Mold and bacteria will begin to grow very quickly with standing water or damage from flooding.
Damage that happens inside your home or business can be, not only very disruptive with restoration, but also very costly.
Although time is of the essence, you need to make sure the job is done right.
Water damage restoration will return things back to normal.
Whether your insurance will cover it is another story.
I encourage everyone to review their home owners (and business) insurance policy yearly.
Many policies do not cover flood or water damage.
You may need an additional policy.
Water damage cleanup can be tricky.
You can do general and mild maintenance with a bleach and water solution.
If you have major damage though, it is best to call in a professional water damage company.
They have the tools and knowledge to clean everything properly and to do restoration.
Most companies can be to you within 48 hours, but since the success of your cleanup is dependent on how quickly it happens, it's best to get started as soon as possible.
- Begin by staying safe.
Turn off the electricity at the source.
Wear rubber boots and gloves while working.
- Call a certified and licensed water damage service.
- Remove water with a pump.
- Use a dehumidifier to remove as much moisture from the air as possible.
- Wet vac the affected area.
- Clean and wash furniture, flooring, bedding and clothes.
- Get furniture up off floor with saucers or wood blocks.
- Get in touch with your insurance company or agent
Water damage mold and mildew will begin to grow quickly and can be not only difficult to remove, but dangerous as well.
If you follow these steps and are prepared before anything happens, it will go much smoother.
Keep up to date with all maintenance in your home and business and quickly begin the water damage cleanup for best results.