When you have been affected by a flood it can cause a large amount of damage to your property. Wood rot, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood and many other household materials are examples. It may be time to look into flood restoration services!
The first and most important step to follow when been affected by a flood is to stop any active leak in the home. This can be solved by turning of the main water supply within the house. To minimize damage to your property it would be advised to act fast. In these situations as the longer you leave it, the damage will get worse.
To prevent further damage in the meantime it is advised to have a number of dehumidifiers in the house this will stop further damage like mould growth. The contractor working on your property will be able to asses how long the dehumidifiers are needed.
When dealing with properties that have been affected by flooding it is vital to understand the impact and implications. Water on the fabric of the building causes devestation. As well as the long-term implications of the flood damage repairs needed.
Steps to take when you’ve been affected by a flood
- The first step to fixing water damage in your property is to identify where the water is coming from.
- Secondly you would need to clean any standing water in your home.
- The next step would be to get several dehumidifiers in your home to prevent mould growth ETC.
The Risk of Water Contamination
Flood water can be very contaminated with sewage and other pollutants. This can cause sickness and other infections. If you have been affected by a flood and there is a well on your property your advised not to drink water from it as it can cause illness.
Floods affect both individuals and communities, and have social, economic and environmental consequences. The immediate impacts of flooding can include damage of property, destruction of crops and inconvenience to your everyday life. You would not be able to live in your property in the early stages of a flood.
A flood can be a very traumatising time for victims and their families and may affect people for a long period of time. Disruption to business and social affairs may cause further stress and psychological impacts can be long lasting.