When a flood hits a populated area, it can be absolutely devastating. Most of the area’s residents’ first response will be to ensure the safety of a home’s inhabitants, and rightfully so. Human safety is the most important consideration when it comes to any natural disaster. After the water recedes, however, it’s time for property owners to shift their priorities over to consider avoiding or at least minimizing further damage to their families’ homes and their belongings.
The best approach to accomplishing this goal is to contact a company with experience in water damage cleanup in Oshkosh, WI. The first step that a qualified contractor takes when called in after a flood or other water emergency will be to evaluate the damage and come up with a plan. This plan may involve removing any excess water lingering in basements, cellars, or elsewhere before cleanup can begin. The equipment needed will depend on how much water is left over after the disaster. If there are several inches of standing water in the cellar, it will likely require a sump pump for removal.
Once excess water is removed, water damage cleanup in Oshkosh, WI can begin. Contractors will professionally clean carpets and upholstery and use professional grade drying and dehumidifying equipment to remove any remaining moisture. The dehumidifying process can help to prevent secondary damage to walls, floors, and furniture as well as discourage the growth of mold that can often occur in excessively humid, dark, or damp areas.
Any odors that have been left behind the receding flood waters can be taken care of after everything is dry. Often when unpleasant odors are involved, there is also a need for disinfecting and sanitizing treatments. These issues are best left to the professionals, as failure to adequately clean up and disinfect everything can lead to future health problems for inhabitants.
Whether a major disaster has left an entire neighbourhood temporarily underwater, or a pipe has burst in the basement of an individual home, water damage must be addressed immediately to avoid further more costly damage. Browse our website for more information about flood damage restoration, mold remediation, and many other services.