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Content Cleaning After a Water Loss

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

Fan beside a counter Fans are another option for drying out your home after a flood.

How To Clean Up After a Water Loss 

The aftermath of a water loss can be devastating. You might not know where to start, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! If you need professional help in cleaning and restoring your Loveland, CO home after an unexpected flood or burst pipe, our team of restoration experts is ready for the call. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to clean up after a water loss and some steps you can take before calling a professional.

Separate Items

The first step in the process is to separate damaged items from non-damaged ones. Damaged items should be placed in a pile for further cleaning and drying, while non-damaged ones can be returned to their proper places.

If you do not know whether an item is damaged, use the "five-foot rule": if you can't tell whether something is damaged when it is five feet away, then it's probably safe to assume that it is not damaged by the flood water itself.

Contact Insurance

When you contact your insurance company, ask how the damage should be cleaned up. Your policy might require that you contract a professional to clean up the water and dry out your home before filing a claim. If you are unsure of what is covered in your policy, call or email your agent or company representative and ask them directly if they will cover any of the costs associated with cleaning up after a flood.

Drying Takes Time

It is important to understand that the drying process takes time. The amount of time it takes depends on many factors, including:

  • How much water was in the building before you came in
  • How quickly you get rid of the water
  • How humid and cold it was outside during and after your clean up

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Clean and sanitize the area. Use a disinfectant or cleaning solution to remove dirt, dust, and other debris from the area. After you're done using a disinfectant, rinse it off with water and wipe down the area with a clean cloth to dry it completely.

Dry the area completely. Dehumidifiers can help speed up this process by pulling moisture out of the air (but don't use them if they get too hot!). Fans are another option for drying out your home after a flood; just be sure not to use them in an enclosed space like an attic or crawlspace since they could spread mold spores throughout your house.

Check for mold and mildew growth and treat accordingly!

Call SERVPRO of Loveland

After a water loss, you should call in the professionals at SERVPRO to help you mitigate and restore your home or business. There are several reasons why this is so important:

  • You could make the situation worse by trying to clean up the mess yourself.
  • Vacuuming can spread water damage, so it's not recommended.
  • A wet/dry vacuum could also spread contamination because they have no filters that trap dirt and debris as regular vacuums do.
  • Hair dryers shouldn't be used either because they use heat that could cause damage to your belongings.

If you have experienced a water loss, SERVPRO of Loveland can help. SERVPRO of Loveland has the equipment and expertise to respond quickly and thoroughly clean your property after water damage.

SERVPRO of Loveland professional cleaners remove mold and mildew from your home or business. They will also ensure that any structural repairs are done by professionals, such as a drywall contractor or electrician. The team at SERVPRO of Loveland understands that the effects of water damage can be devastating for families, so they try their best to mitigate the impact on your life as much as possible by providing assistance through insurance companies and helping in any way possible until everything is back to normal again.

There are many factors to consider when trying to restore your home after a water loss. The most important thing is that you work with an experienced restoration company that understands your needs. They will be able to help you restore your belongings, clean up the damage and make sure everything goes back together in exactly the right way so you can get back on track quickly.

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