How to Recognize Signs of Damage to Your Basement

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The first signs of basement damage can often be subtle. When left undetected, they could turn serious and irreversible, requiring professional repairs. Checking your basement regularly could help you save thousands of dollars and protect your structure. ServiceMaster of Cobb has compiled the top signs of basement water damage below.

Cracks in the wall, floor or foundation

Peeling paint

Sinking floors

Musty smells

Mold growth

The Atlantic hurricane season is a time of high moisture, so inspect your basement frequently to ensure that your foundation and structure are safe.

What to Do When Your Basement Floods

Your basement is likely to flood during a storm or hurricane. Here’s what you should do when your basement fills with water:

Turn off the power

Turn off all energy sources around the area including electricity and gas. If there is standing water and this action could not be performed without going through it, keep yourself safe by leaving the job to a professional.

Wear boots and gloves

Floodwaters can contain pathogens, sewage and other contaminants. If there is a need to wade in floodwaters, use proper protective equipment such as boots and gloves.

Call your insurance company

Standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. If you live in an area with a high risk of flooding, consider securing a separate policy for flooding events. It’s easier to recover from flood damage with the proper coverage.

Make an Appointment for Basement Water Damage Repair in Georgia

Water damage emergencies cannot wait. ServiceMaster of Cobb is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our Emergency Hotline. We service Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Rome, Dalton, Douglasville, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Canton, Acworth, Cartersville, Calhoun and Dallas, Georgia and surrounding areas.

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