Flood Clean Up after water damage needs to take place, remember, water can be contaminated with soil, bacteria, insects, animal droppings, fluids from roadway, fertilizers and pesticides from gardens or fields. Use these tips to clean up after a flood:
Clean Thoroughly – Wall cavities and exposed building materials (studs, joists) should be cleaned thoroughly. Often a disinfectant solution should be applied.
Prevent Mold Growth – After a flood, it only takes a few days for mold to appear, it thrives in a moist environment with organic material, such as paper. Air needs to keep moving and the temperature needs to be maintained after flooding.
Dry Out before Reconstruction – To prevent dry rot , odor, and an ongoing structural issue, be sure the moisture content is where it should be. Don’t reconstruct or cover wet building materials after they are water damaged.
Hiring a Professional – A professional water damage company has trained flood damage technicians, specialized cleaners, moisture meters, and the technical knowledge and experience to ensure the flood clean up is done efficiently and effectively.