Basement Water Damage Rochester MN
Weather Causing Basement Water Damage
As Minnesota heads into the Spring season, the temperatures will rise and the snow will melt. In the Midwest, houses are usually built with basements to protect from severe weather. Newer homes sometimes have the option to include water proofing on the foundation while being built, but many homes do not have basement water proofing in Rochester, MN. What does that mean for property owners in Minnesota? Be prepared for water to enter your home and cause damage.
How to avoid Basement Water Damage in Rochester, MN
The best time to prepare is before the damage can occur. Check out our comprehensive list here, but to summarize:
- Move snow away from your foundation
- Melt ice dams, if accessible
- Check your basement in the morning and evening to catch the damage earlier, think about adding moisture detection alarms
- Add gutter extensions if you don’t have them already
- Get any inward sloping concrete raised via a concrete raising company
- Make sure your sump pump is working if you have one – add some water to the basin and see if it pumps out
DIY Water Damage Mitigation?
Discovering water in your basement is an unpleasant surprise. Your first thought may be to try a do-it-yourself approach to try drying it out because it may not seem too bad. However, most property owners don’t have the property moisture detection equipment to figure out where the water is or powerful enough equipment to properly dry it out. Dry to the touch does not mean dry. Water can be behind the studs and insulation of drywall, but the drywall can be dry. Additionally, residential fans and dehumidifiers often can move enough air or remove enough moisture to stop secondary damage from occurring.
Secondary damage occurs when materials sit wet for too long or water continues to spread. Mold can begin growing with 24-48 hours if the property isn’t being addressed correctly. If a DIY approach fails, insurance may say you did not take proper action to protect your property. Get professional help for your Basement Water Damage Rochester MN.
Why Service Restoration?
Service Restoration is a private, local, and family-owned company. We are not a franchise of a larger corporation, so we don’t give you large corporation answers. We are an IICRC certified firm (read here about why that’s important). Although we are privately owned, we have invested into our technology, people, and processes. Our staff is available 24/7/365 for expert service. Additionally, with a commercial and residential construction background, we understand how buildings are put together. We view this as a differentiator because we can are able to think creatively on the mitigation side to minimize the reconstruction expense.
Certified Restoration Specialists
Service Restoration is a IICRC Certified Firm with
Technicians Certified by the IICRC with a Triple Master Designation
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