Emergency Water Removal Service
When you arrive home after a hard day’s work or you arrive at your business and find it flooded, it can be a very frustrating experience. Here are some tips on what you need to do to remove any standing water from your home so you can begin the cleanup process.
The first thing you will want to do is turn off the electricity to your home or business so you do not put yourself at risk of getting electrocuted. Once the power is turned off you will need to move any furniture that is located in any of the flooded areas. This will help save the furniture from further damage and also provide you the room to get started with removing the water from the flooded area. Now that you have made the area safe to work in, you need to start the water extraction process.
The easiest way to get started is by grabbing as many buckets and mops as you can. Start removing the water with the buckets and once the area is clear of most of the flooded water you can start using mops to remove the rest of the standing water. If you have access to power you can also use a Wet Vac to help with the water extraction process. Once the water has been removed you need to remove any items that have been damaged by the flood. Carpets, padding, upholstery, insulation, drywall, etc..will need to be removed and thrown away to avoid mold from forming inside your home or business. Once you have removed all standing water from your home or business and it is deemed safe, you can turn your power back on. If you believe that any of your electrical outlets were impacted by the flood, do not use them and have an expert check them out before you use them.
If the flooding is too much for you to handle on your own, then contacting an emergency water extraction company will be your best option. A water damage expert will be able to assist with the water removal, cleanup, and post mold removal if needed. For more information on emergency water extraction.