Tips For Flood Restoration

Flood restoration is simply the procedure of decontaminating the affected property, removing all water, and making it habitable for future repair. There are many steps you can take immediately in the aftermath of flooding to minimize the dangers: dry the area using fans and dehumidifiers; inspect carpets and other absorbent materials for water damage; and, if necessary, call a professional flood restoration company. Do you want to learn more? Visit Baton Rouge Flood Restoration. Floods can break down the barriers that exist between the outside and inside of your home, weakening the structure and increasing the potential for mold and mildew to grow. In addition, heavy rains can cause sump pumps to run less efficiently, exposing your family to health risks from lead water and sewer residue.

 

Once the flood water has been removed and the area has been dried, your next priority is to investigate any damage that may have resulted from your flood damage. For example, remove carpeting and furnishings from the rooms that have water standing in them. If your walls have sustained water damage, remove them and assess them for damage; if you cannot see the interior of the wall, consider installing heavy-duty plastic sheets to protect your walls. Dry wall will make it much easier for you to identify damage and patch damaged areas; however, water stains will often be difficult to remove, so it is a good idea to remove any excess water from your walls as soon as possible.

After you have finished with the initial clean up phase of your flood damage cleanup, your next step will be to mold remediation. Mold testing is usually a follow up to the initial flood water removal process. By identifying specific mold species, as well as the areas of your home in which you might have exposed your family to mold, you can determine the best method of mold removal and remediation. The most common mold remediation technique is simply spraying the affected areas with a bleach-water solution (as opposed to using harsh chemicals); however, there are also more aggressive techniques that are less expensive and more effective, such as encapsulation and ultraviolet light. In order to determine what mold species you may have in your home, consult a mold removal technician or a licensed contractor who deals with flood damage cleanup.

Contact Info

Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge
11800 Industriplex Blvd, Suite 3, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone No. : 225-408-0390