The causes of house floods are many and different. The list includes natural disasters, burst pipes of the property’s water supply system or sewage system and broken water boilers, to name the main ones. No matter what the cause of the problem is, you must immediately take a set of measures for first call restoration crew and for restoring your home. Here they are.
In case your house has suffered major structural damage, you should stay put until you have confirmation that it is safe to enter. Before you go inside, you must ensure that the power supply and the water supply to the house have been terminated. Since the water may be contaminated, you must wear protective clothing and a mask, even if it has subsided. Another thing to keep in mind is that the security of your property is your responsibility, no matter whether you can enter or not.
Pathogens may be present even in category-1 water (clear water which has no visible contaminants). Additionally, mold will begin to grow on wet surfaces within one to two days after the flood. For these reasons, water removal cannot be delayed. It is best to use a water damage restoration service to ensure that the job will be done properly. Disinfection is mandatory as well. This will lower the risk of disease and mold growth to the minimum.
Many of the surfaces in modern homes are porous, meaning they will soak up water. The list includes drywall, wood and ceramic tile and grout. The structures should be carefully inspected in the first place so that they can receive effective water damage repair. If the water has been removed fast, replacement might not be needed.
Otherwise, mold can grow inside them and practically destroy them from within. After they are perfectly dry, they should receive thorough cleaning, preferably with products which can kill any pathogens and which are safe the for fibers and dye, of course. The water damage restoration service specialists should be able to tell you if carpet and rugs can be saved given their condition.
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