Dehumidification >> Flood Damage

After a flood has come through your area flooding your house, be patient and allow your Flood Damage walls ceilings and floors to thoroughly dry for at least a couple of weeks. If you try to repaint or hang wallpaper before proper drying is completed the mildew and mold will continue to grow. The members of your family that have allergies will suffer from the result of being too impatient. Getting all of the moisture out is the key.

  1. Removing all of the water as soon as possible by taking your water soaked furnishings outside if possible. By using a wet/dry shop VAC begin extracting all of the water, the next step is to remove the moisture that has absorbed into the drywall, wood and other materials. Now you can begin the Flood Damage process, with weather permitting open all of your windows and doors this will help to reduce the moisture and rid your house and any others. If the outside air becomes too humid that you will need to close your doors and windows, also if the overnight temperatures begin to drop moist air may be drawn inside.
  2.  If your windows are swelled tight from too much Flood Damage you may need to remove the sash and take off any window strips. The same with the wooden doors, the wood, as it gets wet will begin to swell, causing it to jam. If this happens the door will need to be removed by tapping out the hinge pins using an awl and a hammer. Make sure all electricity to the Flood Damage rooms have been disconnected, if you have electric equipment such as the dehumidifier, you'll have to run a cord from an external power source like a generator.
  3. If it is safe, turning on your air-conditioner will draw all the extra moisture out as condensation, this will also help in the Flood Damage. Rent a dehumidifier and if at all possible get a commercial unit as these can remove at least 3 to 4 times more water than the homeowner models. If you're going to use dehumidifiers be sure to shut all of the windows and doors. If your home has sustained major Flood Damage, you should probably consider hiring a professional water restoration company. If enough equipment is used your home could be dried in less than a week using desiccants, high velocity air movers and commercial dehumidifiers.
  4. How to properly clean your Flood Damage walls and ceilings is to first wash out any mud and other debris as quickly as possible using a mop, a cloth or sponge and a mixture of 1 cup of bleach to 5 gallons of water. Start by washing the ceiling and then from the top of the wall work your way down, this will kill any mold bacteria. If any paneling has gotten wet if it is allowed to dry slowly it may be salvageable, but usually the water that is trapped behind the paneling will begin to grow mold.

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Structural Drying Log

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