Homes Seeing Minor Flooding From Week of Rain
A week of heavy rain literally took the rug out from under a Macon homeowner. She didn't realize the basement floor of her home was under three inches of water until her pet cat came upstairs completely wet.
"She had seepage come in from the doors and the block at the house," said Candace Johnson of SERVPRO.
Johnson said they've received numerous calls throughout throughout the city since the rain began to slack off. She expects more homes with flood problems but some owners will try to handle the problem themselves. They may save money, but risk not getting all the moisture.
"There may be water in places you can't see, behind walls," she said. "A lot of basements have paneling on the walls and there may be sheet rock behind it. Then they have the potential if it's not dried out properly, mold and mildew."
Johnson says it only takes between 24 to 48 hours for a little water to turn into a bigger problem. Homeowners, especially those with rooms below grade, should begin checking the interior and exterior of their homes as soon as possible.
"Look for anything, any discoloration that may indicate something may have been wet," said Johnson. "Any condensation on the windows which may indicate that there's excessive moisture inside the house."
SERVPRO is providing moisture checks free of charge.