Often flood can cause a major disaster which can be due to either heavy rain, bursting of sewer pipes or any other natural disaster. ln case, you have suffered severely, due to water damage then you must call a restoration company.
Water damages can be either very minor kind which can be easily taken care of by DIY way but if the damages are quite heavy, then you need to call only a professional for help for emergency water damage cleanup.
Now let us try to understand more about the damages that can be caused due to water.
What can affect water damage?
We all know that water is very important in our life, but at the same time it can destroy us too. Therefore, as a homeowner, you must be aware of various damages that water can cause to your property.
Following are few things that excess water can damage:
- Electrical wiring
- Floor covering
Therefore, you must act swiftly whenever you face water damage within your property.
What you must consider before going for water damage restoration?
While going for restoration for water damage, firstly you need to see what is the volume of water that has created the damage. If it is manageable level then perhaps you can manage it all by yourself otherwise there will be need of taking professional help.
Next you must identify the source of damage. If it is due to clean water like rain or snow melting then perhaps there will be no harmful chemicals.
However, if it is because of dirty water coming from sewage, toilet or other contaminated sources then it can be quite dangerous for your family’s health.
Lastly, you need to consider the extent of damage before you call any restoration company.
Following are few actions that you can take all by yourself for your home as an immediate measure.
- Disconnect all outlets
You must immediately remove all the electrical and gas connections from various appliances that run on electricity or gas respectively. This can protect your appliances and also protect you from getting any electrical shocks.
- Inspect mold
Molds can be quite toxic to human, which can cause various health issues. They may also spread very quickly when plenty of moisture is present. If the infestation is very serious level then perhaps you may need to take expert help.
- Dry water out
It is necessary to get rid of moisture conditions as much as possible. You can either use a blower or dehumidifier and try to circulate dry air all around, so that your carpets and wooden material can be dried out.
- Remove all damaged materials
Try to get rid of all the damaged materials from the area which are either damaged or soaked under water, so that you can avoid mildew.
Focus on your floors and also ceiling areas. If there is any unused cement or wooden materials then it must be removed.
- Disinfect remaining areas
Based on the water type that you may be dealing with, you need to think of disinfecting them from various kinds of bacteria, which can pose threat to your health.