Over the Ground Flooding – What Is It & What to Do About It

Water damage restoration services for overland flooding
Water damage restoration services for overland flooding

If you're looking for information about overland flooding and what to do if that ever happens to you, keep reading!

Owning a home is often a wonderful experience until disaster strikes and you have no other option but to invest heavily in home repair. However, some would argue that this is part of the fun; having to deal with complex problems, such as cleaning up after water damage from flooding.

Over the ground flooding is when water starts seeping into your house, especially into your basement, from windows and doors either due to bad weather or flooding outside for any reason.

So, what to do about it? What is happening, and who to call?

What Is Over the Ground Flooding?

Water may seep into your basement from four different sources:

  1. Through your sewage system (sump)
  2. Backing up in the draining system (clogs)
  3. Cracks in walls/floors or through windows and doors (overland flooding)
  4. From the ground up (underground flooding)

While the first two are relatively easy to fix, the second two will take some doing. As a preventive measure, we recommend contacting your insurance provider to find out what expenses you can get covered in case you have to deal with damage from ground water. Mammoth Restoration works with all insurance carriers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and we would be happy to assist you in the process of contacting your carrier.

What to Do in Case of Ground Water Flooding?

The first thing you should do is call a South Jersey water damage restoration service and tell them it’s an emergency. Unplug all electronics, not just in your basement but in the whole house. If possible, shut off the main circuit breaker outside your house and wait. If you have any concerns about your safety, don’t do anything other than call us. We’ll take care of everything when we arrive at your property.

Call Mammoth at 609.859.5600 for your water damage restoration services in South Jersey and the Philadelphia region to get an immediate free quote and 24/7 emergency service, not just for water removal but complete restoration as well!

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