Flood water can in a moments notice cause devastating damage to the flooring of your house, the structures, your personal belongings, and the inside environment of your house in general. Prompt restoration is vital so as to prevent further damage and development of molds and mildews. When it comes to flood damage cleanup, repair and restoration, you have your options.
Water Damage Restoration
Doing it yourself no matter how minor the damage can be an expensive affair for it may necessitate the purchase of special equipment such as pumps. Besides, you may be putting your health at risk. Flood waters not cleaned quickly will cause the development of molds and mildew which are toxic and dangerous to the respiratory system. As such, getting the services of a Restoration company is a smart option.
The flood company will first assess the water damage and then use special pumps to extract out all the water. The carpet is then inspected for damage and dried out if not too severely damaged. Otherwise, you be better purchasing new carpet because the water could have toxins in them. The company may then scrub the concrete floor with bleach before covering it with new paint.
Flood water carries high level of contamination from deposits of mud, chemicals from agricultural and industrial runoff and bacteria from overflowing sewage, which can make your family perpetually sick. Water restoration services will disinfect the floor, furniture and every area of your house to prevent the occurrence of pathogens.
These businesses will use special chemicals to prevent the occurrence of molds and mildews. In a flood damaged house the first floor or basement are most affected. A professional company cleans up the first floor and basement.
Your safety might be at risk. Electrical damage is one of the most serious issues in a flood damaged house. You risk the danger of electrocution if power to the house is not shut off. To this end, a flood damage company inspects your electrical connections to ensure there is no problem. If present, a qualified electrician is immediately consulted to fix and prevent further damage.
Flood water may rot away wooden materials such as floors and walls. The water damage company repairs the rotten wood materials, replaces the wet materials such as drywall, cleans up everything, and puts everything in your house back to the way it was. Your house may be cranked up with air conditioning and humidified in case, of extremely humid air.