When you were a kid, did you love Mickey Mouse? I did. One of my all time favorite stories is that of the Sorcerers Apprentice. In this Walt Disney classic version, a sorcerer takes Mickey Mouse on as an apprentice. He teaches him a few magic spells. At one point in the story, the Sorcerer tells Mickey to clean up, but not to use magic, for fear that it will make things worse. After the sorcerer leaves, Mickey gets annoyed that he has to clean up by himself. He decides that he is going to use a magic spell to make the brooms and mops do the work for him. He falls asleep and things get out of hand. Water starts to fill up the dish sinks and spills onto the floor. Mickey wakes to find the furniture floating away- and himself! He calls out to the sorcerer for help and the sorcerer immediately fixes the problem.
Similar to Mickey, we all find ourselves in sticky situations. It seems that no matter the problem, we want to fix it ourselves! This is true when we hit hard situations like flood damage. This type of event seems to come out when we least expect it- like Mickey when he fell asleep. It almost seems like magic- one minute you are enjoying a lovely evening listening to a beautiful storm- and the next, you are panicking when you find out that your basement has flooded.
My advice to you would be to not be like Mickey and attempt to do it ALL yourself. Here is why: standing water can be dangerous to not only you and your family, but it can ruin the structure of your home as well. However, there are a few things you can do while you wait for help to come.
It is important that you call professionals- like Mickey did with the sorcerer. There are professionals all over the Layton, Utah area- especially those at Swift Restoration and Remodeling. Our flood damage cleanup technicians are like the sorcerer- they have had tons of practice and experience when it comes to the cleanup of flood damage. Even though you will be able to help out a little bit, it is vital that they come and do the heavy lifting. Because of their experience, they will have the correct equipment and tools needed to complete the cleaning process.
As the saying goes, ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’