Never having been involved in a flood in the past does not mean that it won’t happen; flooding is one of those things that can occur at any time and in almost all cases, there is nothing that can be done quick enough to stop the water from doing some damage. The source of the flooding can be the elements or something may happen in the home; a pipe can burst, the toilet can overflow or a sewer can back up. Although there is bound to be some damage, it can be mitigated if the homeowner gets busy with water damage restoration in Oshkosh, WI as soon as possible.
Take things one at a time, first things first. Dry the surface as best you can with paper towels, a mop, wet-dry vacuum or anything else that will absorb or remove water. As soon as you have the surface water mopped up, turn on fans and the air conditioner which will help to dry the area further. If the flood appears to have damaged carpets or flooring they will have to be lifted because even the slightest dampness will allow mold to start growing.
If the surfaces that are affected are hard, such as tiles, laminates, hardwood etc, then the cleanup process is not near as difficult; it’s a matter of mopping which will rid the area of the bulk of the water. If the surface that is soaked is carpet this will take longer to dry but it is possible to get a lot of the water up by placing paper towels on the wet area and placing your weight on the towel, this helps to absorb a lot more than just placing a towel down. Even though a lot of the water can be picked up with mops and towels, a wet-dry vacuum is very effective, especially for a larger area.
There is no such thing as too many fans blowing on the flooded area, the more air movement in the affected area the better. If you don’t have fans in the house they can be rented, usually the ones that are available are industrial duty, they do a great job. To help with water damage restoration in Oshkosh, WI area, open all the windows and take full advantage of cross ventilation.
If the damage is really significant and the flooring is soaked and the damage goes up the walls you will probably be better off to hire a team of professionals contact JG Home Improvements & Emergency Services because they know what they are doing and have all the right equipment.
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