Cleaning Your Home After Water Damage
Dealing with the fallout of water flooding is extremely daunting. We’ve come to see the stress, anger, and frustration that it causes and are tired of seeing what it put homeowners through. We’re here to help you get through any damage that may have been caused as a result of leaks or natural disasters.
Here at MC Services we’re also here to help you reduce mold growth after flooding, protect your carpet, and restore order to your home as quickly as possible. Aside from making use of this article and the rest of the resources on our website, we are also available to speak on the phone at any time.
Just give us a call at (702) 410-0074 and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions or schedule a free consultation. We’re known in Las Vegas and surrounding areas as the carpet professionals and are excited to show you why we consistently win such recognition.
Cleaning Up After a Flood
The best way to lower the chances of having to restore or replace your floors after water damage is properly cleaning up. And we’re not just talking about removing the surface water and rearranging whatever may have been moved as a result. We’re talking about an in-depth cleaning that includes vacuuming the water out, opening doors and windows, setting up specialized fans, and inspecting every aspect of your home.
It can be hard to go through this process alone, and you shouldn’t have to. Here at MC Services we can help you clean up after a flood. We also have pumps and fans that are designed specifically for use in floods and other disasters.
Something else that can be hard when cleaning is deciding what to keep and what to throw away. A good rule of thumb is throwing away whatever cannot be salvaged. Just make sure to take photos and document what has to be thrown away, in case your insurance needs such documentation.
Speaking of insurance, the best way to proceed in the event of damage to your home is to contact your insurance company. They may want you to hold onto pieces of your floor that has to be replaced, or even pieces of your wall as evidence. Before throwing anything away or embarking on a task that they might not recommend, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with them.
It’s never a good idea to hold to damaged carpets and padding. If you notice that mold growth has already set in, holding on to contaminated surfaces will only increase the chance of ruining your entire carpeting or even the foundation of your home.
If you come across drywall and insulation that has been soaked by water and will not dry, it’s important to cut it out and remove it from your home. Otherwise, these materials will act as giant sponges for water, humidity, and the bacteria that thrives in such environments.
When you’re cleaning up after a flood it’s also important to stay safe and turn off the power inside your home. If you cannot get to your breaker without entering water first, it’s important to call a professional. Otherwise you may electrocute yourself and end up with even bigger problems than water damage.
It’s also very critical that you never mix chemicals into unknown combinations. For example, you never want to mix bleach and ammonia. Doing so will result in a toxic gas that will put you to sleep and damage your lungs.
Hiring the Right Water Damage Restoration Company
If you’re in need of a reputable company that can restore your home after a disaster, then you’re in the right place. Here at MC Services, we specialize in removing mold growths of every shape and size. In the past we’ve removed mold growths that were over ten feet in length.
At MC Services we specialize in water damage restoration for residential projects, as well as commercial projects. Our number one goal is ensuring your safety after a natural disaster, as well as ensuring your safety years down the line. Unlike amateur carpet restoration companies that may leave mold growths behind, only to become discovered months or years later, we fix the problem from the start.
When you hire us, you can rest assured that you’re hiring an industry-leader that will get the job done right. To set up an appointment for a free inspection and consultation, give us a call at (702) 410-0074.