Flood Clean Up Services
One of the major problems with any sort of flood damage is
the fact that it is so deceptive; not all water damage is immediately
visible. In addition, while flood water
may look tranquil, even peaceful, it may contain bacteria or other contaminants
that can cause serious health problems.
A few flood cleanup tips:
Act quickly. Water
continues to cause damage as long as it is allowed to stand, and molds or other
toxins can appear as soon as 48 hours after a flood event.
Wear protective clothing when working in flood waters; long
sleeves, long pants, waterproof boots and glove, and protective eyewear. Flood waters may contain contaminants that
you do not want your eyes or mouth.
Remove all furniture and loose items from the damage
area. They can be cleaned elsewhere and
will not present an impediment to any other repair work.
Remove all excess water from the damage area. Use a submersible pump or wet-dry vac (no
electric pumps around water, please).
Open windows and doors to get air circulating and remove
moisture in the air, and use blowers and fans to remove leftover water from
surfaces or carpets.
Check basements and crawlspaces, anywhere you think water may
have been able to seep. Treat it accordingly.
You may want to contact a professional, who knows all the little hiding
places. Failure to completely treat your
flood damage problems may result in more difficult issues later on.
Call your local flood clean up professionals today for a
free estimate. They are on call 24/7 to
service all of your flood clean up and water damage repair needs.
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