Jul 01 , 2020
There’s no getting around it: Major flooding requires professional clean-up with with professional equipment. But if you’ve got just a small amount of standing water in your basement, it’s better to tackle the project yourself rather than wait for a pro to arrive. Here’s how to safely remove flood water from a basement before it does even more damage.
Make Sure It’s Safe
Don’t plunge headfirst into a watery area without taking stock of the situation first.
- Standing water and electricity can make one nasty safety hazard. Wear rubber-soled boots and gloves to minimize the risk of electrical shock.
- Don’t touch any electrical devices (especially those still plugged into an outlet) until the basement has been sufficiently dried out.