Just a few tips for our Friends that have been flooded out today in the Green Bay area!! We have had a busy day so far today delivering dumpsters to those that have the unfortunate situation of a flooded basement. We are than happy to assist with your dumpster rental and waste removal needs if needed!!
It’s an unfortunate fact of being a homeowner that you may have to deal with water in your basement and home once or twice in your lifetime. While these events can be devastating, both financially, but also emotionally as well. With a little work, you can bounce back from a flooding catastrophe. Here, we are going to look at some helpful tips to clean up after a flood so you can get your life back to normal.
Inform Your Insurance Company In all the chaos that a flood can cause, one can forget to do the most obvious things first. When the flooding has stopped, the absolute first thing you must do is call your insurance company and record the damage that has been done. Make sure to take pictures of structural and material damage so you can get an accurate picture of what has been affected by the flood.
Address the Residue First To reduce the chances of a worse problem developing, you are going to want to clean up anything that was left behind by the flood first. Dirt, mud, and grime on the walls can all lead to more difficult problems in the long run. Obviously, you’ll want to remove excess water to begin with and then start on the task of cleaning the walls and floor.
Plan Ahead for Trash Floods almost always cause irreparable damage to items that were caught up in it. Knowing that you are going to have to purge at least some of those items, arranging for a dumpster rental before cleaning up can save you a lot of headaches. One of Toss N Haul Dumpster Rentals 20-yard dumpsters is the perfect size for most homes, so you can get everything hauled away in one go rather than multiple trips to the dump. (Hello $4.00/gallon gas prices!)
Designate a Zone for Drying Not everything will be irreparably damaged—there are a number of items that may just need some time outside to evaporate the excess water. Set up one area outside your home for items that need time to dry. This way, they stay out of your way when you’re cleaning everything else up.
Ventilate the Area Before Using Again Once everything has been moved out of the affected area, you don’t want to put things back only to find that the floors weren’t completely dry yet. If possible, open any windows in the area and set up as many fans as you can find to hasten the drying process. You don’t want to skip this step; make sure everything is completely dry before you start to replace things in the area. Hopefully, these helpful tips to clean up after a flood can ease the stressful process a little bit. A flooded home is a terrible thing, but anything we can do to make the clean up process just a little easier,
We're terribly sorry that you are in the unfortunate situation of having to deal with water in your home. Toss N Haul Dumpster Rental wants to be there to help you return to normal life sooner rather than later.
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