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How To Clean and Care For Your Home After A Flood

Learn how to care for your home properly after a flood.

As a homeowner, you need to be prepared to handle a variety of situations when it comes to flooding and water damage.  Having flooding in your place of living is not an ideal situation, but you need to act quickly.  The last thing you want is for mold to form because you waited too long to respond to flood water in your home.  It is critical to note that if there is an excess of flood water in your home, you need to call the professionals at ServiceMaster of Baltimore so that they can remove it properly.  There are a few simple ways to care for your home after a flood.

Clear Out All Furniture and Moveable Items

One of the most important tasks you need to accomplish after a flood is removing all of the affected items out of your home.  You want to take all of your furniture and rugs outside so that they can dry properly. It is critical that you are unplugging all of your electronics, especially if the water levels are rising.  You want to try to disconnect power that leads to the affected area. Make sure when you are drying your items that you are removing any mildew that might have formed on top of any item.

Disinfect

After the flooded area has dried out, it is essential that you are disinfecting the entire space including the walls, floors, and furniture.  It is likely that the flood water in your home was contaminated, so you need to disinfect the area for you and your family’s health and safety.  Make sure that you are using hot water and a strong disinfectant to clean the area properly. You want to ensure that all of the bacteria has been removed from the space.

Dry It All Out

When it comes to caring for your home after a flood, it is essential that you are using an industrial fan and dehumidifier.  Renting out large fans after a flood is one of the most effective ways to dry the area quickly and to prevent mold. Using a dehumidifier is a good way to remove all of the condensation and moisture out of the room.  

Water Damage Recovery With ServiceMaster of Baltimore

If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.

Call your local Baltimore cleaning service company: ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We have certified licensed restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Stained carpets might seem hopeless, but our service will prove otherwise. Click Here to request an estimate today!

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