Flood Restoration, Repair, and Clean Up
With all the possible disasters that can occur to a home in Miami, flood damage is the one you would least expect and especially in how much damage they can cause your home. Residential homeowners are able to rescue their home if they begin to take immediate action after the incident and call a professional Water Damage Company.
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Water Damage Restoration Miami
Here at Water Damage Restoration Miami, we have years of experience working with residential and commercial properties with all kinds of water and fire damage restoration, flood damage, and mold remediation cases.
Flood Damage Repair and Cleanup
There are other homeowners that find themselves faced with thousands of dollars in repairs. In addition to general water mitigation that is needed to restore the home the mold may begin to grow behind walls and in confined areas where water damage cannot be found.
Have you experienced flood damage in your home and need emergency services? If so, call us immediately for an emergency water damage restoration service and we will send a specialist out to your home.
Should I have My House Tested For Mold?
Our team of water damage specialists always recommend a thorough inspection of your home. That includes a mold inspection throughout your property to ensure its safety. In almost every case you can always see mold by simply looking at the discoloration of any kind on your walls and ceilings. Sometimes you may see a textured growth of colors both black and green as well as experience foul odors and feel like you have a runny nose or allergic reactions.
If you are able to dry your home and remove items that have absorbed water, you may be able to avoid mold altogether or at least be able to minimize the damage that it causes. Read more on why a mold inspection and removal is always recommended.
Why is contaminated flood water a risk to your health?
Flood water usually contains bacteria, toxins, and sewage. Moreover, this happens due to flood waters disruption to the purifying system as well as an overflow of toxic spillage. The water that is absorbed through materials may dry however, the toxins and contaminants that are left can cause serious health issues. For this reason, it is protocol during the water damage restoration to remove and throw away items in your home such as carpets, mattresses, porous furniture, and anything else that may absorb grey water if they have been exposed for more than 24 hours in un-sanitized water. It is most important to safe items such as things made of glass, plastic, and other nonporous items which could easily be cleaned and disinfected
What To Do After Experiencing Water Damage Due To a Flood
Should I have My House Tested For Mold?
Our team of water damage specialists always recommend a thorough inspection of your home. That includes a mold inspection throughout your property to ensure its safety. In almost every case you can always see mold by simply looking at the discoloration of any kind on your walls and ceilings. Sometimes you may see a textured growth of colors both black and green as well as experience foul odors and feel like you have a runny nose or allergic reactions. If you are able to dry your home and remove items that have absorbed water, you may be able to avoid mold altogether or at least be able to minimize the damage that it causes. Read more on why a mold inspection and removal is always recommended.
How does water damage due to a flood affect electrical appliances?
The most important thing is to not enter the property if the ground is still wet unless you are 100% the power is off. The power of the property should not be on even after the water has gone until you can get an electrician to inspect the home and assure the home is safe.
Flooding not only causes guaranteed water damage to your home but greatly increases the chance of fire :
- leaking gas lines, containers, and tanks
- Improper use of generators
- Attempting to use electrical appliances that have been exposed to water
- electrically charged water
- using alternative heating devices improperly near flammable materials.
Do not attempt to touch a circuit breaker if you are near water or have wet hands. If you are in doubt, call an electrician to inspect your property and shut off your power. Furthermore, if you see a wire on the floor, assume it is charged no matter the type. It is crucial that you do not attempt to restore your home power or use electric appliances until your property has been completely dried. Flood Damage will cause electronics such as televisions and dishwashers to become hazards. Moreover, the toxins from the flood water are difficult even for experts to remove. There are cases in which the devices will not be able to repair or fix. In addition to damaged appliances, there may be some structural damage to your property that you may not be able to see immediately if not ever. This is why it is important you call a water damage restoration company to take a closer inspection of your home. However, there is more particular forms of damage that you can inspect yourself such as distortion and warping of wood floors, termite damage, visible changes of the foundation of the home, roof damage which includes damaged or missing shingles, holes, and cracks. While your visual inspection may show the more obvious damage, you will still need into call a water restoration company to perform thermal imaging of the property to inspect water damage in areas such as air ducts, electrical systems, and in your walls and ceilings.
Once I enter my property what step should I take for Flood Damage Cleanup?
Once you contact an electrician and a professional to inspect your home, there are things you may do to both salvages your home and protect your interests. Note that young and elderly people, pregnant and people with allergies and breathing problems are recommended to stay out of the property until you can see that it has been dried out and free from mold.
Moreover, once you have contacted your insurance, you should immediately begin creating a list of damaged items and areas of your home.
Keep a picture or video of the damage, both before you begin and after cleaning. Remove all contaminated items from your home, both things that may be salvaged and those that cannot be. In addition to this, one whatever doors and windows that can be opened to create air circulation in your home. Dehumidifiers and fans will dry out most affected areas of your home until your flood damage professional can inspect your home. Cleaning your windows and hard surfaces with a disinfectant will also help and finally, inspect areas in your home for mold.
Contact Water Damage Restoration Miami and have one of your trained professionals help you.
Time is crucial in the drying out of a home that has experienced water damage through a flood. Moreover, due to things that may occur if the drying process is prolonged such as mold growing and damage personal household items. A speedy drying process will prevent the need for mold remediation in your home. Here at Water Damage Restoration Miami, we make it simple for you to contact one of our certified professionals to help you during your emergency. We make your health and well being our priority by ensuring the safety of your home before you reoccupy with your family.