My Basement Flooded, Now What?!
1. Safety First
- Don’t risk injury if your basement is flooded. If there is an inch or more of standing water in your basement, this is considered severe flooding and the water can contain harmful bacteria so avoid entering the basement if possible.
- Do NOT touch any electrical wires. As the old saying goes – water and electricity don’t mix; touching electrical fixtures while wet can be deadly.
- If you have experienced severe flooding, have your basement pumped as soon as possible.