If you’ve just moved into your dream home, or have recently finished off a basement only to have it flood, is a discouraging feeling to process. The panic of trying to salvage what you can, and the concern of how deep the water is going to get, is not something any homeowner wants to experience.
Unfortunately, many homeowners in Orange County have experienced just that.
For those that called Doctor Patch, they were offered relief and the reassurance that it will not happen again. That is because we are in the business of flood damage restoration and prevention.
The Extent Of Flood Damage
Damage caused by flooding costs residents well over $8 billion dollars in the United States per year. Floods cause death, injury and can occur whenever there is extensive rainfall.
Aside from damaging carpeting and your belongings, flooding can cause extensive foundation damage. Because of this, it is important to tend to flooding as quickly as possible by calling Doctor Patch so we can perform basement flooding repair, and prevent future damage.
If you have dried your basement out yourself and fear foundation damage occurred, look for the following signs:
- Doors and windows that don’t shut properly
- Cracks in walls
- Foundation movement visible from the outside
- Foundation cracks on the outside
- Sloping floors
- Other separation and cracks in walls and floors
When performing water damage cleanup and repair, we tend to follow a similar process from job to job.
- Assess the situation visually.
- Extract water to contain damage quickly.
- Dry out the room.
- Re-assess for any more serious damage.
- Reconstruct when necessary.
Prevent Future Flooding
Whether you have experienced flooding or not, as a water damage restoration company we recommend that the best way to plan for the future is by preventing flooding as best you can.
Routinely check your basement for leaks to see if you can cover them, clean your gutters regularly and install a sump-pump. Additionally, refrain from storing valuables in the basement unless they are on raised shelving or platforms.
If possible, furnaces, water heaters and electric panels should be elevated as well to avoid much larger issues such as fire.
If Orange County is currently under a flood warning, pay attention to these warnings online or on the TV, and avoid large amounts of water should it build up in your home, as you can’t be sure what else it is in contact with or contains.
Flooding can be inevitable depending on where you live in Orange County but it is also mostly preventable except in extreme cases.
Experts In Water Damage Repair
At Doctor Patch, our skilled team has years of experience in flood restoration and prevention. Whether you’re looking for prevention tips, or are in an emergency situation, do not hesitate to call.
Our dedicated team is on the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Flooding can be unpredictable, so we don’t take any holidays to better help our clients!