After your home or business has sustained flooding, you will need to call a flood damage repair specialist as soon as possible. These specialists can minimise the damage sustained from flooding as they dry your home and sanitise it after flooding has caused contamination. Public Loss Assessor can put you in touch with flood restoration specialists many of whom are British Damage Management Association (BDMA) qualified, so they can restore your home to pre-loss conditions after flooding occurs.
Our recommended experts can first trace the source of water, if it has resulted from a leak and then stop any more water from flooding into the building by stopping the flow at the source. This is done before any restoration work is done so the water does not return. Water can encourage the growth of bacteria and mould, as well as damage electrical circuits and cause swelling on the walls that lead to cracks within the walls. Therefore, it is important that first the water flow is cut off.
Then, the flood damage repair process can begin. Using expert equipment, these flood restoration specialists will dry all materials in the property. The air will then be dried using large extractor fans that can eliminate any remaining water vapour which would cause the problems to arise again. For home properties, The recommended flood damage repair specialists will have to perform content manipulation to move your furniture away from the contaminated area for full sanitisation and drying.
After drying the property, they can then determine materials in the home that are most at risk for fungal growth and fostering bacteria. These materials will then be removed from the property and thoroughly sanitised, especially if they have absorbed more water than can be seen on the surface of the material. Electrical appliances are also more susceptible to damage and you can be compensated for these goods if they are irreparably damaged.
These flood restoration companies will always dry all affected materials to the moisture content levels advised by the British Standard, as well as ensuring the immediate and surrounding area has been restored to the pre-loss condition. Once this has been done, a certificate of dryness will be issued to fully certify that the restoration work done was to a high standard and adheres to all standards of health and safety.
If you have been affected by flooding and need flood restoration after your home or business has been affected by flooding, contact Public Loss Assessors who will also ensure that they will manage your insurance claim through its entirety.