Record rain produced dangerous flash floods that swamped freeways and residential areas. Two people died in southern Arizona after being trapped in flood waters, over one hundred people were evacuated in Mesa and Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency, urging non-essential state employees to stay home Monday.
When your house floods, water can wreak havoc on the structure of the house, your personal belongings, and the health of the inside environment. You have 24 to 36 hours to clean up a flooded home before bacteria and mold develop. Here are some ways to mitigate the damage yourself.
The good news is that the sooner you get started, the better chance you have of preventing an unhealthy environment!
The National Center for Healthy Housing recommends tossing the following items if they look or smell moldy or they've been underwater:
Additional Tips On What To Do:
Important warnings on water damage:
Contact a professional fire and water restoration company that has extensive experience in restoring commercial and residential to their original condition as quickly as possible. Notify your insurance company if you’re making a claim. Your insurance company writes a scope to repair the damages resulting from the water loss. It’s now time to put your house back together :)
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