Flooding is devastating for homeowners, their families, and anyone around them. Not only is a flooding event devastating, but it is also stressful! You will wonder if insurance will help pay for the damages, possibly how you’ll pay the deductible if sentimental items will be ruined or can be replaced, and what life will look like after the water has subsided.
There is no way to guarantee that you will NEVER experience a plumbing emergency in your home, but there are tips on what to do after. We have compiled a few of them and hope you’ll keep them in mind if you or someone you know ever faces a flood. Keep reading for more information!
Not All Floods Are Natural One
Most of the time, people hear the word flood while watching the weather or the news. It is usually due to heavy rains, hurricanes, snow melting, or other natural disasters.
However, flooding can take place on a bright, sunny day with no rain in sight--and it can be an isolated event that specifically affects your home. We are talking about flooding that occurs when pipes burst, water leaks, drains, and sewer lines are clogged, washing machine hoses are faulty, or pipes burst (with or without freezing weather).
The good news is each of these instances is preventable by a simple call to Super Plumbers. Sometimes you might not know exactly what is wrong, but just that something isn’t right--that thought and the action of calling us can prevent a flooding event in your home!
Cleanup Should Start ASAP
After a flood, you may want to go through your home and see the damage to all of your things. This is understandable, but really, the first task should be removing all of the water.
Water may need to be pumped out, but you may be able to use towels and mops to get rid of the last bit. After the water is gone, look around your home. You are looking for water damage on your floors, drywall, cabinets, and furniture.
Chances are if any of these have sustained damage, your cabinets, toilets, and tubs have too. You will need a professional to assess the issue and make sure that these items do not pose a risk of growing mold.
Air Scrubbers > Air Fresheners
Air fresheners are great for cars and gym bags, but they do not actually clean the air. Air scrubbers, on the other hand, do. These machines can help remove mold, construction dust, and fumes that can come from the repairs being made to your home. The removal of such contaminants is important to ensure your family’s safety and health.
You should note that after the air scrubber has been put away, there is a small chance that your home will start smelling musty. If this happens, a specialist may be needed to find the source of the smell and remove it properly.