When a home, business or apartment suffers a water damage situation there are many things the owner can do to begin repairing any destruction. Before entering a home or commercial building be sure the electrical power is shut off, exposed wires, any plugged devices in standing water could electrocute people. A respirator or mask should be worn at all times. USA Carpet & Emergency Water Removal also recommends wearing gloves and thick boots that can resist puncturing. If a family or commercial property acts fast enough clothing and furniture can be saved. Standing water after 24 hour is breeding ground for micro-organisms. Bacteria, viruses, and mold can become airborne and be inhaled, putting people and risk for lung disease. If there is a sewage in the floodwater this will exacerbate the growth of organisms. Even when the flooding is due to a fairly clean source of water, the growth of micro-organisms can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals especially infants and the elderly. This is a good checklist for water damaged homes in Chandler, AZ.
Your next step is to call USA CARPET CARE AND 24 HOUR FLOOD SERVICE, we are certified water restoration firm. We will use infra red imaging to locate all water damage area in your home. If furniture is to be moved we work directly with a pack out company that will safely transport your furniture out of the home. USA will extract all water remove any damaged drywall baseboards, tiles, etc. We will setup fans and de-humidifiers to speed up the drying and monitor drying daily to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.