If you have suffered a flood or other water damage in your home, chances are good that the clean up will also involve some form of water removal from your home. In many cases, there will also be the need to clean and sanitize your home after the clean up is complete.
Four Steps for Water Removal Clean up first involves removing all standing water that has been caused by the flooding. The process of removing water is referred to as evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration can be done manually or by using a water extraction machine. The steps involve using a hose to move water away from the structure. It is important that the area around the structure to be covered with plastic sheeting to prevent it from getting wet.
The second step involves moving all water from the structure to another location. This is called “evapotranspiration”. The water that is removed is then moved away from the building by using high velocity air transporters. This type of clean up is used to help clear debris, such as old furniture that could become damaged if it is left sitting on the floor.
The third step in clean up involves removing the water that is left in the structure. This step involves the use of high pressure pumps to remove water that has remained in the basement. These pumps work by pushing hot water under pressure through piping. Once the piping is filled with hot water, it will not leak and can be moved away from the house. After the water is removed, the cleaning process begins with the removal of all moisture, which can be done by using high velocity fans.
The fourth step involves removing any food or drink from the basement. This includes dishes, old furniture, and items like linens. The water damage clean up process also includes removing items that may have gotten soaked, such as mattresses, carpets, and even curtains. After all of the water has been removed, the clean up process can begin again.
Clean up can take some time. It does not usually take longer than a couple days to completely clean up a basement that has been damaged by water. However, it is important to allow adequate time for mold to grow and for the basement damp areas to dry.
If mold is found on items that were not damaged by water, it is important to get them out as soon as possible. The sooner the mold is removed, the less likely it is for the mold to grow. Once the mold has been removed, it can be cleaned up with a special cleaner, such as paint thinner or caulk.
By cleaning up water damage correctly and following the guidelines outlined above, it is possible to get your home back to normal. and remain healthy and safe. If the damage is severe, a professional cleaning team will need to be called.