How do I clean up after a flood?

Flood damage occurs throughout Columbus, Ohio on a regular basis. Within hours, mold can quickly escalate the amount of damage to your home and personal property.

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When water and flood damage occurs, mnutes count and the cleanup of flood water should begin right away.

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Floods happen due to a varity of reasons such as water line breaks, sump pump backups and heavy rain.

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SAFETY FIRST! Never enter any type of water back up or flooding if there is a danger of electrical shock. If possible, turn off the power at the circut breaker. If not, contact a qualified electrician before entering the area.

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First Steps to Flood Damage Clean Up

Mold can form on buidling materials and personal possesions within hours of a water damage.

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SAFETY FIRST! Protect yourself. FEMA recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) before attempting to clean up flood water. Water proof boots, rubber or vinyl gloves, and a mask. Most of these materials are readily available at your local hardware store.

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First Steps to Flood Damage Clean Up

Personal possessions and property can wick moisture leading to long-term damage and mold.

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If possible. Remove or relocate as many of your personal possesions as possible. Placing foil and/or tupperware lids under the legs of furniture while help to prevent secondary damage. 

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First Steps to Flood Damage Clean Up

Water wieghs a little more than 8 pounds per gallon. Practice safety handling care when removing large amounts of water

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Remove the water. Using a wet/dry vacuum or sump pump, remove as much of the standing water as possible. Remove and discard water damaged carpet padding and any building materials that have absorbed flood water. 

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First Steps to Flood Damage Clean Up

When security is a concern, use air movers or fans to assist in air circulation.

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Provide Airflow. When and where possible, open the doors and windows to allow for air exchange. Often, adding a dehumidifier will greatly reduce the drying time of buidling materials and the possibilty of mold growth. 

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If the flooding or water damage is extensive or becomes overwhelming, the IICRC Master certified professionals at iDry Columbus is available to assist.

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