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Flood-Damaged Items Need to Be Restored or Replaced

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Be sure to call the professionals if you have flooding in you home!

Dealing with damaged floors, walls and ceiling is straightforward. There is nothing to restore so the damaged materials are torn out and sent to the dumpster. When it comes to content cleaning, non-porous objects can be cleaned and used again.

Porous objects that have been through a flood pose problems.

Anything Involving Fabric Is Porous

This includes bedding, window treatments, linens and upholstered furniture. The decision to restore these items needs to be made on a case-by-case basis.

Anything Wooden Is Considered Porous

Furniture, built-in hutches, cabinets, and doors would be considered porous. The finished surfaces may seem to be waterproof, but water, bacteria, and mold can get into the joints and enter the wood through the unfinished areas that meet the floor. Restoration of these items is questionable.

Electronics Would Be Considered Porous

Content cleaning is a challenge when it comes to electronics and appliances. They would be considered porous because water has easy access to the electrical and mechanical portions of the devices. If the devices were running when the floodwater reached them, it is likely that those devices cannot be restored.

Blackwater Simplifies the Decision to Discard or Restore Items

Some floods cause sewage to be forced from the sewers back into the home. This sewage is referred to as blackwater. It is an extreme health risk to both people and pets if they are exposed to it. When black water is a part of your problem, you should consider replacing more and restoring less.

The Clean up Needs to Start Right Away

The cause of your flood in Peoria, Arizonais not important. What is important is to repair the damage as quickly as possible to prevent mold and other problems. Only you can decide what is to be replaced and what is to be restored in the content cleaning process. However, local restoration experts can deal with all the other issues and bring things to a quick conclusion.

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