Basement Flooding

You thought it would be a good idea to convert your seldom-used basement into a finished living space. Then, one morning you go downstairs and find a foot of water in your new living area.

When this happens in your home, what can you do? Luckily, Tidy Clean Pros has over 19 years of experience restoring basements after a water loss and can help you in your situation as well.

Causes of Water Damage

Beyond storms and floods, why else would your basement flood?

  • Inadequate grading: The ground around your foundation is level or sloped toward the structure. If the soil around the house was not properly compacted it can settle over time. This causes water to settle at the outside of the wall and may eventually seep into your basement or finished lower level of your home.
  • Missing gutters or downspouts: A tremendous amount of rainwater can be deposited at the foundation of the structure, thus creating a problem with water gushing into your basement or finished lower level when there are no downspouts or gutters. Properly installed gutters and downspouts divert this water away from the foundation so that this problem can be eliminated.
  • Window wells that are improperly designed: Window wells act like a drain. They are located right next to the foundation. When they are improperly installed, the rain water is directed right toward them, thus finding its way right into your room.
  • Problems with the drain tile and / or sump pit: Years ago when basements were not really used as living space, no subsurface drainage was used. In other cases, clogged drainage pipes, tree root obstructions in the drainage pipe, or the connections to the sump pump have been damaged, or a failed sump pump.
  • Cracks in the structure: Poured concrete and concrete block foundations can develop cracks over time. If the floor joists are not connected properly to the foundation, these cracks can allow water to seep in.
  • Improper drainage with under slab duct work: If heating ducts are installed under the slab, the drainage level may be left higher than the ducts, causing the ducts to act like drainage pipes. Water can collect inside the ductwork, causing possible mold contamination.

If You Suffer from Basement Floods, Choose Tidy Clean Pros

A simple call to the experts Tidy Clean at 888-285-8080 or 507-591-7742 will be the start of having your living area restored to like-new condition. We have built excellent relationships with our customers over the last 19 years.

We are here to serve you in Mankato, MN and the surrounding area. Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, we pride ourselves in a response time of 60 minutes or less. We will be on the scene to assess the damage and begin the cleanup process.

Our IICRC certified technicians are expertly trained and use the latest technologies and equipment to mitigate the problem. We will also be a valued advocate with your insurance company and act professionally on your behalf.

If any of these factors have caused a problem with water in your basement, the good news is that these problems can be rectified with our commercial basement water extraction.

Call the experts at Tidy Clean. We will get the job done right!

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