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Flood Damage Requiring a Water Damage Restoration

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Flood Damage Requiring a Water Damage Restoration

Large amounts of water in your home can cause permanent flood damage that will likely aid the growth and spread of mold. Water damage restoration is the timely removal of water and moisture from an area. Any kind of water damage can result in mold growth is not properly handled. Here is some information about how you should protect yourself while you are doing water cleanup and some tips about how to make sure that you don't end up with mold spreading throughout your home.

Mitigation of Flood Damage

A natural disaster like a flood is a destructive force that can leave unwanted water in your home causing permanent water damage. If you find yourself in the middle of a flood, you should avoid the water at all costs. The water rushing toward you could be contaminated. Try to find yourself some waterproof boots and gloves if you plan on wading through the flood damage.
Water in A Business

Water in most business settings can result in having to throw away a large amount of consumable goods. You should get rid of any food that comes in contact with flood water. If there is flood water in a business, there will likely have been water damage to the products.
Mitigation Measures

For a successful water cleanup you will need to work quickly. As soon as possible after the flood damage occurs, make plans to remove water in home materials. Remove all items from the area affected so nothing is in your way while removing the water.
Drying With Natural Air Movement

A pump can be used to remove the largest amount of water. Open the windows and make use of the air movement. A vacuum cleaner that works in wet conditions will help to remove what the pump can't get. As you have less water, a mop will work.
Drying With More Powerful Air Movement

Bring a large dehumidifier into the area and let it remove moisture from the air. No water damage restoration is complete without bringing in a few industrial fans to facilitate large amounts of air movement. Water cleanup is complete when you have removed as much moisture from the room as you can.
Mitigation of Water in a Business

The process is much the same for a water in a business as it is for water in a home. Water cleanup should be followed by drying in any water damage restoration. Drying is the most important step and should be done well.

Mitigation of water damage requires a full water damage restoration to be conducted. It is important to do a good job on the water cleanup and the drying of flood damage if you want a home to be livable again. Visit http://www.SERVPROoakvillemehlville.com for more information on water damage.

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