Cleaning After Flood With Commercial Cleaning London Company
Unfortunately, disasters happen. You could be a victim of a major weather event that floods your whole town, or have a plumbing disaster where pipe leaks can flood your property. If your London property is faced with a flood disaster, be sure to follow a few crucial steps to mitigate damage and contact a city cleaning London service. You must act quickly to avoid mold growth by drying out the flooded areas under a 48 hour timeframe. A flooded property will need to be cleaned and dried out, along with anything that has been in contact with the water. A post-flood cleaning will prevent dangers of bacterial or viral growth, and the drying process will prevent mold issues.
Wear Protective Gear
Always ensure that proper protective gear is worn after flood damage. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests a well ventilated mask such as the N95 type, eye protection without holes, long pants and sleeves, as well as gloves. Keep your feet dry and safe from shock by wearing rubber boots.. Consult your physician if you have asthma, allergies or other respiratory problems prior to clean-up.
Remove the Water
After flooding, it is crucial to remove as much water as you can, as quickly as possible. A bucket is a trusty tool to carry water out, then use a wet/dry shop vac for the remainder. Any mud or debris remaining can be shoveled out to avoid crust build up. The flooded home will need to be fully dry from the inside out, so mark where the highest visible water line is and remove any drywall, plaster, paneling, wallpaper and insulation up to that point.
For quick response clean up after a flood event, contact MXMX Commercial Cleaning London for the commercial cleaning London property owners trust.