It was only two years ago that seven inches of rain fell in a very short time in the Mankato area, causing serious problems with water in people’s homes. Many recall the stories of mud and sludge in basements and the first levels of houses and the days that it took to recover. reported on the impact and how suddenly the crisis arose. Even if your neighborhood wasn’t affected, it’s likely you recall the news stories or know someone from your work, school, or church whose home was damaged. Water damage restoration is our business at ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca, and we helped many residents then and we stand ready to help with water disaster cleanup and repair today.
It was late June 17th and early on the 18th of 2014 when the water hit Mankato. The rain was so heavy – most of it in just two hours – that sewers could not handle the volume and water was forced back through residential sewers, sending water and sewage into people’s basements. People reported waking up at 2:30 in the morning to find water knee-deep in their home. Carpets were ruined, along with belongings stored in basements and furnishings on lower levels. Wallboard had to be removed and replaced after rooms were dried out, and special precautions had to be taken in many homes to prevent mold from developing. Standing water or wet materials can be a breeding ground for mold, making the disaster aftermath even more costly.
Sewage in your home is a health risk, a potential contaminant to water supplies, and a source of terrible odors that can permeate materials in the home and linger for weeks or more. All of these circumstances are reason enough to be aware of weather forecasts in the summer months and ensure you’ve taken precautions to limit water damage. That may include sloping lawns away from foundations, checking for foundation cracks or loose pipe connections, and installing a sump pump.
ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca will do the sewage cleanup for you. We will handle water removal, dry out your basement and home, remove and pack out damaged materials, and perform water damage repairs. Whether the cause is heavy rain, an outright flood, or broken plumbing, we will thoroughly and efficiently complete the entire water damage restoration process for your home or business. Mankato can count on us for water damage repair and mold remediation.