Water flood damage restoration can be a very difficult, expensive, and even heartbreaking experience. The water simply runs off hillsides, into creeks and lakes, and then trickles down the sides of walls and through dry leaves making it difficult to clean up. When water goes too far into a home’s structure it may cause structural damage. When rainwater is so abundant it can warp the very beams and joists of buildings rendering them unstable.
In addition to structural damage water damage can also be caused by the growth of mold. The mere smell of mold can be a huge discomfort to anyone that lives in an area that has had flooding. Mold and mildew grow in damp areas of the home due to moisture seeping in from the surrounding air and then condensing on the building’s interior surfaces. When water or moisture is present in a home for an extended period of time mold can form in the walls, floors, and ceilings of even the smallest rooms and ceilings.
When water flood damage occurs the only way to effectively get rid of the damage is to remove the water and dry the area out completely. It can take weeks or even months for the water to evaporate completely from a surface allowing it to slowly settle back into a dry and infested area. If not removed quickly enough mold and mildew can form in the air, on furnishings, in carpeting, and on the walls and ceilings of even the smallest rooms. This can quickly spread, causing even more health issues.
If you have noticed flooding in your home, you should consult a professional to determine if the damage is minor and if you can fix it yourself or if you will need to call in a professional. Minor flooding can often be fixed with household chemicals, sandbags, a blower, and drying materials. If however, flooding has occurred in the bathroom or kitchen and you are in need of fast drying materials you may present a greater challenge.
You may find that the majority of the damage is to your car components such as your engine, transmission, alternator, battery, and other electrical components. In order to successfully dry out these car parts it is recommended that you call in a car restoration service. These companies have the proper equipment to properly diagnose your car’s electrical system so they can determine which areas of the electrical system need to be repaired first.
Other areas of the home where flooding may occur is the foundation of your home, which can result in basement flooding. In this case the most common type of damage is to your basement floor. Basement flooding can cause your basement to become a veritable disaster zone. Most basements in a home undergo some type of water escape in which moisture escapes through the cracks between the floor boards. If this water escape occurs, it is highly recommended that you hire a competent flood water damage restoration company to dry out the area.
Carport foundations are another common area where flooding may present damage to your vehicle. Many times when dealing with carport foundations the damage may be to the structural supports of the carport itself. This is often caused by heavy rain during a period of wet weather. In this case it is highly recommended that you hire a professional flood water damage restoration company to inspect your carport foundation and make necessary repairs.
Finally, it is extremely important to keep your salt water aquarium fully operational during any stage of flooding. One of the best ways to do this is to locate an air compressor that can supply enough air to operate your aquarium. The compressor will be able to pump clean, oxygenated water into the tank to help restore the environment in your fish tank. Unfortunately if the flooding is too extensive for a portable air compressor, it may be necessary for you to rent a power washer to remove all of the excess water from the tank. In the mean time, ensure that you are taking care to regularly clean your salt water aquarium to prevent any forms of bacteria from thriving in it.