What’s up, water damage Denver friends. Hey, we are in the thick of it as far as is concerned in Denver, Colorado and just not state the obvious, but temperatures get cold, pipes break, they freeze, they expand and people can have flooded houses real quick. They can have water damage, timber situations on their hand very, very quickly and it does not take long for water to do major amounts of damage. So getting a lot of questions lately about basement floods. Um, I know not everywhere in the U S has basements we do here and I always think it’s, I think they’re cool. I think that um, you know, basements, uh, can kind of be a cool place to go in the summer when the rest of the house is hot. Um, you know, just provides a lot more space. So I always think they’re cool. I always look for houses that have basements.

I know some people think that’s crazy. They’d rather live on a slab, stay above ground. They don’t know why you’d ever build any livable space below ground. That’s beyond the point. What we do want to tackle today is kind of what do you do if your basement floods? What, what are the steps, um, that you take? If that happens, why do I see water seeping through my basement floor? How do I fix water seeping through my basement floor? What do I do if my basement floods? How do I dry it? Why is water coming up through my concrete basement floor are things that, you know, maybe as a water damage Denver company we think are pretty obvious, but um, you know, may not be to the average person. So, um, this, uh, hopefully we’ll have some sort of rhyme or reason to it, but just gonna kind kinda roll through a bunch of different questions and give some quick answers and wrap it up super quick because I respect your time and I want you to go do something fun right after you get through listening to this big foot restoration, water damage, Denver podcast of gold.

So first off, Hey, big foot. What do I do if my basement floods? And we would say, Hey, we need to come see what you got. So when we get there, um, we’re gonna first thing we’re gonna do is,

okay,

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the source of the problem. If you’ve got a broken pipe that’s continually spewing a bunch of water into the basement, that’s gotta be found in an eliminated first. You probably aren’t gonna get too far ahead of things if you’re trying to suck water out at the same rate as water is pouring into a basement. So we’ve got to isolate and eliminate the source. Then assuming that’s done, we’ve got to remove water, get it out, we got to get the water out. Any water that can be gotten out with our equipment needs to be gotten out. Pretty simple. I’ll say it again. We got to get the water out. Then we got to dry things out. There’s a lot of different equipment that we use to do this. Sometimes there might be certain, um, materials that have to be removed that would be non salvageable. But in general for structure, we’re going to try to save most stuff and we’ve got to use our equipment to dry stuff out as quick as possible.

After things are dry, things are going to be cleaned. We need to make sure that there’s no mold, there’s no microbial growth, anything like that that needs to be attended to. Everything’s got to be cleaned and sanitized to the best ability to make sure that the individuals are ready for a good, proper rebuild, um, as quickly as possible. So moving on, Hey, I got this question from somebody. How, what if I see wa water seeping through my basement floor? While it kind of depends, um, what we always say is we’ve got to figure out again what the causes. Do you have problems with your gutters? Do you have problems with your landscaping, with your drainage outside, um, with your, maybe some pump, things like that. Do you have a leaky pipe on the inside or some sort of drain that isn’t, um, draining properly? So there again, it just kinda depends on the situation. But if somebody says, you know, I’ve got water seeping through my basement floor, there’s not one exact answer, it’s we need to figure out why it’s coming up so then we can decide a, um, a plan of attack. So it, that doesn’t continue. Um, here’s kind of a very general one. A lot of these are pretty general, so I’ll try to give, you know, some usable answers.

Why is my basement flooding? Uh, well, again, not sure, but, um, a lot of flooding occurs, you know, after a big rain, um, you know, after we have a big snow and you know, the next day is 60 degrees and the bunch of snow belts real fast, um, there’s a ton of different reasons why a basement can flood. Um, it, you know, you can have seepage coming through the walls or foundation floor from surface water or you know, from, like I said, from before, a backup of some kind. But it’s all relative to exactly what you have going on. So we’ve got to investigate and kind of take an all inclusive approach to, uh, to your scenario, your water damage Denver jobs specifically. Um, can water come up through concrete basement floor? Yep. It can. And it does a lot. Um, you know, I mean it, it all depends. I call it, um, kind of the water table that you’re sitting on. So the ground below you has water in it. It just is how, how close to your foundation is that water depending on where, where you live. Um, now if, if you sit on a water table that, you know, the, the ground is already relatively saturated below you and we have a few days of high volume producing rains, there’s a decent chance that the water table’s gonna rise and

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you, um, you know, you hope that your basement is, is fairly tight and secure, but even if it is, things can still come through. But if you do have cracks in the floor and the wall, um, you know, you’re probably going to see that moisture coming through sooner than, than later. Um, next question, how do I dry my basement after flooding? Well, we already kind of touched on that a little bit, but certainly all electricity needs to be off immediately. Um, you know, and then our recommendation would be to call a water damage Denver company immediately let them assess what is going on. It’s just not a great idea to try to try to DIY a basement flood. Um, just a lot of work and whether or not you think you know you’re doing it right or you’re all your tensions are the best. Um, again, like I’ve talked about before, months down the road you could, um,

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you could have somebody get sick in that point. It’s kind of too late. You accidentally mess something up and now you have to [inaudible] deal with ramifications. Uh, okay. A couple more before we wrap up this water damage Denver podcast of gold. Why does my basement flood during heavy rain? Well, I’m kind of circled back to this a little bit before, but um, again, just to kind of put a little bow on it, basement leaks can sometimes happen from pressure created by water in the soil. Craning surrounding your foundation. Um, you know, like I said, crazy amounts of rain. Um, that soil is just going to get more saturated. It’s going to create more hydrostatic pressure, a lot of pressure. Um, this pressure is gonna have to go somewhere. And if your basement is right there, it’s going to make its way in. It’s gonna find its way and it doesn’t matter really how secure tight, you know, your concrete or your foundation is.

It can happen. Um, probably the last questionnaire, is it normal for basements to flood? Well, um, it’s, it, it shouldn’t surprise you. Um, it shouldn’t surprise you, especially if you have negative drainage or landscaping that is coming back towards your house as opposed to slowly declining away from it. It shouldn’t surprise you if you’ve got gutters that are clogged up or maybe your downspouts. Um, you know, go straight down to the foundation. You don’t have any extensions that carry that water away from the home. Um, it shouldn’t really surprise you. Uh, you know, if, if you’ve got old dilapidated plumbing or, um, drainage that you know, has had a series of getting, uh, maybe impacted by, by roots or you know, trees outside that continually try to kind of mess up, um, that system for you. So, um, we always say that you’re more than welcome to call or reach out to us.

Um, if you have any questions on how you can avoid water damage Denver situations, avoid a flooded basement, inevitably there’s no way to 100% protect you from that experience. If it’s gonna happen, it’s probably going to happen. But there’s a bunch of things that you can do to try to protect yourself, um, and make sure everything in your home is operating properly. So, um, you know, basically just put yourself at the least possible chance of it happening. So anyway, I hope that’s, uh, answers a few of the questions that we’ve had about potential water damage, Denver issues. If you have the unfortunate experience of having your basement flood, please reach out to us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can. Um, we want to be your water damage. Denver company of choice. So seven, two zero five, seven, five, three, six, six, eight is how you get a hold of us if you need to, but until then you stay safe.