Removing water from a house that was flooded should be your top priority. However, sometimes, it’s best to leave it to the experts.
If the water damage is not severe, then removing the water from a house that was flooded should be a relatively easy task. However, if there is a leak, whether a burst pipe or other cause, then you may need to recruit the assistance of a water damage restoration specialist.
In this article, we discuss ways to remove the water from your home, alongside when you should work with the professionals.
Remove the water if possible
To start with, if possible, you should begin removing the water. If the damage isn’t that bad and the water isn’t too deep, then you might be able to remove this manually.
If the water is deep, however, then you may require a few additional tools to get the job done safely.
A pump may be required
If your house was flooded and the damage is pretty severe, a pump may be required to remove the water.
Despite this, finding a water pump can often be a challenge in itself. This is why we always recommend working with a professional.
You may be able to borrow one from a friend (if they somehow happen to have one lying around), but if not, your best bet is wet-vacuuming.
Wet-vacuuming and airdrying the property
Unlike the use of a pump which is often hard to come by, wet vacuums are becoming more and more accessible.
A wet vacuum can safely suck up water, allowing you to get the last drips and minor floods. However, a wet vacuum is not to be used on a flooded house – it’s for the final cleanup.
Alongside using a wet vacuum, you’re going to need to airdry the property. This can be as simple as opening all doors, windows, and vents.
There is also more fancy kit available, some of which you may need if the water damage is severe.
Sometimes, it’s best to leave it to the pros, especially when your house is flooded
Finally, if your house is flooded, sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Contact the Jacob’s Ladder water damage restoration experts today – we promise, you won’t regret it.
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