A flooded home can be one of the most devastating events that can happen to a homeowner and their family. For most, it means an evacuated home, damaged materials, ruined floors, and potential mold. It can be an overwhelming process, and most people do not know where to start when it comes to water damage restoration. If you find yourself dealing with a flood, consider hiring the professionals at Green Genie Environmental who specialize in an eco-friendly service. Here are a few things you can do if you experience flood damage in your home.
Keep Your Family Safe
Start by turning off the power. Turning off the power to your home and specific areas will help protect you and your family from the risk of electrocution. If you have to enter an area of standing water, wait and call an electrician.
Wear Protective Gear
Make sure to wear protective clothing like rubber boots and gloves. When you re-enter your home, this gear will keep you from getting sick from potentially contaminated water.
Protect Your Valuables
If you have wooden furniture, you can place aluminum foil under the furniture to make sure that it does not stain your carpet. Make sure to remove the carpets as well and begin drying them out.
Call a Professional for Eco-Friendly Water Damage Restoration
With water damage restoration, you should call a professional who has the right equipment and expertise to fully clean up and restore your home. Our team at Green Genie Environmental is available for your water damage clean-up needs.
Dry Out Your Home
Once you have called a professional to help with the clean-up and all the standing water has been removed, the restoration process can begin. If you can turn your electricity back on, use your central air conditioning to help remove the humidity. You can use floor fans and dehumidifiers to help dry out the remaining areas, like floors and walls. Drying out your home will help get rid of mildew and molds. If you can begin drying your home within 24 hours, the risk of mold decreases dramatically.
Check for Mold After Water Damage
Mold can begin developing after the first 24 hours of a flood, and once it has started growing it will be difficult to remove it from your home. The faster you can begin drying things out, the better chance you have of avoiding mold. If you do begin to have mold issues, call a professional immediately to help remove them. It can be harmful to you and your family’s health.
Green Genie Environmental is a better option for your water damage restoration and cleaning needs. Everything we do helps to support a stronger and healthier future for your home and family. We use unique green tools that help set us apart from competitors. Our technicians at Green Genie Environmental are all trained in safe, natural cleaning techniques, and they only use eco-friendly solutions.