Stagnant water in your basement can present a hazard to your health and the health of your family. Stagnant water contains harmful bacteria, fungi (mold), and parasites. It also attracts bugs and rodents. Disease carrying mosquitos are attracted to stagnant water. If you find stagnant water in your basement, contacting a water restoration company that specializes in cleaning stagnant water and restoring your property to its pre-loss condition is the way to go.
A water damage restoration company will begin by finding the source of the stagnant water. Finding the water’s source will help keep the problem from reoccurring in the future. This could be a leaky pipe, condensation, or even water from a prior flooding event. If stagnant water is due to a broken pipe, faucet, crack in the foundation, or other broken object, a water damage restoration specialist will fix the issue to prevent it from happening again.
The Water Extraction Process
Next, a water damage restoration specialist will extract the stagnant water using a wet/dry vac or high-powered pump depending on how much water is present. The water is carefully removed so it doesn’t infect other areas.
After water is extracted, the area is dried with heavy-duty fans. This step is important to prevent mold growth. Water damage restoration specialists make sure there are no unseen wet or damp areas that could create a mold problem.
Once the area is dried, it can be cleaned with mold deterrent cleaners. These industrial cleaners kill any residual bacteria, parasites, and fungi and are safe to use in the home. They leave a light, clean scent that is not overwhelming.
It’s important to contact a water restoration company as soon as you discover stagnant water in your basement. Allowing it to remain will only cause further damage to your home. Our water damage restoration teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet all of your water damage needs. Contact us 24/7 at 1-888-443-3110 for a free estimate!