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Cleaning home after water damage

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning home after water damage

Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage. Not only can it ruin your prized possessions, but also the house in which they are stored.

Don’t treat flood water in unwanted places lightly: even if your basement only has an inch of water in it, or is even just damp, it is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold growth not only ruins walls, furniture, carpets, flooring, etc.,. Preventing mold growth is key to keeping your home’s air clean and healthy. Here are a few tips to deal with your flooded basement and minimize the water damage

  • Disconnect the power, unplug any electronics, and remove electronics, furniture and movable items immediately.
  • Dry out the affected area. Once you’ve mopped up all the water, use fans and  a dehumidifier to help dry out the area.
  • Disinfect. After the area has dried out, including wood beams, insulation, drywall, etc., use a good disinfectant to get rid of any bacteria that might have come up through sewers, toilets, etc.
  • Prevent mold growth.
  • Dispose of damaged items responsibly: you’ll be tempted to throw everything into a dumpster and send it all away and out of site.

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