Flood Restoration Tips
Water can be very damaging. As a result, if your home has been flooded, you need to be careful when it comes to hiring a water damage restoration specialist.
What Are Some Flood Restoration Tips to Keep in Mind?
There Are Three Kinds of Water
Generally speaking, water can be divided up into three different kinds. First, there is clean water, which comes from leaks, rain, and condensation. Second, there is gray water, which is somewhat dirty because it comes from dishwashers & washing machines. Third, there is black water, which is very dirty because it comes from sewers & cesspools. You can clean up both clean water and gray water on your own so long as you are wearing the appropriate protective gear. However, you should leave black water to the professionals because of the risk that it can pose to your health.
Be Thorough When Drying
You need to be thorough when you dry out the damaged areas. Fortunately, there are tools that can help out. For example, fans can be used to improve the ventilation in the affected areas. Similarly, if you need something stronger, you can rent a large-capacity dehumidifier. Leaving behind too much moisture can encourage mold growth and cause other problems.
Some Objects Can’t Be Saved
There are some objects that can’t be saved. For example, anything made out of porous materials is going to be an issue. It is very easy for water to warp them. Furthermore, they can grow mold and mildew. Likewise, if there is wood that has undergone either rot or severe warping because of prolonged exposure to water, it will need to be replaced. This is particularly true if wood flooring is sitting structurally on plywood.
Interested in learning more about flood restoration? Please contact J.S. Services for a professional assessment of the situation. We are here 24/7 for emergency services.