Earlier only natural floods were widespread, but the latest statistical report indicates an unusual hike in the number of artificial floods. This is primarily due to negligence in households and business units, people get involved in their busy lives that they don’t pay much attention to property inspection and maintenance. The modern-day appliances are also very vulnerable to water damage, as they can’t bear the extra burden and require regular maintenance. Being ignorant can lead to severe water damages.
Water damage even leads to humidification mainly in the crawl space, this may lead to mould formation. Moulds have a very destructive tendency, they can spread to your entire property in around 24 to 48 hours. You must never ignore such issues and immediately take the relevant steps. The first one is finding the source of the water damage. If you are unable to manage the situation, without any delay call the water damage restoration company for getting the best assistance in the minimum required time.
How to deal with water damage after the flood?
1) Professional property inspection
The first task that you should do is call your restoration provider for a complete inspection of your property so that damages can be spotted. After analysing your property completely, the restoration provider will generate the report of the repairs that have to be made and the estimated cost and time period.
2) Mandatory clean-up
By clean-up, we recommend a thorough clean up, that is sanitizing and disinfecting the entire household or business unit with a mild disinfectant such as Lysol or Dettol. The complete clean-up and sanitization may get extended to a few weeks also.
3) Remove the debris
Collect all dirty materials, broken articles and debris and discard them. Scratch the walls that appear most to get rid of the deposited water and in case of drywall, replace it. Wash and wipe off all the surfaces of the home with a mild and scentless detergent.
4) Spray Pesticides
Floods are accompanied by a lot of fungal and bacterial colonies depositions, these colonies continue to multiply exponentially. You must take the necessary steps to remove them completely as they lead to many infections and diseases. Pesticides are completely safe once they are dried but we must allow them to dry for enough time.
The floodwater is contaminated by many harmful pathogens, any person who comes in contact with floodwater is subjected to skin disease or allergies. Therefore, in case you have escaped a flood, always get yourself medically diagnosed to avoid any infections later.
6) Settling Claim Insurance
A wide range of insurance policies covers damage caused due to flood. Do not delay in initiating the claim and try to attach supporting evidence like photographs and bills to your our application authenticated. Numerous government agencies also that help flood victims; you can contact them for financial assistance.
We must never opt for a cheaper solution as they aren’t reliable. Many a time people feel that any temporary solution can fix their issue but actually, those temporary solutions make the structure even more vulnerable to damages and it may lead to abrupt damages. Apparently, water damage seems to a minor issue, but it can lead to many grave consequences. So don’t be ignorant and call a professional restoration provider immediately.
Many people have a tendency of renting restoration equipment that can be handy and economical only if you know how to use them. Else it may lead to further irreparable damage and may cause injuries also. Restoration providers have an experienced and skilled team that can fix the issue in a few hours only.