Water Damage is a kind of severe damage to home which is mainly caused due to the faulty drainage system or even leakage in the water pipe. If not handled correctly it can cause serious damage to life and property.
Some of the immediate steps are required to be taken when one passes through an incident of water damage. We have discussed here some of the steps which need to be made during such an event which can help us to tackle the situation more smoothly.
Cleaning up after going through flood
First and foremost thing which needs to be done after going through the flood includes fixing the same. It includes fixing of the drainage system or the leakage of pipes. The second most important thing which can be done includes shutting off the power supply. It will help to ensure that there is no further damage due to electric shocks.
In the next step, we can access for the damage which is likely to be caused due to the flooding in our house. After that, we can rescue our most valuable possession to keep them safe from the damage caused due to water damage. We should even get rid of standing water and also the debris. We should then allow our appliances to dry in air.
Vanquishing the Mold and Mildew
Water flooding will further generate mold in various regions, and hence it is necessary to remove the same. These molds are formed at the corner regions of the room and even over the surfaces which are porous. As mold and mildew start developing quickly, we should act soon for its prevention.
We should even turn off the power immediately before examination and dry out the area. Moisture which is likely to be deposited over the walls and ceilings are required to be removed. You should hire a Professional cleaner in case of a higher amount of mold growth.
Hard surfaces should be cleaned which includes metal surfaces, solid wood, plastic and even the glass by use of a non-ammonia soap and hot water. Porous materials should also get cleaned thoroughly.
Prevention of future problems
Once we have passed through the water damage, we should again refit the house. It should even be followed by checking if there exists any leaks or damages in-house. Faulty plumbing which can cause severe problems in future should also be assessed and repaired. All the joints which are used in-house should be checked thoroughly for its proper sealing.