The water damage from a flood can be quite extensive. The work begins, once the flood waters have receded. There are specialized companies that can deal with this kind of problem. If you still have flood water, or water standing, then enter the house with extreme caution. Ensure that all electrical connections have been switched off. Furniture, walls, ceiling, carpets and all your belongings may have been damaged.
There is also the risk of diseases and infections from bacteria, fungus and microorganisms. You may even find mold and mildew especially in the basement and on the walls. That is why it is necessary to seek help from sites like P and C Restoration, who are experts in areas of water damage.
To tackle the water damage from a flood, they will first need to pump out the excess water from the home. Also they would use high speed blowers and dryers to suck out the moisture content from the walls, the furniture, carpets and everything else. If the relative humidity in the house is more than 50%, it can give rise to mold and mildew.
Chemicals and disinfectants will also be used. It is crucial that carpets and furniture are completely dried out to prevent any problems. Flood waters can also do structural damage. For this reason, it is essential that the restoration company also checks the house for plumbing, electrical and other structural damage.
It is very important to act fast and get the water out of the house, remove all traces of water and humidity and also dehumidify or clean the air inside the house. Standing water can also make the house smell bad. Restoration companies will also use air purifiers to remove air borne contaminants and stale smell to make the home smell fresh.