Water damage comes in many forms. No matter how it shows up, water can wreak far more havoc than a lot of people realize. Water is everywhere, can come from almost any direction, and can cause long term damage in your home. How do you protect your home from water damage? That’s where we come in. At HS Waterproofing, we protect your home from water damage, and we can help you if you’re already dealing with a water problem. Call us today to keep your home clean and dry, or take a look at our restoration services below. Our team is always ready to help our neighbors in the Harbor City area.
Basement Water Cleanup
Out of all of the rooms in your house, the basement is the most susceptible to water damage. It’s very common for homeowners to deal with a sudden and unexpected water problem in the basement. As a matter of fact, basement water can show up seemingly out of nowhere. It’s unfortunate and sometimes dangerous, but the good news is that we’re here to help. Don’t settle for anything less than our experienced and reliable team. During water emergencies, your home needs the best.
Why Basements Flood
Like we said, when it comes to water in the basement, it may seem like the water came out of nowhere. Still, it didn’t just show up out of the blue, so where is this water really coming from? Basement water damage can come from several sources. Take a look at the most common ones below.
When you have unexpected water in the basement, the most likely culprit is groundwater. Groundwater is exactly what it sounds like: water that exists in the ground. Rainy seasons feature more groundwater than dry seasons. The ground can only hold so much water, though, so if it gets too saturated, the water has to go somewhere. Unfortunately, “somewhere” can sometimes mean your basement.
Storms and Flooding
Of course, storms and floods can also bring water into the basement. Being the lowest part of the house, the basement is the first place water is going to go if you happen to have leaks that let flood water inside.
Broken Pipes and Appliances
A lot of people keep appliances in their basements, and those appliances can sometimes leak if they break. Basements also sometimes house a lot of pipes, and if your basement isn’t insulated enough, those pipes can freeze and burst when they get too cold.
What We Do
Whatever the source of the water damage, we’re ready to jump into action and remove it. We have a multi-step process to get the job done as quickly and completely as possible.
The first thing that we do is assess the problem. We take a look at the water to figure out where it came from, how risky it is, and approximately how much time it will take for us to remove it.
If you have a lot of standing water, our next step is to remove it. In case of large puddles, regular drying isn’t going to do the job. We do a complete extraction by using a wet vac for smaller jobs and sump pumps for larger ones.
The standing water is gone, but our job isn’t done yet. Next, we dry your basement completely by using tools such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and powerful fans.
If the water is particularly dangerous, – for example, if it came from a flood – then the next part of the process is to sanitize the area. Getting your basement dry isn’t enough. We also want to make sure that it’s safe.
24/7 Emergency Services
Water damage is an emergency and should be treated as such. If you have water in the basement that doesn’t belong there, quick action is the key to avoiding long term damage. That’s why we’re here for you 24/7. Water can flood your basement at any time. Groundwater certainly won’t wait until it’s convenient for your schedule. No matter what time or day it is when disaster strikes, our team will always be here to answer your call. We’ll show up right away and get to work immediately.
An important part of restoration is prevention, which is why we offer several services to prevent the need for water restoration in the first place. Here’s what we can do to protect your home from disaster.
Foundation repair is a great way to prevent moisture from damaging your house. If you’ve noticed extra humidity in places such as the basement, then you may have a foundation problem in your house. Other signs that your house needs foundation repair include cracks in the basement floor and walls, uneven or slanted doors, and wall hangings that won’t hang straight no matter what you do. The HS Waterproofing crew can seal the cracks and repair the foundation so that water can’t get in.
You can also take several waterproofing measures to prevent the need for restoration. We offer basement and crawlspace waterproofing to prevent moisture damage and subsequent foundation damage. Our waterproofing options include encapsulation, sump pump battery backups, and basement ventilation.
The Team You Can Trust
When it comes to your home, you want a top-rated, trustworthy team who will provide the best service. You absolutely deserve the best, and our team is here to provide just that. We pride ourselves on our trustworthy and courteous service. HS Waterproofing is top rated on Home Advisor. We’re a BBB accredited company, and our work comes with a lifetime warranty as well as a satisfaction guarantee. We’ve been in this business for 20 years, so we’re more than prepared to provide the best service.
Call HS Waterproofing Today
Whether you need us to remove water from your basement or to provide waterproofing and foundation repair, our team is here for you and ready to get to work.
Contact HS Waterproofing today to protect your home.