There are few things a property owner is more helpless against than the risk of flooding and the potential damage it can cause. If your home or business is affected by flooding, it is extremely important that you act quickly to minimize the damage and ensure that the property is safe again.

When it comes to flood damage, it is important to remember that there are numerous potential health hazards. Flood water, often referred to as Category 3 or "black water," can contain many contaminants, so cleanup is best done by a professional team. This initial flood damage must also be repaired and restored as quickly as possible to minimize overall damage.

Restore flood damage in the immediate aftermath

From the moment your property is affected by flooding, you should act quickly to minimize the potentially permanent effects of flood damage. Flood cleanup is about removing the water, decontaminating the property and making it safe for repairs. There are several steps you can take after a flood to limit the risks:

If you have the time, try to remove furniture and valuable items from the floor before the water enters. This way you reduce the risk of them being irreparably damaged by the floodwater.

Due to the numerous pollutants in floodwater, you should make sure that everyone leaves the house and goes to a safe haven. Flood water can be dangerous and there is a high risk that it will make you sick.

If it is safe to do so, try to turn off electricity and gas. This will reduce the risk of gas leaks or electrical charges in the water.

It is important that any work done on a building after a flood is done by professionals who are knowledgeable about the damage flood waters can cause to properties and have the tools to do a full repair and restoration.

Flood damage restoration process

Once the floodwaters have receded from your property, a professional cleanup team like CADPXS can begin the process of repairing the flood damage. There are several steps that must be followed to fully restore your property:

  • Pump out the water and assess the damage left behind by the flooding.
  • Safely remove and dispose of all furnishings and contents that are beyond repair.
  • Clean and decontaminate the building to remove any potential environmental, chemical, and/or biological contaminants left by the flood.
  • Inspect the building for structural damage that could pose a hazard either now or in the future.
  • Completely dry and dehumidify the building to ensure that no water remains - if left untreated, this could lead to further damage including mold.

It is also a good idea to have a plumber, electrician and gas fitter check all of these facilities before resuming normal use. Flooding can cause serious disruption to all utilities, so it's best to play it safe before resuming use of your home.

Repair of flood damage and future prevention

It can be a lengthy and difficult process to restore your property to its original condition after a flood, but with the help of a professional team, it can be done and your home or business can be back up and running in no time.

Once the flood damage has been cleaned and dried, it may be time to take steps to prevent flooding in the future. This can include a variety of methods, such as installing new drainage systems and waterproof membranes on the floor and walls. This type of installation can be useful, although it would not necessarily help in the event of a hurricane or river flood.

After your property has been affected by flooding, it's important to be on the lookout for potential long-term problems. Mold is a sign of moisture in a property, so it's important to recognize the signs. Check out our section on mold damage to learn everything you need to know.

If you have been affected by flood damage, contact CADPXS to learn about our professional water damage restoration and services.

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Jacob Coleman 5
United States

After the flood disaster passed, we had to discard the food that was soaked in the flood. Just like the reason stated in the article, there are many pollutants harmful to health in the flood.

Published on 2021-07-08 10:58:42

Hayden Shaw 5
United States

After the flood disaster, clean and repair your home in time, and remove pollution sources and other substances that may cause pollution allergies. It is very important for the safety of yourself and your family.

Published on 2021-07-19 09:44:23

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