Floods can happen at any time, any place, and in varying levels of severity. However, all floods can have a severe impact on your home’s interior and exterior if you do not take steps to clean up the damage. If you experience flooding in your home, here’s what you can do to begin the clean-up process.
#1: Assess the Area’s Safety
Floods can pose significant safety hazards in your home. Do not enter a flooded area without looking for safety hazards. If you notice sagging ceilings, do not enter the building – a collapse could be eminent. Make sure your electricity is off, since submerged electronics could lead to shock. If the flooding started more than 24 hours ago, mold may be present – make sure to wear a mask.
#2: Remove Standing Water and Small Items
If the area is safe, you can use wet-dry vacuums and towels to remove standing water in your home. However, if the flooding is deeper than one foot, always contact a professional – removing water too quickly can damage your home’s foundation. In addition, remove any furniture, rugs, and smaller items from the flooded room. Set them outside to dry.
#3: Contact a Professional
If your flooding is severe and deeper than one foot, contact a water damage professional. Handling flood damage cleanup can be dangerous and risky without proper training. You may not have the tools and knowledge necessary to clean up properly and may end up causing more harm than good. Always contact a professional to help you clean up your flood damage in an efficient, error-free manner.
Floods can cause significant harm to your home and it is important to remedy the effects as soon as possible. Are you looking for premier flood damage cleanup for your Rochester home? Contact 5 Star Cleanup today to schedule your appointment with one of our flood damage professionals.