Home Damaged By A Flood? Hire A Damage Contractor To Remove Water And Repair Your Flooring


If you had a flood in your area and your home is flooded, you can still get it back to the way it was. One way to do this is to hire a damage contractor. They can hire the right people to remove the water so the contractor can then start their job of repairing the damage, such as the flooring in your home. Below is more information about this so you can move back in:

Remove Water

The first thing you should do is to get all water out of the home. The damage contractor may hire a company that specializes in this. This company can also remove furniture and anything else that has water damage.  Depending on how badly your furniture is damaged, you may have to replace some or all of it. Removing the water is also important because mold and mildew will quickly start growing inside your home and this is very dangerous for you and your family.

Large industrial fans will be set up throughout your home to help dry it out faster. The company uses industrial water suction machines to suck the water out of the flooring.

Repair Flooring

If there is obvious damage to your flooring, the damage contractor will rip the flooring out and inspect the floor boards beneath it. If the floor boards are in good condition this will be less expensive for you.

If you have carpeting and it stays wet for a long length of time, you should replace it. This is because of the mold and mildew. The contractor can help you choose carpeting that you would like. You may also want to consider replacing the carpeting with wood flooring.

If the damage is to your kitchen flooring, how the contractor inspects it depends on the type of flooring you have. For example, if you have ceramic tiles installed in your kitchen, the contractor can remove tiles in a different area to check for wetness and water damage.

If you have linoleum that is in one piece, the contractor can lift it up in different areas to inspect the floor. If there is no water damage, the contractor may be able to lay the linoleum back down and reattach it.

The contractor will also look in your crawl space or basement for water damage. If any damage is found here, this is a big sign that you have severe damage to the flooring throughout your home.

Talk with the damage contractor about this information and they can answer any questions you may have. Contact a company like First General Services for more information and assistance. 


11 August 2017

Making Things Right Again

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