When a flood strikes, you’ll surely want to get on with your life as soon as possible. Your insurance company might come out and assess the damage, and your valuables will be replaced. However, your home will still need to be professionally cleaned and dried out, so you can get back to your normal routine, and forget about the past troubles. Find out what equipment professionals use to clean up after a flood below.
Pump Out Vacuum
To get rid of the water in the house, your Hillsborough water damage specialist will use a pump out vacuum. The water extraction can take a few minutes or a couple of hours, depending on the severity of the flood. This equipment is designed to extract all the dampness and water from the floors and floorboards, so it doesn’t cause any further damage to your property.
Mold and Water Damage Removal
Next, after the water has been removed, it is time to get your property professionally cleaned and dried. Air conditioning units and powerful fans are used, and moisture extraction tools are also put in place, to make sure that the walls, floors, ceiling, and electrical sockets are free from water and dampness. After everything is dry, your water damage specialist will repair the walls, plaster, and change the floorboards if necessary. Mold is removed by using powerful cleaning agents and chemicals before the new surfaces are finished.
After the restoration work is complete, you will still benefit from installing a dehumidifier, to reduce the moisture level to below 50 percent. Air scrubbers will also be installed by your property maintenance company, to clean up all contaminants. This machine basically filters through indoor air several times, until it is safe.
If you need professional help cleaning up after an indoor water damage, get in touch with Service Master Tampa Bay for a quick and efficient home restoration. Call 813-603-2001 for the Hillsborough office, and 727-300-3773 for Pinellas & Pasco.Image provided by Shutterstock