What To Do When Your Basement Floods

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Coming home after a long day at work to find your basement flooded can be a truly panic-inducing experience. Instead of frantically trying to clean it up with a mop and bucket or your trusty shop-vac, start by following these essential steps:

Immediate Steps to Take

  1. Shut off the Water: The first thing you should do is stop the flow of water. Locate the main water shut-off valve and turn it off.
  2. Locate the Source of the Leak: Identify where the water is coming from. If it's a burst pipe, shut off the electricity to prevent electrical hazards.
  3. Call an Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service: Contact a professional service like Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs immediately to dispatch a technician.
  4. Move Furniture and Personal Belongings: If it is safe to do so, start moving items out of the affected area to prevent further damage.
  5. Stay Safe: Avoid contact with water from outside sources or sewage leaks as they can be hazardous. Keep people and pets away from the flooded area.
  6. Contact Your Insurance Company: While waiting for the restoration professionals, notify your insurance company to start the claims process.
  7. Stay Calm: Remember, help is on the way, and everything will be resolved soon.

When Help Arrives

Your emergency water restoration technician should arrive within one hour of your call. Here's what to expect next:

  1. Assessment and Action: Upon arrival, the technician will assess the situation, shut off the water source if you haven't already, and inform you about the water's origin.
  2. Moving Items: The technician will assist in moving furniture and other items out of the affected area.
  3. Water Extraction: High-powered extraction equipment will be set up to remove the water quickly. Rapid removal is crucial to avoid further damage to walls, flooring, ceilings, and furniture.
  4. Drying Process: After extracting the water, fans and thermal drying technology will be used to expedite the drying process, much faster than traditional methods.
  5. Inspecting and Repairing Damage: The technician will inspect for damage to the drywall. If the drywall is affected, it will be removed and replaced. Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs provides full water restoration services, ensuring both removal and repair are handled efficiently.

Why Quick Action Is So Important

  • Preventing Further Damage: The longer water sits, the more damage it causes to walls, furniture, and flooring.
  • Mold Prevention: Moisture leads to mold growth. Mold can begin forming rapidly, often within 24 to 48 hours, even with minimal moisture.
  • Cost Efficiency: Delayed action can lead to more extensive damage and higher repair costs. Prompt intervention minimizes damage and expenses.
  • Insurance Claims: Waiting too long to contract professional help can result in your insurance company denying your claim. Timely action ensures compliance with your insurance policy.

When your home has been damaged by water, it can feel overwhelming. Taking quick action can significantly reduce the damage. Calling the professionals at Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs will ensure that the water damage restoration process is handled swiftly by experts who will make sure the job is done thoroughly, addressing all the damage and fixing the source of the problem. We take preventive measures against mold formation, completely sanitize the area, and prioritize the health and safety of your family. 

Additionally, we will assist you with your insurance claim and even work with the adjuster, if needed. For the best possible outcome following a water damage disaster, call Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs at {phone number}. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and restore your home to its pre-damage condition. We proudly serve residents and businesses in Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Falcon, Peyton, Fountain, Pueblo and Pueblo West. 

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Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs is a 24/7 Emergency water, fire and mold damage repair company. We are locally owned and operated, licensed and insured. Our experienced technicians will arrive quickly and with a sense of urgency when you call us for help. We work with all insurance companies and are happy to assist you with your claim. 


You can depend on Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs to have the best equipment and utilize the latest technology to repair your property fast and professionally. If your home or business has water damage, fire damage, or mold damage, contact Best Option Restoration of Colorado Springs for fast, friendly, local service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



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