There is nothing quite as destructive to your home as water, it can create a whole host of issues from structural damage to deadly mold growth. What do you do after a flood, what are the first steps after a severe water damage incident? Let’s look at how you can get your home back to normal and keep the damage from getting even worse.
Assessing the Damage
Water damage is never good but after a flood it is that much worse. All is not lost though, there are professional water and flood restoration companies that can guide you through the process of dealing with insurance and getting your home cleaned up. They will start with an initial assessment and go over how the restoration process will work and start getting your home dried out and livable again.
The First Steps
One of the first things you want to have done is have a pro come in and asses if there is any structural damage done to your home. You need an expert for this, this is not something that you can do yourself. If your water damage is caused by a fire this step is crucial. You may not see the underlying damage but the experts can. After that you can get started getting your home back in order.
Once it is established that the structure of your home is okay then it is time to start getting rid of the water and start drying out your home. You will need to control the humidity at this time to stop or prevent mold from growing. Not only do you need to remove the standing water but you need to get it out of the materials in your home like furniture and carpets. Restoration teams can get this done quickly and efficiently.
Here are some of the things that will be done:
* Disinfection and mold cleanup
* Stain removal
* Contents pack outs and storage
Restoration is far more than just taking the water out of your house. Getting your house back in order means it needs to be completely dried out and your things will need to be cleaned and deodorized. You may have to replace drywall and repaint your the affected areas. Furniture is another place that can hold moisture so that may need to be replaced as well.
There is no doubt that a flood in your home is absolutely devastating not just to your things, but it is emotionally difficult as well. Let a licensed restoration help you get your life back.