Restoration water-damaged areas require some skills and right products to use to thoroughly dry it out and avoid further damage into the affected area. If you don’t want to call a professional in cleaning your water-damaged basement, you could do it by yourself, but there are some factors that you need to consider first. Here are some money-saving tips when it comes to cleaning water-damaged areas.
Prioritize your safety
Before you start cleaning, you should think about your safety during the process of restoration. You might want to wear some personal protective equipment such as masks, boots, and gloves. There are lots of hazardous risks that can cause serious injuries while you are cleaning the affected area.
Moved away all items that had been damaged
All items that had been damaged by the water should be moved out of the basement so that it cannot interfere you while you are cleaning. It will also make your job easier and faster. All damaged personal items can consume most of your time, but if you wanted to save money by calling some professionals to do it for you, you might want to start moving it out on your own.
Thoroughly dry out your basement
If the water is too great for you to remove it all by yourself, you should consider seeking help from the professionals. But if you can, you should remove it by your own so that you could thoroughly dry out your basement. Use a vacuum in sucking the water out of our basement and even if it would cost you half a day to finish the work, it’d be great because you can reduce expenses and you’ll also prevent further damage into your basement by acting on it as soon as possible.
Aside from cleaning, you should also disinfect. All water-damaged items should be removed and disinfected to prevent the growth of bacteria and molds. As much as possible, avoid using bleach solutions in disinfecting your items. There’s a lot of eco-friendly products that you could use in disinfecting and make sure that you thoroughly read the label on the product and always wear some protective gloves before you start using it.
Start the drying process as much as possible
Normally, after 48 hours of being damaged by water, the bacteria and molds will start on forming. To prevent it from happening because it can eventually worsen your problem, you should start drying the place as soon as possible.
There is professional equipment that companies use in fastening the drying process of your water-damaged basement. You don’t have to purchase it, though; you can use some dehumidifier and also scatter some electric fans around the basement to quicken the drying process. The water granules will get into the air through the process of evaporation and have a dehumidifier will also help you in removing the humidity in the air inside your basement.
For more tips on Flood restoration problem at your home better ask the experts and have some ideas on how to clean those on your own.