Springtime brings sunshine and fresh air. After a long winter, seeing the shining sun can bring great relief and outdoor fun. This much anticipated season brings warmer weather that melts the snow and allows the grass to grow. Unfortunately the pleasure of melting snow can also bring flooding and water damage inside your home. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warns that melting snow can cause large amounts of runoff in a short period of time. This large amount of runoff can cause flooding. Rain is also more frequent during the springtime and can also cause flooding which can result in home water damage.
Water Damage Idaho Falls
Just a little bit of water can cause severe damage to your home. If you become a victim of Spring flooding, follow these steps:
- Check the damage. Be careful and check for safety hazards before entering flooded areas.
- Remove wet contents immediately. Wet carpet, furniture, bedding, toys and any other item that holds moisture can begin to grow mold within 24 to 48 hours. Make sure to clean and disinfect anything touched by the flood water. This can be a huge, time consuming job. Professional restoration services can quickly and thoroughly tackle the job so that you don’t have to.
- File your insurance claim if you have flood insurance. Make sure to take photos of the damage, and create a detailed list of all items damaged.
Flooding in your home can be overwhelming and frustrating. Wet carpet is very hard for homeowners to dry and can grow mold if left wet. Water damage can also occur to any area of the home touched by the flood water, including drywall, insulation, ceilings and flooring. Sanitizing the area can also be difficult and time consuming for the homeowner. Then even once the wet items are removed and cleaned, typical homeowners need professional help restoring damaged floors and walls.
Tobin Cleaning and Restoration can thoroughly and efficiently remove damage caused by flooding, disinfect any area touched by the flood, and restore your home to to its original condition. Take the stress out of water damage restoration by having an experienced and professional company repair your home.