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Flood Guide Auckland

For help phone the professionals at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Drying Services Over three decades located in West Auckland, East, South Auckland North Shore, Hibiscus Coast.

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Flood Tips

Implement caution when first entering your home

In case there is still standing water, it is practical to wear rubber boots and gloves. Switch the electricity off at the breaker box and get all electrical appliances and extension cords up on higher ground dry them out. Be sure your home is structurally safe, which means looking out for broken sharp objects on the floor and anything you might trip over.

Boil all drinking water or use bottled water

All drinking water ought to be either boiled, put through a water purifier or use bottled water. Areas that are dry but have been exposed to sewage should be thoroughly washed down using a solution of household bleach and water. We suggest a 25% bleach to water solution.

When in doubt, throw it away

Toss out all water damaged rugs, particleboard furniture, mattresses, suitcases, food, even photographs and books, and adhere to your local authority guidelines for disposal. A lot of electrical appliances will not survive if they have been submerged in water. Dishwashers, refrigerators and vacuum cleaners are less expensive to replace than repair. Make use of rubber gloves and mask when cleaning loose debris so as not to inhale any toxic particles.

Wash and dry carpet everything as much as possible

This includes water-soaked bedding, towels, drapes, cushions, and clothing using the hot sanitizing cycle on your washing machine. Dry clean heat-sensitive textiles. Put dishes through the dishwasher on a warm period.

Get rid of the remaining water and dehumidify damp areas

Clean up the last standing water with a portable submersible sump pump and a wet-dry vac. Then use high capacity, low-temperature dehumidifier to take care of the rest. An auxiliary or built-in pump makes this task a lot easier. It is important to open windows and ventilate rather than turn on the heat high [about 50°F] in the house or use fans, which is an invitation to grow mould spores and spread them around the house. Do not try to dry out the home too hurriedly, because if you do it will cause wood floors to warp and buckle.

Clean all surfaces thoroughly

Wash down all surfaces, such as walls, cabinets, basement floors including those which were not in direct flood contact with your bleach solution. Then wipe down with clear water. Using a vapour steam cleaner on all surfaces to disinfect is an even better solution.

Check for interior and structural damage

Remove drywall up to and 2 feet above flood levels on walls and remove all insulation that came in contact with floodwaters. It is imperative to do this if you want to avoid future mould problems. We have heard too many horror stories from people whose houses became infested with toxic mould – so it is not worth taking a chance and skipping this step. Replace hardwood flooring, especially sub-flooring if this has been soaked. Keep ventilating with fresh air until the house is arid. Has the ductwork professionally cleaned after the house has dried out?

Inspect your electrical and plumbing systems

Have an HVAC professional inspect your electrical systems and appliances. Replace all filters and switches. Check your furnace, as burnout of the motor may be imminent. Be sure your plumbing and toilet facilities are working.

If it is safe to do so, turn off all the circuit breakers supplying electricity to wet areas. Remove any small electrical devices from these areas.

To further minimize any damages, avoid walking on the wet carpet any more than necessary.

Remove any smaller furnishings from carpet, and place aluminium foil under legs. This helps to prevent rust or furniture stains, which consequently, may become permanent.

Hang draperies and pin-up furniture skirts to avoid contact with wet floors, helping to prevent watermarks.

Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Drying Services

Call the Experts Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet. Over 33 years of servicing South Auckland Central City CBD, North Shore, East, West Auckland, and Hibiscus Coast on 0800 783-266.

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For help phone the professionals at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Drying Services Over three decades located in West Auckland, East, South Auckland North Shore, Hibiscus Coast.

Auckland Central   09 3767007

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