What to Do About Flood Damage

Flooded NeighborhoodIf the washing machine has flooded the house, there’s been a plumbing disaster, or you’re dealing with flooding and you don’t know what to do, don’t panic. Ask an expert team to minimize any damage.

When water flooding affects the home, even a small amount can do a lot of damage. It may affect cushions, carpets, and other soft furnishings, as well as plasterboard, hardwood flooring, and even concrete. The electronic appliances at home will also be compromised and residents could face a risk of electric shock or electrocution. One of the first things you should do is make sure the electricity supply is turned off. Then call for professional Utah water damage restoration services immediately.

Hidden Hazards in the Water

If the leak comes from the toilet, it will have microorganisms and bacteria that are capable of making people ill. The same is true for weather related floodwater, which may be contaminated by animal feces. Damp conditions caused by flooding can result in the formation of mold in the walls. Mold can irritate the lungs and trigger asthma attacks. In young babies and children, untreated mold can cause breathing difficulties and allergy symptoms that can be serious. That’s why it’s important to make sure the environment isn’t left in a damp condition after the flooding.

Water Restoration

Water restoration experts can get to work quickly to help preserve the structural integrity of the home and save soft furnishings. They use state-of-the-art equipment to extract water and dry the area. They can clean up after sewage contamination, deodorize and repair leaks to leave the property sanitary and fresh, as well as reduce the possibility of client’s having to file for a claim on their home insurance. Drenched carpets and curtains have a greater chance of preservation if a cleanup is commenced straight away.

Don’t wait until water problems affect your home and the health of your family. Have your house checked and treated after flooding or water damage occurs.