Cleaning a flooded basement requires removing all remaining water slowly to prevent the foundation from cracking. Necessary supplies include latex gloves, a dust mask, a water pump or generator, a shovel or vacuum and po... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

To remove standing water in a flooded basement, make sure the water levels are safe and then remove the water with a wet-dry shop vacuum. Absorb any remaining liquid with mops or towels, run a dehumidifier and clean the ... More »

Tips for cleaning your basement include collecting all cleaning products first, covering the floor with drop cloths, cleaning the area around the furnace with warm, soapy water, and dusting the light fixtures before doin... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

To clean a flooded home, make sure that the electricity is disconnected to the home, and use a pump to gradually remove flood water out of the basement. Remove all building materials, carpeting, appliances and personal b... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

To clean mold off concrete basement walls, the homeowner must mix a solution of one part bleach to three or four parts of water and apply it to a scrub brush or a sponge to scrub away the mold. The cleaner must wear safe... More »

Remove efflorescence from basement walls by wetting the walls with water, scrubbing with a vinegar solution and rinsing with water. Apply a sealer after removing the efflorescence to prevent it from forming again. If you... More »

Waterproof a basement by ensuring all water is directed away from the foundation of the house, filling any cracks with hydraulic cement and painting the inside of the walls with waterproof masonry cement. Install a sump ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing