Flooding in Basements
If your basement or crawl space gets flooded, you may want to save your personal belongings without thinking. However, you really don’t know the danger that can be caused, the water level may be high enough to reach electrical outlets or it may also be sewage water.
Avoiding potential dangers:
- Do not enter this space until a professional arrives assess the possible danger and shuts down the electricity.
- Gas leaks are frequent after flooding. So, you need to access the gas line and shut it off.
- Flashlight are pretty handy in these situations, also you need to wear the appropriate clothing. Gloves are also vital.
- If this is a case when you know where the water is coming from and it is sewage water avoid entering the water at all. Entering sewage water can make you very ill.
Now that you have received the ok from a professional you may now enter the space and start retrieving your personal belongings.