Flood in the basement is a very common problem. It can happen to finished and unfinished both types of basements. Floods can happen because of many reasons. It can happen because of the blockage or holes in the pipelines or it can happen because of storm gutters and downspouts. All these things can cause water to flow above and low than the diameters of the house rather than away from the house. in some cases the water table which collects the rain water is above the house ad when it get filled completely with water and rain does not stop, the water start flowing on the floor of the basement. The water can also seep through the cracks present in the walls of the house. Nothing can stop water from entering the basement it will find a way even it is a tiny little hole.
Many people do not visit their basement regularly and they would not know about the water flood in the basement until it is too late. In that case, water can cause moisture in the floor and walls of the basement very deeply which can cause mold, which is another serious problem. Mold can grow and travel to other parts of the house with air. It keeps getting bigger and bigger if it remains untreated.
It is very important to take an immediate action when you find out that the basement is under flood. The first step is to clear the water from the basement completely. If the water is minor, you can use mops to clean it but if the problem is serious, than you will need equipments to remove the water.
Many people do not know about the equipments they would need for this task. You will need Portable sump pump. Wet vacuum is also a good choice. You can purchase any of these equipments from the super store or hardware store. In case you do not have money to purchase these equipments, you can also borrower it from a friend. If the basement is, full of water it means that the water drainage system of the basement is not working properly so you will have to find a different way for the water to flow. You will have to attach a hose with the machine. Make sure that the hose is long enough to put outside the window and door, so that the machine can through the water outside the basement. After removing the water, you will have to dry the place properly.
To make sure that there is no chance of mold and such things, you can bio hazard cleaning services. These people not just prevent the mold; it can also clean the basement, which is full of water.