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Getting back to normal after a flood can take a long time and lots of money. It depends on how dangerous the water is, how much is on your property, how long it has been there, and the damage it has caused.
Finding cleaners is a huge task. Don’t worry we are to help you. ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that provides flood and water damage remediation services. Its technicians can assist you, from removing excess water and drying out the property to getting rid of mould. They are available 365 days a year, 24/7.
Keep reading to find out what it takes to clean up your property.
How long does it take to clean up a flood?
Call in the professionals
Professional cleaning company can help you if you have suffered from flood damage. They use specialist equipment to restore the premises to a safe environment.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians can be on-site within the hour in cases of emergency to help you. Its dedicated support team will be here to answer any of your questions throughout the process.
Dry the walls
Walls must be thoroughly dried from the inside out. Some material may also need to be removed, like insulation, to help dry out the wall faster or if it has been contaminated.
This should be left to the professionals who will have the tools to treat this, and they can more efficiently get rid of excess moisture. Fail to remove all the dampness, and you could be risking a mould problem in the future.
Throw out contaminated belongings
A lot of flood water is very dangerous to be exposed to. Rivers, for example, often contain bacteria and contaminants, and overflowing sewers release wastewater full of pathogens. Water that is leaking from backed-up drains and toilets in your home can also be hazardous.
Any items that come in contact with these types of water, including carpets and furniture, should be discarded. They will need to be disposed of by professionals according to local regulations if contaminated by sewage. Professional cleaners, like ICE Cleaning’s teams, are fully qualified to take care of removal and disposal for you.
Clean the floors and surfaces
To ensure you remove all the bacteria brought in by the flood, you will require a large amount of specialist cleaning products and tools. You will also need personal protective equipment to keep you safe from exposure to any contaminated water.
Only technicians should attempt this as they have the gear and experience to sanitise the affected surfaces safely and thoroughly.
Air out your home
The final stage typically takes the longest. Depending on the building materials, it can take several months before your property is fully dried out.
This could be as simple as making sure your home is well-ventilated (i.e., all the windows are opened regularly), and turning up the heating to 20-22 degrees Celsius. A humidifier should help remove any moist air from your home, too.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians can restore your home to a safe condition, cleaning the property efficiently. They are flood and water damage specialists that can dry and deep clean your home, wherever it is in the UK.