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3 Ways to Handle Flood Damage

When your home or business has flood damage, it can be a big hassle to clean up. You can handle some of the clean-up yourself, but it’s best to contact a professional to assess the damage. Cleaning and Restoration Specialists can help you clean up after a flood, and these are the three steps to take before you contact us.

First Things First

Before you start mopping or vacuuming up water, it’s important to take care of some basic steps to prevent further problems. By taking a few minutes to handle these details, you and your home or business will be protected. Don’t overlook these steps when cleaning up.

First, shut off the power at the main source. If this step is overlooked, you could experience electrical injuries or possibly start a fire. Make sure to wear rubber boots if you must walk through water to shut off the power.

Next, turn off the utilities like natural gas. Failure to do so could result in a deadly explosion. If you can’t turn them off yourself, contact your utility provider for help.

Take Action Against Mold and Mildew

The faster you act, the lower the chance mold and mildew will multiply from the flooded mess. Mold and mildew spread fastest in wet, warm conditions. To keep them from growing, open the doors and windows for fresh air to blow through. Also, use fans to keep the air circulating.

If possible, set the wettest items outside. Use a shop vac to remove most of the standing water. By cleaning up the water quickly, you’ll reduce the chance that mold and mildew will spread. It’s important to take action since toxic mold can cause significant health problems for certain people.

Call For Help

No matter how hard you try to clean up all the water on your own, it’s virtually impossible to clean it up yourself. It’s essential to call for professional help within 24 hours of the flood. The pros at Cleaning and Restoration Specialists can help remove all traces of water from your home or business.

We will use special equipment to test for hidden water. It’s common for us to find water within walls and floors. Left untreated, this water can cause further damage that will be expensive to repair. We can help you save money in the long run if you call us soon after you experience flood damage.

Help From Cleaning and Restoration Specialists

We specialize in flood damage remediation. Our technicians will test for mold and mildew in your carpets, floors, walls and other parts of your home or business. We will get to work fast on cleaning up all the water.

Contact us within 24 hours for best results. You can reach us at (210) 610-5481, no matter what time of day you discover a water problem. Don’t hesitate to call us for help!

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