How To Dry Out Your Home

FloodAfter a flooding event, a lot of things have to happen so you and your family don’t get hurt. After your home or basement has flooded, call the power company or an electrician to make sure the power is cut off to your place. Once the flood waters recede, it is important to dry out your home as soon as possible. Mold can start growing within 48-72 hours according to experts. Soaked furniture and carpets need to be taken out and wet drywall should be removed. Most likely, you will have to move your possessions many times during the restoration process, which can be dangerous, because the wet floors can create a slippery area and because heavy things get heavier when they are wet.  Once everything has been removed, it is time to dry out your home. Use vents to circulate the air and, if possible, get dehumidifiers. Using your heating system or your AC is another way you could try to dry out you home. The task can be daunting. If you are not sure how to best get the water and soaked furniture out of your home, call in the professionals.

Professionals Have The Right Tools & Knowledge To Help You After A Flood

You should hire professionals for these tasks, as they have the knowledge and expertise to make your home safe again. To accomplish successful flood restoration, it requires special equipment. There are some pieces of equipment that homeowners just do not have access to, like HEPA system air scrubbers or negative air machines to remove mold, dust, microbes, and other dangerous air particles. In addition, there are parts of your home that you probably cannot and should not clean, such as your HVAC system. During a fire, soot and other airborne debris become stuck in the HVAC system and it requires specialty tools and training to repair it effectively and ensure the unit is safe, ready to run and will not be recirculating dangerous air particles in your home.

Contact CLEAN PRO CLEANING & RESTORATION today for more tips, help or to schedule an appointment.

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