Due to the bad weather conditions there are plenty of cases wherein we have to recover from a flooded home and the cause could be just torrential rains or cyclones that have causes storms which in turn have flooded our homes.
Tips to help overcome a flooded home
Whatever the reason, it’s going to be very difficult to overcome the damages and therefore, let’s take a look at what we could do in order to get our homes back to what they were before:
Mould and Stagnant water
First and foremost you’re going to need to consider the extent of damages. Is it just mould that you need to get rid of or are there electrical problems as well? Is there stagnant water in your home and if so, is it contaminated?
Well, if it’s not a lot you may very well be able to clean up the home all on your own. However, there are some extreme cases wherein you would have to seek the help of professionals to get the job done. In some states for the effective removal of mould it’s compulsory that you hire professionals.
Remove Furniture and carpets
Before you can begin cleaning up your home, it would be advisable to remove all your furniture, carpets and anything else that may be on your floors. If your carpets are damaged a lot you may need to wash them or even throw them out.
Your furniture may be damaged and hence may need to be treated in order to be used again. There are cases where the wood begins to rot because it was submerged in water. In such cases you would need to treat the wood before you proceed.
Keep your windows and doors open
You need to make sure that your home is dry once again and the best way to do this is by leaving the doors and windows open, it would also prevent bad aromas. Use dehumidifiers as well as air movers if possible as this would be necessary in order to get your home back to the way it was.
Once these basics have been completed, you must try and make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen again. If the water was just a little, maybe you could benefit by elevating the platform where your furniture rests as this has been really helpful in most cases. So, a little thought could help you a long way.