[separator top=”-55″ bottom=”10″ style=””]Dealing with the effects of flood can be a devastating experience. Even if it has only been caused by a busted dishwasher connection or an overflowing bathtub, the knock on effects of water damage are not only damaging to your home and property but also to your health. Yes your health. Amazingly, many of us do not think about the consequences of coming into contact with a water contaminated environment and just plough on in the get the job cleaned up and everything back to normal.
Brisbane Carpet Cleaning, Best One Cleaning and Pest Management have witnessed and assisted in many clean-up operations and understand the risks involved with this venture.
Here are some things we consider of highest importance for you to keep in mind.
Check Your Utilities
If the water invasion you are experiencing effects your power or gas supply in any way and it is safe to do so, turn them off immediately. This is an essential step in the preservation not only of life but also your home.
Get the Water Out As Soon As Possible
As soon as you are able, it is crucial to remove the water as quickly as possible. It may be that you will have to wait for flood waters to recede but if the damage is caused by something other as described above you need to move quickly.
Some of the damaging effects of water are bacterial contamination or mould growth. These should be avoided at all cost.
Bacteria, mould, or other contamination from floodwater can cause minor to major health risks.
These may include skin reactions all the way through to damaging your lungs from inhaling spores.
When dealing with this environment protect yourself properly by wearing good solid gumboots, rubber gloves and a face mask. Keep children and pets away.
Call In the Professionals
Our crew are experienced in this style of water removal and take all precautions necessary to ensure our 24 hour 7 days a week emergency service is conducted with maximum protection of our team and our clients.
We are able to remove water from carpets and rugs using our high powered truck-mounted pumps. If necessary, we can also apply products to help kill the bacteria prior to extraction. In hard to get at places we have a portable machine that can also perform this daunting task.
The Use Of Fans
Using a fan is a great way to help your home dry out. Be mindful to only use it if there is no mould. A fan will blow spores all over your home if mould is present.