Discover An Overflowing Basement Toilet? Call A Water Damage Team Fast

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Discover An Overflowing Basement Toilet? Call A Water Damage Team Fast

2 May 2023
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An overflowing basement toilet that has gone unnoticed can be a big bacterial problem if it isn't treated properly. If you have discovered a broken toilet and your basement is saturated with overflow water, you want to call a water damage restoration team. 

Make a call to your insurance company to see if your home insurance policy covers these types of damage. If they do, they may want you to use a specific water damage service provider. Here are the things the service experts will do right away.

Water Removal

Removing the water fast is very important and the water damage restoration team has all of the tools and equipment to do it. Mold can start to develop in just one day. Extracting all moisture out of all these things fast is important:

  • Carpeting
  • Drywall
  • Furniture
  • Ventilation system
  • HVAC appliances

Anywhere the water is, it will be removed. This will not only help to preserve all the items saturated but also make the items usable faster.

Treat Bacterial Hazards

There are many different types of dangerous bacteria living in your toilet. When your toilet overflows, things like E coli, streptococcus, and more become health hazards in your home. The water damage company will treat the space to make sure these bacteria don't spread or become dangerous.

A spray will be applied through the ventilation system also, to make sure that hazards aren't in the vents and ductwork. With antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agents, the space will be safe after treatment. This will also treat any mold that is developing throughout the space.

Removal of Damaged Items

Items that are damaged and have to be removed will be extracted by the water damage restoration team. You don't want to handle the materials, in case they have waste or other toxins, and the team will remove the debris and haul it away.

Post Overflow Moisture Control

To make sure there aren't any problems after the toilet overflow cleanup, be sure to practice moisture control in the space immediately after. This means running a dehumidification machine, insulating pipes, and possibly sealing the concrete in the areas affected.

It's especially important to call a water damage restoration company quickly if you don't know how long the toilet has been overflowing, or how long the water has been saturated in the space. Get a team to your home and see what can be saved with professional assistance today.

Contact a company like American Restoration LLC to learn more.

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clean up and repair after summer storms

Summer storms can be hard on a home. Roofing, siding, windows and basements can all quickly get damaged by a single powerful storm that blows through town. So, what do you do if your home is damaged by one of these summer storms? I created this blog after going through the clean up and repair process twice in a single summer. I have learned a lot about what to do before the damage repair contractors arrive to help minimize the damage that the home sustains. I hope that you find these tips as helpful as I have during the stressful time of clean up and repair.