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Flooded Basement Clean-Up FAQs

My basement is flooded! What do I do?

The best way to deal with a flooded basement is to call an emergency water removal company and get help emergency flood services in the GTAfrom a professional flood damage clean-up service. These 24/7 companies are experts at dealing with these unfortunate and costly messes and can get your home back in a safe condition faster.

How do I prevent water from coming into my basement?

To prevent water from coming into your basement there are several precautions you can take. These include looking for ways to divert rainwater from your home by extending rain gutter down spouts away from your home, cleaning the rain gutters in the spring and after the fall, checking around your house during a heavy rainstorm, setting up emergency power, installing a sump pump, and having flood insurance.

How do you clean a flooded basement?

In the event of a flooded basement, it is strongly recommended to contact a professional water removal company first. Wet basements feel and smell bad, are a risk to your home’s value, and the excess moisture can ruin floors, walls, and encourage mould, posing additional problems.

Does a flooded basement cause mould?

It is very likely that a flooded basement can cause mould especially if it is not remedied properly as soon as possible. The humidity in the dark basement can cause mould spores to attach to various surfaces and grow. Mould spores can irritate the sinuses and skin, and cause more serious symptoms in people with mould allergies.

Does home insurance cover flooded basement?

Unfortunately, most standard home insurance policies only cover damage caused by flooding that originates from a sudden and accidental escape of water. This is why applying for a specific flood insurance policy will save you a huge bill for any water damage in your home. Be aware of the limits of your policy.

How much experience does your company have?

Our teams are made up of restoration professionals that have been operating within the restoration industry in the Greater Toronto Area for over 10 years.

Are your technicians IICRC-certified?

All of our teams have finished the required certification courses in order to do their work as effectively and efficiently as possible. Most of our teams work with preferred vendors of insurance companies on a regular basis or are on vendor programs themselves. All our team leaders are owner/operators of their service area or region but are readily available to help and assist other members in their areas, if they so need. With this backup, we are prepared to handle any size of loss. We specialize and are very experienced in cleaning up large floods of this nature.

How do I find basement flooding clean-up company near me?

We provide emergency flood services in the GTA, Toronto, Oakville, Georgina, Barrie, Brampton, Mississauga, Whitby, Lakeshore, and more. You can always trust Flood Services Canada to be there for all emergency flood services. Whether it’s a sink overflow or a flooded basement, we are ready to take full control of the situation, providing a hassle-free solution. We will remove the water, dry your property thoroughly, and deal directly with your insurance company, providing them with fully detailed and transparent reporting to ensure a smooth claims process. We can also start the renovation and restoration phase simultaneously, getting your house or property looking and feeling like home again without you having to lift a finger. Contact us today at (416) 999-3930.