Water is life but when it damages and take lives its dangerous. There are many safety concerns when water enters your home even if it is clean water. Dealing with flood water is not an easy thing. A flood can cause lasting damage to your property. It becomes very stressful and costly after damage done to your property and your belongings. You have a lot to deal during the whole process of water damage, cleaning process, repairing and restoring. So it is best and safe to contact a water restoration company to deal properly with water damage.
When the water flooding in apartments start, try saving your personal belongings and valuable things away from the affected area. Move away all moveable things to some safer place. Try to find leaks and source of water flooding into the apartment. If you have proper material and tools, try to seal them. Use dustbins and buckets to contain water, from spreading. Do whatever you can to lessen the flood water damage to your apartment before the help arrive from the restoration company. You should vacate the affected area if it is not safe to remain there.
Flood restoration starts with water extraction process which is very complicated process, but should be done properly and thoroughly. Flood water contains debris, soil, waste material which should be removed from every corner. They have proper tools and machinery to remove water from your apartment. Pumps and vacuums are used as the water situation requires.
After extracting water with pumps, structure drying and dehumidification begins. Drying process takes many days, if the damage is of high level. This process to ensure no moisture left after extraction of water, to prevent mold growth.
Air scrubbers are used to remove air particles and moisture from air. Open all windows and fans to ventilate the affected rooms.
Cleaning and sanitizing your belongings and household objects is very important to prevent growth of bacteria and microorganisms. The professionals use chemicals, antimicrobials treatments, to sanitize furniture, carpets and drapery.
These chemicals treatments are vital to prevent mold growth. Mold is hazardous for health, can cause allergic reactions like asthma, skin rashes, red eyes and runny nose. Even dead mold spores create health issues both in children and adults. Mold spores in air can cause respiratory problems. Do not try to treat moldy objects yourself. Move away mold affected things from your apartment.
Sometimes it becomes impossible to remove flood water from the house and flood water remain standing inside and outside for many days. It damages the structure very badly and involves large restoration process. Restoration of drywall, walls, floorings and even ceilings is required.
When the flood water is high risk, you should evacuate the affected area immediately to a safe place. Call the contractor to check the building thoroughly from roof top to bottom foundations. The flood water can weaken the foundation as well as the structure. It is dangerous for you and your family to live in such place.