Eau Claire restoration companies flooded with calls

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Here in Eau Claire, locals are cleaning up their homes and businesses after flooding.

The phones have been ringing off the hook at Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning in Eau Claire. Staff said they’ve gotten almost 150 calls about water in basements and other flooding-related problems. If you’re concerned about your home, here’s what they say you should do:

“Some tips to keep your basement dry would be going around the exterior of your home, clearing any snow that may be touching the foundation or touching the exterior walls, creating a little path for the water to leave the area where it may be up against the foundation,” said Denni Backstrom, owner of Steamatic.

Bacstrom said patience is key. Because of how busy the company has been, they are days out from helping some of their customers. Steamatic staff said damage and restoration can cost anywhere from $500 to tens of thousands of dollars. Backstrom said they even had a call from a man whose basement was entirely underwater.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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