Whenever your home is exposed to a flood by either a storm or plumbing failure, it is important to act fast in order to keep and restore your home’s flooring. Disaster Services is dedicated in helping restoring homes after water damage or flood disaster. We will share why it is important to act fast in saving your home’s flooring after a flood occurs and what you can do to help restore your home after a flood.
How Soon Does Mold Grow After a Flood?
One of the biggest concerns when a flood occurs is the threat of mold growth. After a floor is flooded, especially in the case of carpet, wooden floors and even furniture, is that they are prone to growing mold if the water isn’t properly extracted. If not dried out typically with fans and dehumidifiers and then disinfected, mold will begin to develop inside your home within 24 to 48 hours. There are a number of types of molds that can occur inside a home and some can lead to various types of health problems, mainly allergies and respiratory problems, that can lead to severe illness. Mold isn’t the only problem. Water can also lead to the decay of floor and furniture and other items exposed to the water.
What is the Best Thing to Do After Flooding or Water Damage?
When a flood occurs, it is important to act quickly. The very first step is to contact a water restoration company. Most react pretty quickly. However, while you wait there are a few things you can do yourself before they arrive. Start by locating the source of the leak or flooding if at all possible. If it’s a plumbing line, shut it off and repair it, or call a plumber to come and repair the leak. If it’s is due to a severe rain storm, figure out how the water got into the home and see if there is any repair or preventive methods you can use to stop future flooding. Next, remove the furniture and items in the area of the flooding and put them in a place where they can dry. You will want to use fans, and if you have one, a dehumidifier in the room or area you’re drying out. Clothes and linens that can be put in the laundry machine should be immediately cleaned and dried to remove any possible contamination. Depending on the item exposed, you may be able to sterilize them to prevent mold or fungus growth. However, furniture and super absorbent items may need to be professionally treated. You may even need to replace the items all together.
What are the Steps of Water Mitigation?
When the water restoration team arrives, they will ask if the source of the flooding has been stopped and even repaired. They will then begin to extract the water from out off or out of the floors. After the majority of the water is removed and the floors are being to dry, especially if its carpets, the restoration team typically will use fans and dehumidifiers to help dry and fully remove the moisture out of the room. After the water and moisture is removed, the restoration company will disinfect and deodorize the affected surfaces and then start rebuilding.
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If your home undergoes a disaster such as flooding, contact Disaster Services. We can come to your home and remove the water quickly and restore your property or rebuild it to better suit your needs. Contact Disaster Services when your home experiences a disaster.