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    Tips to Getting Your Basement Dry

    Posted: April 18, 2013

    You may be surprised at what can be saved after it has been damaged from water. The most important tip is to get rid of the water ASAP. The longer the water sits the more of an issue it becomes with mold and the harder it is to repair. Below are some tips to remediating your water damage.

    *Remove important items that can be picked up and moved to another room. Once removed from the water dry with a fan.
    *Find the source of the water. There may be leaves clogging a sewer or a faulty sump pump. If so, remove the leaves or replace the sump pump. If you need a referral I can provide you with one for immediate sump pump repair.
    *Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to circulate the air and reduce moisture buildup in your basement.
    *Confirm that your policy has sump pump/sewer back up coverage, the endorsement will provide coverage for water removal and damaged items.

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