When using the professionals at Basement Doctor of Cincinnati, you can be sure that your newly refinished basement will be comfortable and cozy now and forever!
If your walls and ceilings aren’t adequately insulated, pipes there could easily freeze. In addition, you’re losing a lot of heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. By adding insulation, you’ll lower your energy bills and help prevent frozen pipes in the winter. It’s a win-win situation. The cost will more than pay for itself in just a few years.
We went with Buck Buckley’s Total Basement Finishing because we were impressed with the product and we felt that it was superior to drywall when it comes to dealing with moisture. By looking at the finished product, you would never know that it is not drywall and it looks great. Buck and the crew did an outstanding job and they were great at letting you know where they were in the process along the way.
The first thing you need to do is get the water out of the house. The longer the water sits the more damage you will have to your home. If you have a lot of standing water and you are in the basement or any room that you cannot open the door and sweep the water out you can use a shop vac for smaller job or you can use a pump for bigger jobs (you can get a small pump for a garden hose that attaches to your drill at most hardware/plumbing stores for cheap). If the room has carpet you will need to use a shop vac to suck as much water out of the carpet as possible to avoid carpet water damage. If you cannot get the water up in a timely manner call a local water damage service.
Some chemical strippers can be extremely hazardous to breathe and apply, especially if you’re working in an enclosed environment. Be sure to read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the product to check for potential hazards and health effects. Products containing petroleum also are flammable and can be dangerous to use around floor scrubbing machines, warns Schmidt, because electrical sparks could ignite a fire or explosion.