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Tips for Preserving Your Belongings After a Flood

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

flooding car in basement carpark at condominium If your building was recently flooded, do not try to approach the cleaning process on your own. Call SERVPRO!

After A Flood, Here Are Some Tips For Preserving Your Personal Property

Dealing with the aftermath of a flood can be overwhelming and frustrating, as it often involves ridding your building of many of its contents, removing whole pieces of drywall, carpet and flooring and rebuilding. That said, there are a few tips you can utilize to minimize loss as much as possible. If your building was recently subject to a deluge, and if you want to save as much of your company’s assets as possible, keep these tips from your local Costa Mesa, CA, content cleaning company in mind:

  • Contact a water restoration team
  • Turn off all electrical systems
  • Remove all furniture and carpeting
  • Inspect the walls, subfloors and ceilings for mold

Let a Water Restoration Team Help

If your building was recently flooded, do not try to approach the cleaning process on your own. For one, you never know what kind of water you’re dealing with. If it’s black water, it’s contaminated, and you could put yourself and others at risk by trying to clean contents on your own. A water restoration team can help you dry out your building using commercial dryers, dehumidifiers, pumps and other professional tools.

Turn Off All Electrical Systems

Whether you do this before or after contacting your local Costa Mesa, CA, content cleaning team doesn’t matter. What does matter is that there is no potential for an electrical hazard when you or anyone else reenters the building post-flood.

Remove All Furnishings and Carpet

Unfortunately, if black water invaded your building, your carpet and furnishings are done for. Anything porous is unlikely to be completely decontaminated and may pose a health risk to you and your employees if you try to keep them.

Have the Foundation Inspected

Water can seep into drywall and subfloors. If this happens, you will need to have a restoration team remove the contaminated materials and replace them.

If your building was recently in a flood, you have your work cut out for you. However, with the right content cleaning team on your side, you can restore your building to a safe and like-new condition.

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