A flood is messy business. It not only creates a huge cleanup situation, but it can also create a dangerous environment. Can you DIY flood water cleanup? Not usually. And here’s why.
Flood Water Cleanup Know-How
Flood cleanup companies and restoration specialists have training and experience that is required for effective flood cleanup. You need to know how to do the following:
- Turn off the water, if it’s from an internal source
- Assess the damage and decide what needs to be done
- Remove and recover your belongings
- Determine what is salvageable and what needs to be discarded
- Check the structure including walls and floors
- Mold removal and mitigation
If you don’t know how to do one or more of these items listed, than it is probably best not to DIY your flood water cleanup.
Flood Cleanup Equipment
Do you have the following equipment and tools?
- Water extraction equipment
- Industrial fans and air movers
- Moisture testers
- Air scrubbers
No? Do you want to buy any of this equipment? If the answer is no, you might want to call in a professional to address your flood cleanup.
Flood water cleanup generally also involves restoration, not only of the structure, but of your belongings including electronics, furniture, documents and personal belongings.
As you can see, flood cleanup and water damage restoration are serious business. If you want the job done right the first time, it’s a great idea to skip the DIY and just call a professional.
Can-Restore can help you with your flood cleanup process. Want more information? Download our latest report on Fire, Water, and Smoke Damage for your Douglasville, GA home and business.