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Now that we’re in the middle of a storm season, it would be a good time to talk about what would happen if your house sustained some kind of Basement Drying. High winds associated with a tornado can be devastating, you may think that you're one of the lucky ones, because your house is still standing and you are. But these heavy winds sometimes do strange things and they could force rainwater into your basement causing a lot of water damage.

  1. If this happened to you and your basement took a lot of water, be very careful in how you deal with it. Use extra precautions remembering that water and electricity do not mix and carefully make sure the electricity is shut off. If you don't know how to disconnect your electricity or you just don't feel comfortable being in a situation possibly standing in water and touching electrical switches or fuses. Call your local power company see how long it will take them to come out and disconnect your power before you begin the Basement Drying.
  2. If you don't feel confident performing a Basement Drying, or maybe you don't have the physical dexterity that it might require, there are professional water restoration companies. These companies can be hired and in most cases will be covered under your homeowners insurance. For the amount of work that they do the price could be very reasonable, especially considering that they could be working in dangerous conditions. Basement Drying water usually has bacteria already growing in it and possibly sewer water.
  3. These companies would carry with them all of the proper equipment including high-volume pumps, ones that are able to handle large amounts of water. Large commercial dehydration machines, desiccants and large fans used for moving air that is saturated with water. This equipment is invaluable when it comes to Basement Drying, you couldn't be able to do the job without them. If there is a big storm, like a tornado, there is a very good chance that you are not the only victim and the equipment from a rental store may be already exhausted, in other words already rented out.
  4. Once they completely rid your Basement Drying of any standing water by the use of their pumps, extracting the water either out of your house or into a drain. They can begin to completely remove any material that is saturated, if the drywall soaked up the water they will have to remove it up to the level of the water and possibly a little farther. They will remove any carpeting that was saturated and any other household possession, taking some of your belongings to a facility where they can be completely dried and restored.
  5. They will thoroughly clean and disinfect any area of your Basement Drying, scrubbing the entire basement, the floor and walls, ensuring that all bacteria has been killed, leaving your basement safe and clean. A construction company would come in and build back any part of your basement that was destroyed by the Basement Drying.

White Mold

Toxic White molds Some mold, such as Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys atra (chartarum), are known to produce potent toxins under certain circumstances. Although some mycotoxins are well known to affect humans and have been shown to be responsible for human health effects, for many mycotoxins,  read more..

The Effects Of Parental Hoarding On Young Children

Living with a person who hoards is very stressful. Unlike people with certain other OC Related Disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), hoarding directly affects others in the home. While OCD and BDD affects family members emotionally and at times, p  read more..

Thunderstorm Damage

The forces of mother nature, the wind, water, earthquake and even the extremes of temperature  could leave behind debris scattered places, contaminated water, spoiled food, displaced wildlife and overall conditions which, if not treated properly, might lead to major health problems. In t  read more..

Animal Removal

Think about it, if you were an animal, where would you rather live, outdoors dealing with the elements, or indoors where it's nice, safe and warm. Animals outdoors are cute furry creatures, but indoors, they can be very destructive and downright dangerous. Houses that have endured Animal Damage Animal Removal, h  read more..

Wet Crawl Space Dehumidification Vs Ventilation

While the kiln described in this publication is designed for simple operation, you will still need to closely monitor the drying process. Monitoring the moisture loss and quality of the wood during the drying process will help you maximize the efficiency of the kiln. Simply explained, when drying lu  read more..

Illinois Regulations For Asbestos Removal

What is Vermiculite? Vermiculite is a naturally-occurring mineral composed of shiny flakes, resembling mica. When heated to a high temperature, flakes of vermiculite expand as much as 8-30 times their original size. The expanded vermiculite is a light-weight, fire-resistant, and odorlessà read more..

Lead Abatement State Programs

Lead abatement is an activity designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement is often ordered by a state or local government, and can involve specialized techniques not typical of renovation activities. EPA requires individuals and firms who perform abatement projects in pre-1  read more..

Kill Mold Growth In Your Home And Eliminate Mold


Molds are the most common forms of fungi found on the earth.Fungi are classified as neither plants nor animals, and include yeasts, mildews, puffballs,   read more..

Mold Inspection

Health Concerns If building occupants are reporting serious health concerns, you should consult a health professional. In cases in which a particularly toxic mold species has been identified or is suspected, when extensive hidden mold is expected (such as behind vinyl wallpaper or in the HVAC s  read more..

Mildew

Bathroom Tip Places that are often or always damp can be hard to maintain completely free of mold. If there's some mold in the shower or elsewhere in the bathroom that seems to reappear, increasing ventilation (running a fan or opening a window) and cleaning more frequently will usually prevent mold  read more..