chattanooga home water damage

How To Handle Water Damage

Flooding is a miserable event to experience and Chattanooga seems to love rain. Hopefully, you will never have to deal with it but Unfortunately, it is entirely possible and even likely that you will see some form of flooding at some point in your life.

With that said, knowing how to handle things after a flood (no matter how minor) is important. The stress of seeing inches or feet of water in your home is heartbreaking and anxiety-inducing.

We have a few tips that will help you move forward and allow you to return to normal life after a plumbing disaster.

Begin Cleaning Up

Cleaning up your home after a flood is going to be a long and arduous process. The first thing you need to start going is removing water. The water removal process can begin with either a pump or by using towels. Once the water is gone, you will have to note any damage to floors, drywall, furniture, toilets, tubs, and lower cabinets.

Depending on the extent of the water damage, everything may have to be replaced or only a few things repaired. It is definitely important to have your bathroom fixtures inspected to ensure that no water has remained behind, allowing for mold growth.

Repair The Air

While repairing your home and the damage caused by the water, drywall will need to be cut out and replaced, walls repainted, and floors may need to be resealed.

All of these will create dust particles and fumes from chemicals. An air scrubber will help eliminate this allow your family to breathe easier. Scrubbers do make the air smell better but it is because of the elimination of contaminants, not the use of fragrance.