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What is the Process of Flood Cleanup?

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After the cleanup of the standing water, the professionals at Swift Restoration and Remodeling in Layton will then call for everything to be dried completely. If the professionals find belongings that can be salvaged, those items will be set aside, so they can be cleaned, disinfected, and dried thoroughly. If personal belongings are not salvageable, the professionals will have no other choice but to toss out those items. Drywall most likely is damaged as well, and that will have to be cut out and have new drywall put in. If something is damaged and is not replaced, there is a high risk of microbial growth happening. If there is water on floors or walls, the professionals at Swift Restoration and Remodeling in Layton will use special equipment to get the water out.

All depending on the amount of damage and how bad the damage was, the drying process usually takes three to five days. Professional water restoration teams will use high-volume air movers and dehumidifiers in the drying process. While everything is drying, the technicians will eliminate all microbial threats with power fungicides. They will also clean and disinfect everything that came in contact with the water, using powerful detergents. After the cleaning process is through, there are no longer any health threats left, so the family can return to their home knowing that they are in a safe and healthy environment. Don’t let a flood ruin your home or give you and your family health risks.

Powerful Equipment Used by Restoration Technicians

The highly-equipped machines used by the Swift Restoration and Remodeling technicians include moisture meters, powerful vacuums, high volume air movers, heat injectors, pumping systems, a number of detergents specially formulated for destroying any type of fungi and other microbial threats, and dehumidifiers. The professionals also must wear highly protective equipment to remain free from harm while working in the area just in-case it is contaminated. 

Preventing a Flood

  • If you protect your pipes from cold weather, you can prevent frozen pipes that will eventually burst and cause a flood.
  • Check your gutters to make sure that there isn’t anything blocking the water from moving smoothly. Debris sometimes will block gutters.
  • Test your sump pumps often, so that you know they are working properly and won’t fail.
  • Make sure your sprinklers aren’t damaging the exterior walls and foundation of your home. Turning off your sprinkler system and draining the outside faucets before winter hits is a good idea. This will also protect you from having frozen pipes.
  • The downspouts need to extend no less than six feet away from your property.
  • Always check your basement drainage features and make sure they are clear, especially during and after a storm.
  • Shut off water supply while you aren’t home, like washing machines and dishwashers.
  • Inspect your showers and tubs.

Preventative measures can go a long way. If you suspect any type of water damage in your home from water damage, call Swift Restoration for a thorough inspection. A professional water restoration team will be able to help you locate and quickly restore any damage caused by misplaced water in your home.