Any flooding disaster is an extremely stressful event. But the most important thing to do is not panic and quietly evaluate what steps you need to take to minimise the damage as much as you are able to do so with the equipment and materials you have on hand. We advise taking the following steps:
Excess water removal is the beginning point of restoration procedures. This can be achieved by physical means such as mopping or soaking up excess moisture from hard surfaces and furnishings. However, it can also involve the use of more sophisticated techniques and equipment such as pumps or commercial wet vacuuming equipment.
From severe weather events such as floods and cyclones to more insidious incidents such as faulty pipes and plumbing problems, water can find its way into our homes and cause extensive damage.
After a wet disaster such as a flood or burst pipes, moisture will affect substructures such as plaster,drywall, wood, concrete and carpet. Mould is of course a primary concern, but there may be other problems related to water damage – crumbling drywall and plaster, rusting metal surfaces, weakening supports, electrical faults and more.
Mould is a harmful bacteria that has the capability to make us extremely ill and in some cases, causes death. Never be complacent about the presence of mold. It is a bacteria and it can and will cause severe long term harm to your health. If you discover mould in your home or premises, act fast and call the professionals.