Rebuilding After the Flood

Flooding has caused considerable damages all throughout the world and people have rebuilt after the flood damage no matter how devastating the floods had been.

Things are not as easy as they seem on the surface. The whole scenario of rebuilding after a flood depends on what kinds of water has entered the house. The white water flood is usually the one with clean water sweeping into the houses from a water line of some sort. This is clean water and creates dampness and a wet atmosphere. This can be cleaned up quickly once the water is removed. The mold start growing after 72 hours and should be taken care of right away. You can hire the professionals to take of this so you can rest assured that there will be no future problems with mold.

But there are cases when the water comes in contact with some foreign material and may gather dirt or other foreign matter. This kind of flood is gray water. You need to take care of the contamination as well as the dampness. You can hire the professionals to take care of this as well.

The worst kind of flood is when the water comes in contact with sewage or hazardous contaminants such as a toilet overflow or a sewage line back up. This is known as black water, which needs to be handled with utmost care. Usually you will be required to throw away whatever has come in contact with the water. Anything soft or perishable definitely goes out. A profesional company will know how to handle this type of flood.

If black water enters the drywall in the house it needs to be cut out and replaced. For this you will need to cut the wall a minimum 12 inches above the highest point of water level. The studs in the wall also need to be disinfected, cleaned and dried. This will need to be done with the cupboards as well.

Rebuilding after a flood is required most in case of wood furniture, wood flooring, cupboards etc… Wood is usually what tends to be most prone to complete loss when it comes to water. The doorframes and any wood surface are surely destroyed by the flood water. Rebuilding after a flood usually begins after the water has been removed and the area has been dried out. If the water has set a little longer then the baseboards will need to be replaced as they may be water logged. Tile floor will need to be replaced as well. In most of the cases carpets are usually ruined.

So when you start rebuilding after a floods just call a professional company who can do the job from drying to rebuilding, and get your life back to normal.