Water coming into basement what to do next?
My unfinished basement just flooded. The basement is about 700 sq. ft. and there is about an inch of water. I just purchased this house although the prior owner told me the basement has never flooded. The house is on a high hill so I didn't expect it to flood.
For various reasons the metal bulkhead door was left open exposing the weak inner bulkhead door to the elements. It been raining very very hard here so I have been assuming the water was getting in though the bulkhead. The basement is totally unfinished. All that's down there is my water heater and oil tank.
How concerned should I be about the water damaging something? Do I need to go down and get the water up immediately or can I wait until tomorrow and have the pro's deal with it?