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Vancouver-based Malkin Cleaners Highlights 3 Safety Considerations For Wet Basement Repair Work

February 13, 2016

Wet basement repair is a process best left to the professionals for numerous reasons. There’s the potential cost to the homeowner of structural issues during the repair. There’s also the time to complete wet basement repair work without professional equipment to consider. Yet many Vancouver homeowners still take on wet basement repair work alone. In this article, the team at Malkin Cleaners take a look at three safety considerations to make during wet basement repair work, each of which showcases the value in getting professional assistance.

1. Standing Water can Carry an Electrical Current

With most families now using full entertainment systems in their basement areas, it’s important for property owners to consider the electrical issues that water in the basement space can cause. A leak within the basement area can impact electrical circuits across the home and connect with wiring for televisions and stereo systems, potentially leading to a live current traveling across the water in the basement space. This means that if there is any standing water on basement flooring, homeowners should not try to unplug electrical systems or walk across the area without first contacting a Vancouver wet basement repair expert.

2. Flooding Can Cause Home Structural Damage

Wet basement repair professionals have a clear understanding of the impact of flooding on the structure of a home. They know that flood water can weaken the foundation areas of the property, potentially causing the home structure to become unstable over time. Flooding can also impact interior walls, potentially making them weaker as a result. This means that property owners who discover water stains on their basement walls after a flooding event should examine their basement space carefully for signs of structural damage. Any slight movement in the floor or walls requires the assistance of a specialist immediately.

3. Flood Water can Cause Mold in the Home

Mold is a potential danger when home flooding occurs. This means that homeowners must be proactive in responding to any standing water issues within their home property. Even a small amount of mold in the home can have a significant danger. The mold spores can spread throughout the home, potentially impacting those with breathing conditions such as asthma. The leading wet basement repair professionals can visit Vancouver homes and detect mold using the latest equipment. They can also dry home equipment and furniture to minimize the potential on-going threat of mold spores.

By turning to wet basement repair experts, property owners across the region can enhance the safety of their families during flooding events. To discover more on home flood safety challenges, speak with the team at Malkin Cleaners directly at(604) 970-9052 or visit their business website at www.malkincleaners.com.