The devastation and damage from floodwater in your home can be overwhelming. But the harmful effects of water damage can be reduced greatly by the prompt and reliable water damage restoration services from Roto-Rooter. Our plumbing and water cleanup experts are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you know what to do when your home floods.
It’s best to first be prepared in the case of unexpected flooding. If you find yourself with floodwater in your home, you will want to take certain steps to prevent further damage and to beat mold after a flood.
With regard to what is damaged, it is best to take photographs to document and assess the destruction. Then, call your insurance agent as soon as possible to get the claims process started. The earlier you do this, the sooner you can begin repairs. A comprehensive insurance plan may not cover all flood damage, so it is best to take a look at how best to begin recovery. Quick reaction times and immediate activity can decrease further harm to your home and belongings.
When it comes to the clean-up process, basic drying strategies are not sufficient when expelling floodwater in your home. Carpet, walls and floor coverings are porous which means a simple cleaning will not suffice. Surface cleaning only removes visible contamination. Significant quantities of microorganisms are often left behind, which can potentially cause health problems and unpleasant odors. Remember, mold can grow in an untreated damp environment within the first 24 to 48 hours. So all surfaces affected by water damage must be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized in order to properly eliminate disease-causing bacteria, fungi, mold and mildew.
There are things Roto-Rooter recommends to prevent future flooding and help keep your home safe and dry:
You can depend on the specialists at Roto-Rooter to remove all types of floodwater whether it’s clean water, stormwater, gray water or even sewage contaminated black water. A Roto-Rooter plumber can fix any plumbing problems that contributed to the flood while Roto-Rooter water cleanup/restoration crews will remove the water, dry, clean and decontaminate your home. Roto-Rooter will also help guide you through the process, and will work in concert with your insurance company in the aftermath of a home flood so you will have less to worry about.