The flooding of basements can occur at any time for a variety of reasons. More often than not, flooding occurs when big storms filled with heavy rain takes place, but it can also happen when the weather is dry. Bottom line, basements are inherently prone to flooding. Therefore, if it happens to you, be sure to rent the right equipment you need to remove water from your home.
When it comes to renting the right equipment, there are three kinds that you can choose from. The first piece of equipment is the sump pump. A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has been collected in enclosed areas like a basement. There are two kinds of sump pumps, pedestal and submersible. The difference is that a pedestal pump’s motor is mounted above the sump whereas a submersible pump is mounted inside the sump. Submersible pumps can be a little more expensive to rent because they are more powerful and can take in debris without clogging. The beauty of renting sump pumps is that they can automatically send the water that is flooding your basement to any place that is not problematic like a drain or sewer without having to perform a lot of manual labor. The second kind of equipment to rent is the wet shop vacuum. Wet shop vacuums may not be as powerful as the sump pump, but they’re a great piece of equipment for getting those hard to reach areas within your basement. The size and power of your vacuum will determine the cost it will be to rent. The final piece of equipment is the wet vacuum. Wet vacuums are ideal for smaller basements that are not completely flooded. They are the cheapest of the three to rent and also the least powerful. Because they are so small they can fill up fast, which means you will have to empty the holding receptacle outside your home much more frequently.
Finally, after you removed all the water from your basement it is time to begin the drying the process. Consider renting an industrial fan or a dehumidifier to speed up the drying process. When using a dehumidifier, you must close all windows and doors for it to work properly. It will successfully accelerate the drying process. Using a dehumidifier and strategically placing fans in such a way that air is blown away and out will help prevent the formation of mold and mildew in your home. When it’s all said and done, check your home for extensive damage inside and out. If you are unsure, consult a professional to ensure your home is safe and protected. Flooded basements are a hassle for anyone to deal with. Cleaning and removing water from a flooded basement is definitely something that takes time and is full of obstacles. Just make sure you rent the right equipment to get the job done.