Flooded Basement Cleanup Rapid water extraction, drying and sanitation service

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Lois Laing,

“Esteban and Toufk were exceptional in dealing with the aftermath of my cellar flooding. They are trustworthy, professional, thorough and handled my belongings with care. I can not recommend them highly enough. Thank you for making a nightmare into a pleasant situation.”

Flooded Basement Cleanup

  • Rapid water extraction, drying and sanitation service
This is a service for:
  • Business customers

  • Domestic customers

Read this before you do anything.

Hydrostatic pressure: what it is and how it can affect the structural integrity of your entire building.

Hydrostatic pressure affects every basement whether you realise it or not. It is basically the pressure that is exerted by a liquid at the point where two forces are balanced, in this instance the force of ground water pressing in on your basement walls and the engineered structure (your basement and the air within the basement) pushing back on that force, cancelling each other out.

When you introduce water into the basement the force that is pushing back on the ground water is increased. The increase is determined by the depth of the water (an increased depth of water results in the increased weight of water). At the same time the pressure from outside the basement is increased to maintain the balance.

If the water inside your basement is removed too quickly the pressure from outside the basement doesn’t have time to adjust to the new point of balance. This basically means you can end up with more force pushing in than the structure is designed to withstand, resulting in severe structural damage or catastrophic failure of the structure.

I have water in my basement following:

I have water in my basement following a flood from a burst water main or flash flood.

The unpleasant shock and stress experienced when your home or business is flooded by a force outside of your control is not enjoyable for anyone. Add on top of that the pressure of suddenly finding yourself in a position where you must find someone to fix the problem and prevent any further damage to your building or your contents. It can take its toll on a person and we understand that.

You might find yourself asking questions like:

  • How much is this going to cost to fix?
  • Do I need to contact my insurers right away?
  • How do I know if my building has sustained structural damage that I can’t see?
  • How quickly can it be fixed?

You’ve come to the right place; we can answer all those questions for you.

We can provide you with an initial emergency call out to help prevent further damage and begin assessing the work needed to put everything back to the way it was before the incident. We will work with you or your insurer every step of the way.

At Ideal Response, we take a tailored approach to basement floods. Water extraction and drying isn’t a one-size-fits-all process.

Using state of the art technology, our drying regimes are individually tailored to ensure the right drying programme is installed for your exact needs. Just like water extraction, drying too quickly can cause damage to building materials and the structure of the building.

I have water in my basement following a leaking pipe, over-running bath, sink or toilet.

Have you discovered a leaking pipe within your basement? Or perhaps you have left the bath or sink running and it’s caused an overflow of water in your basement? Whatever the cause, it’s highly likely you will be concerned about the effects of water damage to your basement, property and contents. It’s safe to say that most people that find themselves in this position will be feeling anxious to fix the problem quickly, in order to prevent any further damage.

You might find yourself asking questions like:

  • How much is this going to cost to fix?
  • Do I need to contact my insurers right away?
  • How do I know if my building has sustained structural damage that I can’t see?
  • How quickly can it be fixed?

We can provide you with an initial emergency call out to help prevent further damage and begin assessing the work needed to put everything back to the way it was before the incident. We will work with you or your insurer every step of the way.

If you’re experiencing a flooded basement, you need to act fast. All flood water is considered black, therefore if your basement has flooded due to weather or high groundwater levels, you need to avoid entering it and get it dealt with as soon as possible.

Even grey water doesn’t stay safe for long. Bacteria will begin to grow within hours, making it hazardous to enter. This means that not only will you need water extraction and drying, but your basement will also need a thorough decontamination and sanitation to ensure it’s safe to enter.

I have water in my basement following continuous seeping ground water.

Groundwater is common during adverse weather like flash floods. This can cause water to seep through the floors and foundations of a basement. It can be very overwhelming for a home owner or business that has found groundwater within their basement following a flood.

It’s certainly not uncommon for people to feel alarmed at the sight of groundwater appearing within their property. The important thing to remember, is to react as quickly as you can to mitigate any further damage to your property and its contents. It’s one of the reason why we provide a rapid response service, whereby our technicians can be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call, to carry out any remedial works.

You might find yourself asking questions like:

  • How much is this going to cost to fix?
  • Do I need to contact my insurers right away?
  • How do I know if my building has sustained structural damage that I can’t see?
  • How quickly can it be fixed?

We can provide you with an initial emergency call out to help prevent further damage and begin assessing the work needed to put everything back to the way it was before the incident. We will work with you or your insurer every step of the way.

We have decades of experience in dealing with flooded basements across a wide range of properties; from domestic houses through to large scale commercial properties. From sewage and groundwater, to a burst pipe and leaking dishwasher, we’ve seen it all. No matter the scale of the flood or type of property, we have the experience and equipment to bring your environment back to a safe condition—from water extraction right through to drying and sanitation.

Available 24/7, we aim to be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call. So, if you’ve experienced a basement flood and need help now, contact our experts today.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lois Laing,

“Esteban and Toufk were exceptional in dealing with the aftermath of my cellar flooding. They are trustworthy, professional, thorough and handled my belongings with care. I can not recommend them highly enough. Thank you for making a nightmare into a pleasant situation.”

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    Flooded Basement Cleanup

    Read this before you do anything.

    Hydrostatic pressure: what it is and how it can affect the structural integrity of your entire building.

    Hydrostatic pressure affects every basement whether you realise it or not. It is basically the pressure that is exerted by a liquid at the point where two forces are balanced, in this instance the force of ground water pressing in on your basement walls and the engineered structure (your basement and the air within the basement) pushing back on that force, cancelling each other out.

    When you introduce water into the basement the force that is pushing back on the ground water is increased. The increase is determined by the depth of the water (an increased depth of water results in the increased weight of water). At the same time the pressure from outside the basement is increased to maintain the balance.

    If the water inside your basement is removed too quickly the pressure from outside the basement doesn’t have time to adjust to the new point of balance. This basically means you can end up with more force pushing in than the structure is designed to withstand, resulting in severe structural damage or catastrophic failure of the structure.

    I have water in my basement following:

    I have water in my basement following a flood from a burst water main or flash flood.

    The unpleasant shock and stress experienced when your home or business is flooded by a force outside of your control is not enjoyable for anyone. Add on top of that the pressure of suddenly finding yourself in a position where you must find someone to fix the problem and prevent any further damage to your building or your contents. It can take its toll on a person and we understand that.

    You might find yourself asking questions like:

    You’ve come to the right place; we can answer all those questions for you.

    We can provide you with an initial emergency call out to help prevent further damage and begin assessing the work needed to put everything back to the way it was before the incident. We will work with you or your insurer every step of the way.

    At Ideal Response, we take a tailored approach to basement floods. Water extraction and drying isn’t a one-size-fits-all process.

    Using state of the art technology, our drying regimes are individually tailored to ensure the right drying programme is installed for your exact needs. Just like water extraction, drying too quickly can cause damage to building materials and the structure of the building.

    I have water in my basement following a leaking pipe, over-running bath, sink or toilet.

    Have you discovered a leaking pipe within your basement? Or perhaps you have left the bath or sink running and it’s caused an overflow of water in your basement? Whatever the cause, it’s highly likely you will be concerned about the effects of water damage to your basement, property and contents. It’s safe to say that most people that find themselves in this position will be feeling anxious to fix the problem quickly, in order to prevent any further damage.

    You might find yourself asking questions like:

    We can provide you with an initial emergency call out to help prevent further damage and begin assessing the work needed to put everything back to the way it was before the incident. We will work with you or your insurer every step of the way.

    If you’re experiencing a flooded basement, you need to act fast. All flood water is considered black, therefore if your basement has flooded due to weather or high groundwater levels, you need to avoid entering it and get it dealt with as soon as possible.

    Even grey water doesn’t stay safe for long. Bacteria will begin to grow within hours, making it hazardous to enter. This means that not only will you need water extraction and drying, but your basement will also need a thorough decontamination and sanitation to ensure it’s safe to enter.

    I have water in my basement following continuous seeping ground water.

    Groundwater is common during adverse weather like flash floods. This can cause water to seep through the floors and foundations of a basement. It can be very overwhelming for a home owner or business that has found groundwater within their basement following a flood.

    It’s certainly not uncommon for people to feel alarmed at the sight of groundwater appearing within their property. The important thing to remember, is to react as quickly as you can to mitigate any further damage to your property and its contents. It’s one of the reason why we provide a rapid response service, whereby our technicians can be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call, to carry out any remedial works.

    You might find yourself asking questions like:

    We can provide you with an initial emergency call out to help prevent further damage and begin assessing the work needed to put everything back to the way it was before the incident. We will work with you or your insurer every step of the way.

    We have decades of experience in dealing with flooded basements across a wide range of properties; from domestic houses through to large scale commercial properties. From sewage and groundwater, to a burst pipe and leaking dishwasher, we’ve seen it all. No matter the scale of the flood or type of property, we have the experience and equipment to bring your environment back to a safe condition—from water extraction right through to drying and sanitation.

    Available 24/7, we aim to be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call. So, if you’ve experienced a basement flood and need help now, contact our experts today.