After the storm, we all have stressed ourselves out on how to clean up the mess after the disaster. We typically will think of getting rid of the water, drying our home, disinfecting the affected areas, preventing molds and restoring our house from water damage.
Here are the tips that could help you on cleaning up the mess after a storm or hurricane:
Inspect your Home
Ensure that all the electrical appliances were unplugged and switched off. Pull out all the wet belongings and separate if usable. Get rid of the damaged furniture that cannot be used. Inspect every section of your house affected by the water damage caused by hurricane, storm, or flood.
Floor and Carpet Cleaning
Remove water from the carpet as soon as possible to prevent mold growth. Dry out the floor (using circulating fan 24 hours) and other water-damaged areas of your house and inspect thoroughly which areas can have hidden water to prevent mold growth and water damage. Clean up with carpet steam cleaner to remove odor and destroy microbes. Also, call a restoration and cleaning services company to fully furnish the restoration of your home caused by water damage.
Sanitize floor and walls to remove odor and mold prevention. Remove wet plastered, paneling and drywall as it acts like a sponge. Clean your walls using soap and soda to eliminate odors and wall marks. Remove unnecessary marks on your floor using a bucket of water with soap or vinegar, this can be helpful to make your floor gleam (only applicable for non-waxed floors).
Also check your ceiling if soaked by water, cracked or leaks. Be careful to remove the damaged ceiling soaked by water because it might come down with a crash. Better to hire a professional to handle the water damage and restoration of your home.
Rebuild your home
A hurricane might have brought a partial damage to your house and needs restoration. Repairing some parts of your house is a job that a professional can handle to make your home more appealing and habitable as well. Hire an expert who knows how to fix with quality workmanship so you’ll be able to prevent more damages and secure your building.
These are the tips that could help you clean up in the aftermath to prevent some irreversible damage. Hire an expert to restore your home.
Expert Restoration and Cleaning Services Inc. is your 24/7 professional cleaning, damage restoration, and remodeling services in Naples, Florida. We offer mold remediation services, water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning, and renovations. Call us at 239-641-9953 and we look forward to addressing your urgent needs.