Flood Damage Control: Tips to Clean up Before Further Damage

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On Jul 17, 2017
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Flood water can be very dangerous when it comes to damage to property. Even if the water just subtly gets into you house or office, it is bound to do harm. At times, the loss is so deep that there arises a need for entire new structures.

In areas like Long Island, the situation is quite common. Flood water wreak havoc on expensive property and can push you into great losses. Thus, it is essential opt for a thorough flood cleanup and water damage control after the crisis has passed. For this, you can call for the professionals offering flood cleaning services in Long Island.

Here are a few tips you can use for effective water damage control and floor cleanup:

·        Before you get inside the house, make sure that the water level has decreased. Make sure you wear protective clothing like rubber boots, rubber gloves, etc. This will save you from germs, bacteria, and an electric current (if any) that the flood water usually carries.

·        While inside the house, check for any leakage first. If there are any leaking gas lines or damaged power lines, look for and fix them as soon as possible.

·        Check all the electronics and make sure nothing is still plugged in. If you find something, unplug it immediately.

·        If you’ve called the professionals for flood cleanup in Long Island, you must check for any damage that has occurred to staircases, floor, walls, railings, etc., before their arrival as someone might get hurt. Also, look for things hung at a height like cabinets, book shelves, etc. as these can fall down.

·        If the house is still filled with water, the most important step for your Long Island flood cleanup is to get rid of it. You can use buckets to dump water outside in an open area and then dry it up with a mop.

·        After getting rid of the water, make sure you let air pass through the house.  You can open the doors and windows and to allow for cross-ventilation. 

·        Check for any rodents, snakes, insects, or pests that might have entered the house with the flood water. They might be hidden in corners, so check for them carefully.

·        To start with flood cleanup in Long Island, get rid of any debris first. This includes damaged items that can no longer be used or recycled. It also includes damaged paperwork, cardboard stuff, or other evidence like damaged wood, etc. Take all this and gather it in your front yard before you find a place to dump it.

·        Take out the wet carpets or floor paddings, if any, and keep them with your heap outside.

·        Use professional help to fix electrical damage.

For deep cleaning and disinfection of the house, calling professionals delivering flood cleaning services in Long Island can be a great help. The professionals have the right equipment and manpower to fix flood damage in less time and with more effectiveness.