5 Actions That Need To Happen After Flood Damage

on August 30 at 08:18 PM

Finding a flood in your home is overwhelming. There can be so much water that it feels like a swimming pool in your basement, bathroom, or wherever the water is at. Recovering after a flood can also be a time-consuming event. Most homeowners realize after the fact that the extent of restorations will take a week, sometimes longer. That is because there are many actions that have to happen after a flood to have a property fully recovered. Let's take a look at the five actions that really need to happen after water damage.


Removal of Water

The very first step that will need to take place is that water will need to be removed from the property. There are several methods for water removal during a restoration process. The most common way to get rid of water is by using a vacuum. All the water will need to be sucked up and removed, as well as identifying the source of the water damage. There are several reasons a home can flood. These include storm damage, a burst water pipe, an overflowing toilet, a backed-up sewer line, an overflowing tub, etc. You'll want to make repairs before proceeding to the next step. You don't want to go through the restoration process multiple times if you don't have to.


Removal of Materials

You'll need to have all of the damaged materials removed from the property. Anything it's not salvageable should be thrown away. If you don't throw away damaged goods, it could lead to a mold problem.



With disaster restoration services, your technician will want to have an assessment performed. The assessment will tell the Restoration company how expensive the repairs are, if mold remediation will be done, and can tell the homeowner how long the process will take.


Proper Drying

Proper drying after a flood is a must. You also can't rush this part of the process. It can often take days for a property to be completely dried out so that you can move on to the repair process. Drying is critical to prevent mold from forming or for the smell of mildew from happening.



After proper water removal and drying have taken place, the repair process can be underway. Technicians will get to work replacing drywall that is soggy or damaged, flooring that is unsalvageable, and any other issues that have arisen due to the water damage.

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