When you have flooded basement there several steps you need to take in order to bring you indoor living environment back to a full restoration. Depending on the level of severity and degree of water damage, you may be able to remove the water yourself, but it's highly recommended that you seek out a licensed water removal service. There are several reasons why using a professional is the recommended choice.
1. A licensed professional has the experience and training required to handle the issue of a flooded basement properly. Flooding in basements is a common incident in the water removal industry and it's likely your hired professional will have plenty experience. This will allow for a speedy and effective restoration of your basement to pre-flooded condition.
2. Flooding in a basement environment can lead to air quality issues or mold problems due to poor ventilation and it being a moisture prone environment. A licensed professional will be able to perform an air quality test or mold inspection when or after your basement is flooded. This is an essential step that often gets overlooked, and is not always a standard for every company during the water restoration process. Be sure that the professional you hire includes air quality and mold testing during the remediation.
3. In order to restore a basement from flooding there is often the need of commercial grade water removal and drying equipment. While it's possible rent this type of equipment, it can be very expensive and time consuming if you are not familiar with how to use the equipment properly. A licensed professional typically owns this type of equipment and uses it regularly. More often than not, the cost you pay to hire a professional will be will worth the investment. Having your flooded basement go through professional water restoration will be the best way to ensure the problem is handled effectively.