Water damage after a flood in your home can wreak havoc if you don't take care of the water properly. Even when you think you have removed all of the water out of your basement, there are many places water can hide. While you can try using industrial fans and taking down walls that have been destroyed, you will probably need a water damage restoration company to do the work for you.
Removing the Existing Water
The first step after a flood is to remove the standing water in your home. This is done using shop vacuums or a sump pump if there is one in your basement. In general, if you find standing water in your basement, the sump pump was not able to handle the water overload. Be mindful of any electrical outlets or wires in your basement, as water conducts electricity. If the water is deep and you can't see what you are doing, call for professional help.
Water Can Seep Anywhere
The problem with trying to dry your home after a water damage incident is that water can seep anywhere. While you are likely to remove any water that is easy to see, water seeps into walls, behind walls and into floors quite easily. If the walls are wet, you'll need to use industrial fans for days to remove the moisture from the walls. In addition, once the walls have dried, the structural integrity of the walls may be compromised. If you aren't sure how to repair or replace damaged walls, you'll want to get a professional opinion on the water damage.
When your home floods, your first instinct may be to start removing the water right away. Be careful, because live wires, appliances or outlets can carry electricity to the water. If the water is deep, don't try to fix the problem yourself. Stay safe while removing water from your home by carefully assessing the situation first.
Water damage is a huge health threat. You have to take the necessary precautions if you’re to avoid any hazards. If you need an Indiana water damage restoration company contact the team at ServiceMaster Restore today.