Water Damage is tragic - there’s no way around that. But, suffering a flood doesn’t mean that you’ll lose everything, have to sell the house, or that you can’t get your ‘home’ back, by any means. The damage may seem daunting at first - but try not to worry too much. (We know that’s easier said than done). But when you hire a professional, you’re in good hands and will have lots of help along the way to make the process smoother and quicker.
So, how can you save your home after a flood? We think the better question here is; how will the professional restoration company restore your home? There’s a multiple-step process that goes a little something like this:
In the beginning, the main concern is removing any and all of the excess water that’s standing around the home.
Then, the professional company should examine the areas that were affected to determine if any mold growth is present - if it is, then they’ll clean these areas and treat them so the mold will stop spreading.
Another important task that your professional company can handle which is often difficult for homeowners is deciding what belongings are salvageable versus those that aren’t. It’s typically really hard because many of these belongings have sentimental value, but if they’re damaged beyond repair - it could be dangerous to your health to keep them around.
Safety Precautions to Take in the Event of a Flood
Move away from standing water as quickly as possible. Whether the flood occurred because of a natural storm or a pipe bursted, it’s important that you know how contaminated and dirty the water is regardless - do not stay in standing water. And especially - do not reach for any electronics while standing in water!
The best idea is to leave the premises and call your local restoration company - they’ll be able to remove the dangers from your home, making it safe for you and your family to return.