It’s been a wet, snowy winter, and forecasters are talking about a soggy spring.  The Braintree area has seen some pretty significant weather this year and the thought of the spring thaw has some homeowners nervous.  When there’s lots of water flowing around, you can have problems: water in basements, leaking roofs, even localized flooding.  What should you do after you’ve had a flood (small or large!)

Step One: Don’t Panic!

Being faced with the damage caused by a flood event can be very overwhelming.  There’s a lot to think about and figure out, while your emotions are on a roller-coaster course caused by the upset and shock of a flood.  Recognize that you will have an emotional reaction to what’s going on, as will the people who live with and around you.  Remember that there is help available: professional disaster recovery specialists know how to help families recover from even the most extreme flood event.

Step Two: Braintree Water Mitigation Services

Water damage worsens minute by minute.  The longer your home is exposed to or is submerged in water, the more significant the damage can be.  Calling in your Braintree disaster remediation team right away is an essential first step for success.

Water pump-out services remove standing water from your home. Flooded basements can be an especially dangerous environment: never enter a flooded basement on your own! Once all of the water has been removed, high powered fans and specialized equipment are used to dry every inch of your space. This is essential before carpet cleaning can begin. Even upholstered furniture that has been exposed to the flood waters may be salvagable. Every item reclaimed from the flood waters is an item you don’t have to replace!

One of the biggest hazards associated with flooding occurs after the waters have receded. Mold and mildew are both powerful environmental allergens: many people become sick upon being exposed to mold and mildew. Having anti-microbial treatments applied to the carpets helps eliminate that hazard.