Flooding is an issue that we all come across eventually, be it the heavens opening or the washing machine giving up, these things happen. Here are a few tips to help guide you through the cleaning up process.
Step 1: Disconnect the power. It doesn’t matter how clean the home is if you get fried during the process!
Step 2: If it’s the washing machine, don’t press the ‘Cancel’ or ‘Stop’ button. This may lead to your machine automatically draining and instigate further flooding.
Step 3: Soak up as much water as possible. Mops, towels or both. It takes no time for water damage to spread to the walls and floor.
Step 4: Ventilate! Open up the windows and doors and set up a fan to speed up the drying process.
Step 5: Prevent mildew by sanitising floors and removing a much water as possible.
Step 6: Identify the problem. Is it the hoses? A leak in the ceiling or roof?
Step 7: Water will always find its way into hard to reach places like under floors and behind walls, and it is important that this water is extracted. This trapped water can lead to mould spores being activated and secondary damage which is why it’s important to contact a professional cleaning service like Steamy’s Cleaning & Restoration!