How To Clear Up Flood In Your Home
Whether we like it or not natural disasters will come, it is the nature of the earth. We can’t fight mother nature. She can give us winter, spring, summer, fall, rains, thunderstorms, hail storms, typhoons, hurricanes, and many other natural disasters, weathers, and calamities. Because of some natural disasters that nature gives us, we get flooded like when we are hit with a hurricane, we can have floods especially when we live in a low area. Some homes and villages have floods because they have poor sewage or storm drains. Since you are here in this article to know how to clear a flood in your home, well let’s continue to that.
Safety is number 1 priority
Before anything else and starting the cleanup, make sure you are properly safe. Wear safety gears, wear your boots gloves, and helmet if necessary. Bring goggles too so no water would splash into your eyes. Make sure you have a first aid kit always ready near you. Bring scissors, a pocket knife, and a flashlight. Bring a rope too.
Shut down power
Before getting in the flood, make sure you have successfully shut down your home’s electrical power. There are a lot of incidents where people forget to shut their power off and they get into the water and get electrocuted. There are incidents wherein people die from this. By the way, when you are to shut down your power supply, make sure you are still wearing your safety gears.
Ask for assistance
Hire someone or ask a friend or family to help you clear up the flood. It is important to always have a helping hand, never do this on your own especially if you have a big home, and if there are many obstacles in your way.
Extract the water in your house
If the flood in your home was caused by a pipe that burst, make sure to immediately call the best and nearest plumbing service providers in your town. Make sure to stop the water first before extracting it. When extracting the water, use buckets or bins to extract the water. If the water remaining is little, you can use a wet vacuum to suck all the remaining water.
Drying everything up
After all the water is extracted, dry everything out, clean all the corners of your home. For sure there are muds and specks of dirt around your house after extracting the water. Use a fan or an industrial fan to dry up the place.
Clean everything that was flooded, your carpet, cabinets, tables, chairs, vases, and other furniture. After cleaning them all, sterilize and disinfect them all to avoid any illnesses and diseases.
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