Upgrading Your Basement After A Flood
Seeing your property hit by a flood is the stuff of homeowner nightmares. Nobody deserves to suffer this traumatic episode. Sadly, it is one that impacts the lives of thousands every single year.
If your home is damaged by this sort of problem, the only thing you can do is look to turn the negative into a positive. Your basement is likely to be the area most affected by the flood water. As such, you should look to rectify the damage quickly and transform the room into a more productive space than ever before.
The speed of your response is vital. The longer you live in a home with damage, the longer it’ll bug you. More importantly, those issues could worsen over time. Experts at Restorationeze can help remove the water and start the repair work before those problems escalate. Emotionally, knowing that you’ve made the first positive step will have a huge impact too.
With the water subsided, you can think about turning the basement into something more useful. Restoring it back to the storage space it was before will only make it feel like you’ve spent money repairing the damage. Even if insurance companies are paying the bill, there’s still the aspects of time to consider. Actively improving the space is the only truly positive reaction.
There are various opportunities at this stage. You could make the basement a home gym or an office. One idea we love, however, is turning it into a bar. With the electrics and other key elements back to full health, there’s nothing to stop you making this happen. A few coats of paint and a simple bar area will complete the job. Meanwhile, you can add dartboards and other items to inject extra fun. Or you could just mount a TV on the wall for when you want to watch sport or films.
It doesn’t really matter what you do with the space. However, this is a great chance to make it a more useful part of the home. It would be a shame to let that opportunity pass you by. If you are going to make those upgrades, though, it’s imperative that the basement is safe. The last thing you need is to see the work ruined by a second bout of flooding. Meanwhile, you should ensure that the AC facilities keep the newly decorated space comfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never want to use the new room.
Flood barriers and other protection will ensure that you avoid future damage. Ultimately, you just need to be sure that the water can’t access the property. As long as you do this, you’ll be able to rest with far greater assurance. Even if you decide against redecorating the room, fixing those issues and preventing similar episodes is vital. Failure to do so is simply asking for trouble.
Once you’ve been hit by a flood, this job has to become top of your agenda. Act fast and you can reduce the damage, repair costs and time that the amount of time that your home is affected.