A Description of Typical House Flood Damages and Cleanup Requirements: When your house floods, the water can wreak havoc on the structure of the house, your personal belongings, and the health of the inside environment. Flood waters contain many contaminants and lots of mud. High dollar items can get ruined all at once, even with just an inch of water, for example: carpeting, wallboard, appliances, and furniture. A more severe storm or deeper flood may add damage to even more expensive systems, like: ducts, the heater and air conditioner, roofing, private sewage and well systems, utilities, and the foundation. After a flood, cleaning up is a long and hard process. Here is a list of common techniques for sanitizing and cleaning flooded items: * First things first: call your insurance agent. If your insurance covers the damage, your agent will tell you when an adjuster will contact you. List damage and take photos or videotape as you clean. You'll need complete records for insurance claims, applications for disaster assistance and income tax deductions. *
we helped them to Shovel out as much mud as possible, then we used a garden sprayer or hose to wash away mud from hard surfaces. * We Scrubed surfaces with hot water and a heavy-duty cleaner. Then disinfected with a solution of 1/4 cup chlorine bleach per gallon of water or a product that is labeled as a disinfectant to kill germs. * In the kitchen-
* We Immersed glass, porcelain, china, plastic dinnerware and enamelware for 10 minutes in a disinfecting solution of 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach per gallon of hot water. Air-dry dishes. Do not use a towel. * Furniture and household items-
* We took out furniture, rugs, bedding and clothing outside to dry as soon as possible.we used an air conditioner or dehumidifier to remove moisture or open at least two windows to ventilate with outdoor air and used fans to circulate air in the house. If mold and mildew have already developed,...
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