The longer water damage is left unattended, the worse the damage will become. Mold, fungus, saturation, and electrical damage not only will get worse over time–but it also can cause health concerns. Here are some important tips to help you clean up after a major flooding event safely and effectively.
Turn the Power Off
Before doing any work, be sure there is no chance that any standing water may be electrified. This it the greatest and most immediate hazard associated with flooding and water damage.
Sort out Damaged Items
Saturated items such as furniture, carpet, sheet rock and millwork, cabinetry and flooring should be removed and thrown away. There is going to be a lot of things that are simply unsalvageable. While you may be tempted to hold on to certain things, remember that mold and structural damage are just not worth the risk.
Call the Appropriate Specialists
Water remediation specialists, mold specialists, and others can help you to sort out the damage appropriately. The team at Mr. Cleanz can help you during this stressful time. Water damage from flooding is a major undertaking and can be extremely complicated, which is why we have the experience to tackle any flood damage related issue.