When it comes to floods, whether it’s a natural disaster or human error, it can make a great damage to our homes and something to our health. It is a very stressful situation, and people tend to panic and make thing even worse. If you aren’t prepared enough to deal with this situation or on the other hand enough skilled, it is better to ask for experts help. We will give you few hints on how to make things better.
Secure the location
It is very important to stop the flow of the water and to find the cause. When the water stops you will be able to drain it. Also, electricity is a big problem and people sometimes don’t even think about it. Turn off the electricity before you start with any work. Maybe, the water flooded some wires which you can’t see and once you step into it, you may end up dead. If you aren’t sure about electricity issue, call for expert help.
Start the draining process
Once you have secured the location, it is time to use the pump which will drain the water. If the water is too deep, try to put the pump into the lowest point by using the nylon rope. Remember to protect yourself in this process. The water that caused the flood is often very dirty and full of microbes that can damage your health. Use the rubber boots and gloves and if needed, put a mask on your face.
Remove the debris
After you have cleaned the area of water, you need to remove all the garbage that was left. Depending on the amount of water, most of your things are probably damaged, some less, some more. Don’t try to save the things which were affected with water because with the time they will feel apart. Save the most precious belongings, like pictures, memories, and jewelry. In most of the cases, you will need to remove the floors because they will be ruined. Make sure to protect your home after the cleaning; you may expect some unwanted visitors like snakes and rats.