possible, whether it is clearwater, greywater or blackwater, you could be putting your property at risk. You could also be exposing yourself and your family or employees to a range of health hazards.
Call Drainage Care for Professional Flooded Basement Drainage in the UK
If you’re looking for a comprehensive flooding removal service, get in touch with Drainage Care UK today. Our professional team have worked to eliminate flooded basements in a wide range of properties across the UK. Whether your flood is due to the effects of the weather or your drainage system leaking or bursting, our team are here for you.
For more information on the comprehensive flooded basement drainage services that we can provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. You can reach our specialists by calling us directly on 0800 193 9973. If you prefer, you can use our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.