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Flood Cleanup And Water Damage Restoration
A flood in the home does not just cause an unseemly mess but results in all sorts of short and long-term damage and presents some health hazards. It is highly recommended to call for professional flood cleanup and water damage restoration services as soon as possible after a flood to minimize the damage and associated risks.
What To Expect From Flood Cleanup Experts?
A flood cleanup team will clean and clear away the immediate after-effects of a flood. This means removing any water, sludge, and debris from the affected area. They will also determine whether water is just dirty (grey water) or if it has been contaminated with either chemicals or other pollutants which carries certain health risks and deal with this accordingly.
All furniture, appliances and other belongings that have been affected by the flood will also be removed from the home and the damage assessed. Items that have been extremely damaged may need to be destroyed or permanently removed. Items that can be salvaged will be cleaned and replaced in the home once dry.
The flood cleanup experts will ensure that every area of the home and all belongings are entirely dry to prevent further damage from damp or mold growth. If mold is already present, they will also eliminate this potential health hazard. Mold growth can take place within just 24 hours of a flood. Therefore, the importance of immediate flood cleanup cannot be stressed enough.
Water Damage Restoration
After an effective cleanup, the home can be assessed for any additional damage that may need to be addressed. Structural damage is most common to wood and dry wall, and these elements may need to be removed and replaced. Closets, cupboards, drawers and other storage spaces are the most likely to succumb to water damage and mold and may need to be replaced. Carpets are also not likely to recover after a flood and may need to be removed. At the minimum, a new coat of paint may be required.
Electrics throughout the home will need to be checked carefully for damage. Water can cause electrical shorts as well as corrode wires and other elements which could result in major electrical problems down the line. Water and electricity simply do not mix, and it cannot be stressed enough how essential it is to have the home thoroughly inspected after a flood to prevent electrical failures, electrocution, shocks, fire, and other catastrophic events.
Flood cleanup and water damage restoration can be an expensive exercise and can take an extended period to complete. Your homeowner’s insurance policy should cover the full cost of the damage if you can provide evidence of said damage.
It is probably best to make alternative arrangements for accommodation during this period to minimize the risk of injury and health hazards that exist in the home after a flood. It will also give the flood remediation specialists space and time to get on with the job without having to take into account the residents and their schedules.