After a leak, you will need to clean and dry your property quickly. Nobody wants mold to grow on their carpets, have their wood floors warp, see their electronics destroyed, or allow any of the other consequences of water damage to take root in their home or business. That is why it is so important to know how to properly stop that water flow, dry your property, and re-mediate potential water damage.
If you have a sump pump or an older home, basement leaks and floods are going to happen. The key is to be prepared to act quickly! Back up power, back up pumps, water alarms to alert you to a flood (even when not home) and protective barriers to keep water contained can all buy you enough time to limit or eliminate the damage that follows a basement flood.