Flood water damage is a common disaster in flood-prone areas. People from these areas can’t waste their time and need recovery as soon as possible.
Some people perform the restoration process incorrectly and then face consequences in the shape of money and time wastage. If proper drying and cleaning are not performed before restoration then it would be costly.
Patience in every situation is a must. Because if you lose patience, you can’t handle this disastrous event properly.
Here we discuss the categories of water damage and further, we will teach you proper restoration processes.
Categories of water damage
This category includes water damage from sanitary sources or potable water which is clean and drinkable. This water damage does not cause any health hazard if cleaned on time.
This category includes water which is not clean and has contaminants and is potentially harmful to humans if they consume it or get in contact with this water.
This water is highly contaminated and it contains loads of pathogens and toxic compounds. This water is most likely to be from sewage and toilets.
How to restore home flood damage?
Close the source and call a professional flood damage restoration company
The first thing to do is to close the water source if possible. It would be a tap, pump or any hole in walls, windows or doors. By closing this source you can save yourself from more damage.
After taking this immediate action call a flood restoration provider to fix the issue properly.
For whole-house restoration after flood water damage, call any service providing company that has a reputable background and good customer feedback. It’s better to contact a professional rather than restoring by yourself.
Extract water immediately
Now extract all standing water immediately. Use a battery-operated suction pump to facilitate this procedure. Don’t even try to use an electricity operated suction pump because there are chances of electric current in the water. Close the main electric switch on priority.
The suction of water should be done immediately because it will protect you from further damage. Because for as long as the standing water is present, it will cause more damages.
Dry all things
After pumping all standing water out now it’s time to dry the wet items. You can use different tools for drying. Remember this all activity should be done properly if you can’t handle it then contact any service providing company.
Initiate the repair process
Now it’s time to repair damaged things. If the damage is big then call a professional to handle it. But if you think you can handle the situation, then initiate the process very carefully. Repair should be done when the interior is fully dried.
Stop fungal and pest attack
Moisture attracts both fungus and insect’s pests, humid conditions are very favourable for fungal growth and pests hiding. So to avoid these uninvited guests. Presence of insects, pests and fungal growth in premises is a serious health concern and it can lead to some of the serious diseases.
Categorise the water according to its source then take action accordingly. Category 2 and 3 restorations should be done with proper care and avoid direct contact with water. It may cause serious health issues.