Coming home to a flood house can be a devastating experience. Not to mention when your home floods it doesn’t take much water to cause significant damage to your home. Flood damage can happen as a result of natural disasters such as excessive rain or from broken pipes leaking into the basement. If left alone, a house damaged by water can develop severe structural weaknesses and develop toxic mold that is hazardous to your health.
Acting quickly is the only way you can minimize the water damage and possible save some of your possessions. Your success depends on how long the water has been allowed to sit. Calling in a professional flood damage cleanup company is your best bet in preventing extensive damage.
Even if the flooding your home has experienced is minor, don’t treat is as such! Even if your basement only has an inch or so of water it is the perfecting environment for mold to grow and spread.
Commercial Cleaning & Restoration has compiled a few tips you can use to prevent excessive water damage while you wait for the professionals to arrive.
Flood Damage Tips
Assess Your Situation. Do not walk through standing water! If you have to make sure you turn off your electricity first, the last thing you want to suffer from is electrocution.
Move Slowly. Take your time as you walk across wet surfaces.
Shut it Off. If flood source is coming from your water supply you need to turn it off to stop the water flow.
Call a Professional! If you haven’t done so already you need to call in a flood damage cleanup professional as soon as possible! Commercial Cleaning & Restoration is available every single day of the year at any hour to assist you in your time of need! Do not hesitate call Commercial Cleaning & Restoration today!