A Wet Basement Renovation
“There’s water in the downstairs!”, a lifeguard yelled as he ran up the wet stairs from the pool basement.
A gasket was leaking and the basement sump pump was out. Before extensive flooding occurred, we were able to get our systems back online.
The moist basement evolved into a perfect environment for grime, moss, and mold. As a determined manager, I rallied my lifeguards one Saturday and marched down into the depths. We set out to scrub out the basement and restore it to its former state, armed with various detergents, chlorine, brushes, pressure washer, and an old shop vacuum. The renovating proved to be the easy part – cleaning up was another story. I worked with the vacuum for hours. I removed the filter to suck up water and continually adjusted switches to be able to remove the water and debris from the basement. My team and I spent the majority of the day cleaning.