When a home floods it can be a stressful situation. During a flood it is important to know how to react to the problem and what steps you will need to take to reclaim your home. Flooding inside the home can cause a number of different damages and even threaten the home with mold. Mold breeds quickly after a flood and even if you can dry your home out, the mold can still remain throughout the entire home. Carpet Care 2000 will share how to react to a flood to ensure that as you reclaim your home, you can prevent mold from spreading.
Find Out Where Water Leak is Coming from & Stop It!
When you first discover that your home is flooding, you will first want to locate the source of the flooding. Depending on the source of the flooding it may be easily stopped. If the flooding is to due to a broken pipe or an overflowing washing machine, turn off the water to the home or appliance. If the flooding is due to a roof leak, rain or backup of sewer line, this can be hard to correct. In most cases you may have to wait it out. Whether you were able to stop the source of the flood or not, your next move is to turn off the power to the flooding site or to the entire home. Water and electricity is a bad combination. To ensure the safety of you and the household turn off the power.
Category & Class of Water Damage
If the flood was from a backed up sewer line, you will want to begin make arrangements for lodging as the home isn’t safe. Sewer lines are filled with nasty bacteria that can cause illness and the home will require proper sanitizing and cleaning. Regardless as to the source of the flooding, once the power has been turned off and the flooding source corrected, it is time to contact the professionals. Seek out a professional flooding restoration service that will come and help reclaim your home. Water and flood damage restoration services are usually quick to respond to a flood. While you wait, you will want to contact your insurance company. If you are a renter, contact the landlord. Take pictures of everything affected by the flood as well as its source.
Clean or Dispose of Flood Damaged Items
With a professional flood damage restoration service helping to aid you in recovering your home, there are steps you can take as well. You will begin cleaning up and throwing away damaged items. Make sure to catalog the damaged items for insurance purposes. Most rugs and linens can be saved simply by running them through the washing machine. Whenever possible clean with bleach cleaners to kill and stop mold.
Water Extraction, Drying, Cleaning, Deodorizing of Carpets
A flood damage restoration service will begin extracting the water from the home. They will then use a combination of fans and dehumidifiers to dry out the inside of the home. Furniture, flooring and walls will also be cleaned and treated for mold. If flooding has occurred on carpet, they will undergo a number of stages of drying, cleaning and treatments to prevent mold from developing. Once the restoration service is complete, the home is safe to live in again.
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If you have experienced a flood and need help reclaiming your home, contact Carpet Care 2000. We provide flood and water damage restoration and more. Contact Carpet Care 2000 and schedule our services today!