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Sanitizing and Disinfecting a Water Damaged Area Is Important To Your Health

ater damage creates health hazards, especially if it was due to sewage backup or a flood. Sanitizing and disinfecting the water damaged area is a crucial and required step before the affected area can be fully restored. Disinfecting and sanitization needs to be done to the whole affected area, including floors, carpets, walls and any other part of the water damaged property.

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Sanitization after Water Damage - Tips and How to Do It

Flooding of water in one place can cause a lot of damage. The water can not only ruin your house but it can also bring about water-borne diseases and even damage your possessions as well. Therefore, you need to act quickly in such a situation so that you can save your possessions and more importantly - do restoration of the damaged area in your home. A huge part of the process is proper sanitization of the home, to prevent mold growth and disinfect the home from possible diseases and health hazards.

Moreover, your success a water damage situation normally depends on the period in which the water has been around. Water that has been standing is a specific place for quite some time is usually a great threat your surrounding environment. It is normally a perfect breeding point for molds. Molds not only destroy your furniture and wall but they also affect the quality of air in your house. This is very tragic since it can cause respiratory infections such as asthma and other severe illness.

For the above reasons, we at Flood Damage Pro recommend professional sanitization and restoration, which is very important and will help you as a victim to recover from such instances. In the next section, we'll review a correct water damage restoration process and the importance of sanitization.

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Drying Process

Steps for Water Damage Restoration:

Disconnect the power

Unplug and remove electronics, furniture and any other portable items.

This is the first thing you are actually supposed to do so that you can at least save some of your possessions. Our most important advice is cut the electricity and move away the electronic items first. Additionally, try to get your furniture that may be around, remove the rug or carpet and get it dried and disinfected as soon as you can, so that you can use it in future times. However, if you can't remove and disinfect the carpet, let the professionals of Flood Damage Pro do it since it requires skills and knowledge to perform correctly.

Extract the water and dry the place

Normally there are a number of ways that help you get rid all the water that might be in your home. Firstly, if you are sure there is no power or any loose wires around, you can perfectly use old towels, mops and buckets so that you can soak all the available as much as possible. If there is no sewer backup, you can also channel the water to the water drains in the shower (or other places, if possible). Drying of the affected area can perfectly be done by dehumidifier and fans, which you can rent or have a professional company supply you with. Getting rid of all the unwanted water and drying is a very important step in preventing the growth of molds.

Disinfect and Sanitize

After your place is fully dried and dehumidified, you need to disinfect and sanitize the place including wood beams, drywall and insulations. Water damage has chances of bacteria that might have invaded them from things like sewers, or other water sources. Flood Damage Pro's technicians specialize in disinfecting and sanitizing water damaged area, to restore them and make them a healthy environment again. Usually it is advisable that you use a very powerful disinfectant, which disinfects all the areas that affected by flood waters.

Prevent the growth of mold

This is usually done by applying a chemical by the name Concrobium on the affected area. Do the application by following all the directions that are indicated on the instruction paper of the chemical. The product is nontoxic and is very good for sanitization after water damage. Remember to wear gloves and mask before applying - not because of the Concrobium, but because you may agitate and spread the mold that is there and you don't want to breathe it.

Dispose all damaged items responsibly

Sometimes you may be tempted to pile all your infected products and then send them into your dumpster. In some cases, it would be better to have a disposal company to collect your items, and also send them to recycling. Otherwise, you may choose to sift through and see what can be recycled to dispose of the water damaged items correctly.

In conclusion, for any problems related to the above discussion, call Flood Damage Pro for all your professional damage restoration needs. When it comes to water damage, there is no better place and time than now! Call Flood Damage Pro for an estimate today at 866-869-4167.

 
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