No homeowner wants to deal with the aftermath of a flood and not only because of the time, energy and effort required to put things in order again. The costs of cleanup can be overwhelming especially without home insurance.
Fortunately, there’s no need to spend more time, energy and effort on post-flood cleanup than you want, thanks to the professional cleaning services of Sears Home Services! Don’t be afraid about the costs either as you will find that these are reasonable, if not give great value for the money.
Why Call for the Professionals
Of course, you can undertake a do-it-yourself post-flood clean-up but your results will most likely not be as excellent as a professional job. This is because you don’t have the right knowledge and skills as well as supplies and equipment for the job. You may be able to salvage a few carpets and rugs but these may still have mold patches.
DIY clean-ups are suitable for minor spills and stains obviously but not so for major issues like a flood. There’s also the matter of structural integrity of your home in question after a flood, which can damage its foundation and framing, among others. Yu may think that the foundation is still okay but it may likely not be after being submerged for several hours.
What Happens When the Professionals Arrive
Be sure to call the professionals as soon as possible, preferably when the floodwaters have receded enough to enter your home safely. You can accompany them as they make their inspection, aside from conducting the pre-inspection instructions they have provided. These instructions can minimize the flood-related damage before the professionals step in.
When they arrive in your home, they will perform these steps:
- Conduct an initial assessment of the damage so that an action plan can be formulated.
- Provide a cost estimate for the job, which you may or may not agree to. You can compromise on the cost but you have to remember that quality comes with a price.
- Start work on the clean-up, if both parties agree on the timetable and cost.
The clean-up work itself consists of several steps that will restore the salvageable wood, furniture and furnishings to their pre-flood condition. The steps are designed to remove excess water, dirt and grime; kill the pathogens including bacteria, virus and parasites; and dry the items using tools like dryers and dehumidifiers.
After the technicians are done with the job, your home will be one step closer to becoming livable again! That’s the most important aspect of hiring the professionals for the job.