A flood in your home can be a traumatic and costly experience. Whether the flood was caused by a leaky pipe, a roof leak, excessive rainfall, or other circumstances, once a flood occurs, there are certain steps that every homeowner must take in order to secure their property and the health of those that occupy it.
At Orange Restoration, we specialize in San Diego flood restoration and mold remediation, and have helped many homeowners recover from indoor flood situations. Here are some tips to help you do the same:
Hazards associated with flooded buildings include:
- Slip and fall hazards
- Build-up of toxic materials and bacteria
- Electrical shock
- Growth and buildup of toxic mold
Step One: Stop the entry of water and remove all standing water. This includes hiring a professional to pump flooded rooms, and removing all mud, dirt, and other debris that may have entered the home as a result of the flood. You should also remove all wet furniture and carpets.
Step Two: Arrange for a flood inspection. Hire a professional flood San Diego flood restoration company to inspect your building for damage to insulation, electrical components, and structural damage.
Step Three: Test for mold. Mold test kits can be purchased in most hardware stores, but you should also arrange for a professional mold inspection, just to be on the safe side. A mold remediation specialist can check for the presence of mold in areas such as insulation and drywall that a mod test kit cannot.
Don’t take chances with your home. Take the appropriate action after a flood to minimize damage and reduce health risks.
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