Bathrooms have a lot of water to flow around between sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs. Indeed, flooding is very likely to happen. Since bathrooms are often located on upper levels, flooding frequently has an impact on other portions of your house which makes the situation worse. We have seen quite a few flooded bathrooms in our work as Davis County cleanup specialists, so we came up with a list of the seven best ideas.
1. Immediately cut off the water supply on your property
In a state of confusion, it’s simple to overlook this measure. Your first course of action might be to drain the flooded area or stop the flow of water. All of this, though, will be completely useless if the water source is left open.
2. Safeguard any electronics from the vicinity
We all know that power and water should not interact. The last thing you need while battling a flood is electrical interference. Make sure to shut off all of the plug sockets around the bathroom and the flooded area, and take any electronic equipment to a dry spot.
3. Address the flood’s underlying cause
Track down the root cause of the flooding and fix it once you are able to do so safely. If there is congestion in the drain or toilet, clean it out or cut the line off at the blockage. But keep in mind that not every plumbing problem has an instant fix. In order to avoid problems in the future, you might periodically need to hire a local plumber to wrap up the job for you.
4. Document all damage for insurance purposes
You should record every bit of damage with photo and video proof if your insurance coverage includes flood damage. By doing so, you will fulfill your obligation to the provider and present them with the data they require to process your claim fast and efficiently.
5. Get rid of any standing water
You should first remove any moveable objects from the flooded area. Transfer any cabinets, rugs, or other bathroom fixtures, such as scales or garbage cans, to another spot so they can dry. When the area is dry, remove any standing water. You can always call a Utah flood cleanup specialist to remove standing water from your bathroom if the cleanup seems too laborious.
6. Air out and dehumidify the space
To get rid of the leftover dampness in the space, open each window and set in a dehumidifier. Now is the moment to look for any indications of seepage, softness, or potential mold growth in the skirting boards, flooring, and walls. Everything that has been soaked may need to be removed and replaced, especially weakening walls or floorboards.
7. Disinfect and return to normal
Replace rugs and towels that have absorbed dirt or other materials, and disinfect any places that have been exposed to water to stop the formation of mold and germs. You can put everything back in its proper place after disinfecting it all.
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