Dunwoody Basement Flooding: What to Do

Basement Flooding? Call AdvantaClean in Dunwoody

Once your Dunwoody basement floods, immediate action must be taken to help limit damage and keep potential hazards from developing. The sooner you call someone to assist with basement flooding to clean up the water and begin mitigation, the better. Our AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs team will take several steps to ensure you get quality results. We are here for 24/7 response, so calling us at (470) 819-2070 will mobilize a crew to get started within hours.

If you are dealing with basement flooding in Dunwoody and do not know where to begin, we can help. These are some steps that you can take to ensure your furniture, personal belongings, and internal structures get rescued:

Safety First

With any flooding or significant water development, there is a real risk of danger from electrocution. If you have a lot of standing water in your basement, only enter the area once you can turn off the primary electricity source. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs recommends bringing in our skilled restoration technicians to address the cleanup to avoid severe or life-threatening injuries.

Water Removal

Some homeowners with a wet-dry vacuum can try pulling up standing water until we arrive. Such a mitigation step can help protect your basement's drywall, furniture, and other items. Once we arrive, we can get to work with water removal services using the following:

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps

  • Powerful truck-mounted extraction equipment

  • Weighted rover extractors

  • Carpet wands

Drying Services

All residual moisture must get dried to prevent secondary damages and mold growth. We bring:

  • Industrial-grade fans and air movers

  • Drying mats

  • Specialized drying equipment for tight spaces (i.e., behind walls and baseboards)

  • Dehumidifiers

Specialized Flooring Care

If you have a nice finished basement in your Dunwoody property, you could have carpeting, vinyl tile, or linoleum. In some basement flooding situations, your vinyl tile might have to get pulled up to ensure adequate drying. Vinyl sheeting might have to be discarded, but some tongue and groove flooring could be saved. For carpeting, we may use weighted rovers or pull up the materials to ensure the carpet pad and subfloor get thoroughly dried. In all incidences of basement flood cleanup, AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs uses disinfectant solutions that eliminate germs, including:

  • Fungicidal

  • Virucidal

  • Bactericidal

  • Tuberculocidal

Basement Flooding Due to Sump Pump Failure

The basement is often the most vulnerable point in a home for flooding. Many homeowners invest in a sump pump, but you must ensure it is always in proper working condition. Sump pump maintenance is necessary to keep your basement from flooding by collecting water and moving it out and away from your home. You should always check sump pump elements like:

  • The motor to ensure it is turning on and running as it should.

  • The discharge line is free from debris and dirt to drain water safely.

  • The backup power to have peace of mind your pump will work in case the power is off.

AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs Offers Basement Waterproofing Services

Any homeowner should be concerned about basement moisture and flooding. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs provides innovative basement waterproofing solutions to give you added peace of mind. We have certified technicians to diagnose moisture issues and develop the correct fix for your basement. Some of the options that we provide to area customers include:

  • Drainage system solutions – Curtain drains, footing, and sump pump installation or repair work

  • Crack repair solutions – Epoxy or polyurethane injection to address cracks in walls and slabs

Whether a heavy rainstorm creates floodwater that infiltrates your basement, an appliance malfunction that creates pooling, or a burst pipe sends gallons of water into the space, AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs has the cleanup and drying solutions you need. Contact us at any time - day or night at (470) 819-2070, and we can be sure a crew will be at your door as soon as possible to start water removal and restoration.