After the flood water is gone, it’s time to clean up and prepare.
Once the area is dry, it’s time to disinfect. Homeowners don’t have to use anything too toxic. Any general cleaner that kills bacteria, germs and viruses will suffice. Clean all surfaces, the floor, walls, appliances that survived and any boxes or furniture that was sitting in flood waters that you are keeping. We can advise you on what you can do and what you should leave up to the professionals.
PREVENT MOULD GROWTH
For additional peace of mind and safety to prevent mould growth, once the affected area is dry from the disinfection process, RC White can use an anti-mould product on surfaces like Concrobrium to discourage bacteria from flourishing. (http://www.concrobium.com/products/concrobium-mold-control/)
Going through a flood is a life-altering experience. It can cost a homeowner money and emotion to cope with the ordeal. During the rebuilding process as new drywall is being installed, homeowners may want to take steps to prevent the next flood, if possible. You may not be able to stop the next storm from flooding the area, but you can install devices that can protect your home from flood waters.
Contact Rick White if you need help with restoration.