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The Basement Flood Cleanup & Restoration Process

After discovering a flooded basement, the most important thing to do is to clean up the water immediately and dry out your basement completely. A flooded basement emergency can happen at any time. If you have sudden water damage or basement flooding in Toronto call SELECT Restoration Services for 24/7 emergency response. We will arrive within 1 hour to begin with emergency cleanup and restoration while answering your questions and giving you peace of mind in your time of need.



To help you understand your role and ours while making a water damage insurance claim, we have outlined the 5 step process, from reporting your discovery of basement flood damage through consistently maintaining your satisfaction until its time to close out your claim.


What Causes Basement Flooding in Toronto?


Basements are the lowest point in a home and tend to flood first during any kind of water damage. Basement flooding can often be attributed to poor drainage or compaction around your basement walls, heavy rain, a faulty sump pump or even appliance failure.


Many basements have drains to keep the space from flooding and allow excess water to leave your home. Dirt, debris and tree roots can cause blockages in these drains, preventing the water from draining out. Some homes also have sump pumps, which work to keep groundwater away from the house and into the nearest storm drain. If a sump pump is broken or becomes overwhelmed and can’t remove water, you could experience a backup in your basement.


Read our blog post on How to Prevent Basement Flooding in Toronto.

Read our blog post on How to Prepare for Heavy Rain and Basement Flooding in Toronto.


The Basement Flood Cleanup & Restoration in Toronto, ON

1. Water Removal & Extraction: Time matters when you have a flooded basement. We will quickly extract the water before it can absorb any further into your home, minimizing secondary damages. Submersible pumps, portable water extraction units and waterclaw flood extractors are used for fast and efficient water removal.


2. Cleaning & Sanitization: Once the water has been removed, we will clean, sanitize and treat the area with a plant-based antimicrobial agent to make sure that mould does not form.

3. Drying: It is imperative that water damaged areas are dried thoroughly. Excessive moisture content or high humidity resulting from water damage can lead to mould growth. We will bring in dehumidifiers and large fans for 3-5 days that work to remove any moisture by circulating dry air throughout the damaged areas.


4. Water Damage Repair: To return your basement to pre-loss condition, repairs and reconstruction services may be required. The water damage repair and restoration process will begin after all water-damaged materials are removed and the affected area has been thoroughly dried. Clean and dry materials will replace what was previously damaged by water.


Toronto Basement Flood Cleanup Experts


When unexpected property damage happens, SELECT Restoration Services in Toronto, Ontario will arrive within 1 hour of your call to clean and restore your basement as quickly as possible. With rapid response, your flooring, walls and personal property can often be restored.


Our IICRC Certified water damage restoration technicians work by your side providing efficient damage restoration services with expert guidance. If you require a basement flood cleanup service near you, get the help you need and the peace of mind you deserve. Experience matters when you have a property damage claim - so don't hesitate to contact the experts at SELECT Restoration Services.


Proudly serving the Greater Toronto Area and parts of Southern Ontario, call us today for a free estimate or 24/7 emergency service.


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