Cleaning Your Home after Flood Damage

A sudden flood can cause severe damage to your home and furniture. This damage would be even severe if the water level is not minimized or quick measures are taken to get rid of water. Although some of these factors cannot be controlled, here are some tips to take care of your beloved home.

  • Get rid of water

There are several ways to get rid of water. If you are too concerned about wires and fixtures, there’s a traditional option of drying out the area by using old absorbents like towels, rugs, mops and sponge which could soak out water. Do not use any unsafe cords or wires connected to vacuum cleaners. Be mindful in pouring the excess amount of water. remove carpets and other material fixed to the floor.

  • Drying out the affected area

Drying out the area could be a challenging task, especially when the rain fall continues. Open out windows or additional doors for clean air circulation. This could help fight bacteria. Use mops and other equipment to dry out the area as fast as possible. be mindful of slippery and wet floors.

  • Disconnect power supply 

An emergency flood can cause severe damage to your valuable electrical appliances. The best way to take care of them is by moving them to a safer place and disconnecting them immediately. Make sure they are disconnected from the main power supply before meddling them around.

  • Dry out furniture

A flood can cause immense damage to your valuable furniture. As soon as the water level reduces, make sure you dry out soaked furniture and use liquid solution to dry out the absorbed water. If the water remains, it could cause more damage leading it to be a breeding ground for insects.

  • Disinfectants are important

Once the affected area starts drying out, make sure you use sufficient disinfectants when cleaning the affected areas. A good disinfectant could help you to get rid of bacteria and other disease causing germs. Be mindful of the disinfectant you use. Always stick to the directions of usage or seek professional help. Make sure disinfectants are used in washrooms, kitchen, pantry and bedroom. Use gloves and other protection material at all times.

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