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Basement Flooding Solutions
While usually associated with heavy rainstorms, basement flooding can happen at any time as a result of a plumbing failure. If a pipe, washer hose, water heater, or other pressurized water source leaks or fails, it can send hundreds of gallons of water per hour straight into your basement. If you’re asleep or not home at the time, the results can be disastrous—in fact, we’ve heard of water in the basement rising so high it started pouring out of the windows!
If you’re concerned about old or leaky pipes flooding your basement, or if you’ve gone downstairs and found the basement under water, call Peninsula! We’ve been providing plumbing services throughout the Delaware / Maryland area for decades. Contact us today before disaster strikes—or before it strikes again!
What to Do if Your Basement Floods
Since a plumbing failure can cause your basement to flood when you least expect it, it can be difficult to know how to react. Knowing the steps to take can make everything a little bit easier and may mitigate some of the damage.
Shut off any failed plumbing
The first thing to do is cut the water to any systems or appliances that are leaking. This may involve shutting off your home’s water main.
Note: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK THROUGH YOUR WET BASEMENT. Even if the water is only a few inches deep, you never know if it is electrified or if contains dangerous bacteria or viruses.
Call Peninsula as soon as possible
The longer you wait to call us, the more damage your home will sustain. It only takes about 48 hours for mold to start growing, so call us right away! We will pump out the water, dry your home, and make sure any mold and rot are controlled.
Once the immediate problems are solved, we will move on to finding the source of the flood taking care of it as quickly as possible.
Rescue your Things
While you might be able to get to a few things, remember—walking through water in your basement can be extremely dangerous and it’s best to wait until you’ve called us and gotten the go-ahead.
If you have photos, electronics, or other irreplaceable items that have been damaged by water, don’t worry too much—there are many companies out there who specialize in restoring valuables that have been damaged.
Remember too that while the basement is drying, it will likely be very humid for a few days. As a result, you may want to move personal items like photos, documents, and fabrics out even if they don’t look like they’ve been damaged.
Notify your insurance company
If you have flood insurance, now is a good time to call your insurance company. An agent will be able to talk to you about your claim options and can advise you on what to do should you need to meet with other contractors.
Some insurance companies will offer protection from flooding, and some will not do so. Additionally, it is important to note that some companies offer coverage for failing plumbing and not floods that come from groundwater flooding.
Even if the flood you see today is small, or you don’t feel that a call to your insurance company is necessary, you may want to make a mental note on exactly what kinds of coverage you have, should a larger flood occur later on.
Need Emergency Service? Call the Pros!
Of course, if you do have an emergency situation, we’re happy to help you. Our air conditioning service professionals are experts at getting your plumbing system fixed quickly, so you’ll never be stuck with a watery emergency for long. A Peninsula plumbing expert will be at your home in no time, ready to fix your emergency.
Contact Peninsula today to get your utility bills back under control!
Peninsula offers basement flooding solutions in:
Bethany Beach, Bishopville, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Dover, Felton, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Harrington, Laurel, Lewes, Milford, Millsboro, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth, Seaford
Berlin, Denton, Easton, Federalsburg, Ocean City, Salisbury, Trappe
We also serve the following Zip codes:
19901 19903 19904 19905 19906 19930 19933 19939 19943 19945 19947 19950 19951 19952 19956 19958 19963 19966 19968 19970 19971 19973 21601 21629 21632 21673 21801 21802 21803 21804 21811 21813 21842 21843
Count on Peninsula: Your Local Plumbing Company
We care about our neighbors and each and every one of our customers. And we believe this commitment to quality customer service sets us apart from the rest.
Dependability. Service. Quality. Value. That’s what you’ll hear when you ask our customers about us. And our commitment to your satisfaction is built on this foundation!
Reputation is everything. That’s especially true in the close-knit communities along the Maryland and Delaware peninsula. Here, Peninsula has built a long-standing reputation of respect and trust, home by home, family by family. And we’re proud of that!
You can count on Peninsula Oil and Propane for:
- An unequaled commitment to your needs and personal satisfaction
- Reliable, around-the-clock emergency service, 365 days a year
- Expert installation and upgrades, maximizing system performance
- Worry-free payment plans that respect your budget
So relax. You’ve come to the right place. You can count on our family to keep your family snug and secure. It’s what we do!
To find out more about basement flooding solutions in Delaware and Maryland, contact us today!
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