Flooded basements a problem for many

By Katherine Tellez

February 25, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The melting snow is causing headaches for some homeowners but it's a boom in business for some.

We went inside one home where the sump pump failed.

It's just one of many across Central Illinois; area businesses have been booked solid.

Because there is no where for the melting snow to go, it has started to flood basements.

We talked with one worker about some hidden dangers.

Most of the time, it's not the water you can see that's the problem, it's the water you can't see that's causing the problem. It can be hidden behind baseboards and drywall and different structural materials -- to the hand it feels dry but it's not dry," said the owner of the Peoria Servpro, Jason Fletcher.

Mold can be the next problem after water gets in a home.

You typically have two or three days before seeing any signs of it.

Fletcher said it's important to keep an eye on your basement so you know right away when there's a problem.