3 Tips To Help Deal With Sediment And Standing Water In Your Home

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If your home has been flooded, there are many problems that you will have to deal with. You will need to do restoration, which can include doing repairs and cleaning the interior of your home. Before you can get started with your flood damage restoration, you may need to deal with a standing water and sediment problem in the lower areas of your home. Here are some tips to help you deal with these issues to get started restoring your home after a flood:

1. Using A Pump And Hoses To Get Large Amounts Of Water Out

Using a pump and hoses is the easiest way to get any large amounts of water out of your home. This can be done with any type of pump you have available. If you have an above-ground pool, take the pump and hoses from it to use. A submersible pump is the best solution, but not something that you can find in every home. If you want to have a larger pump to get the job done right, contact a tool rental or water damage restoration service and ask them about renting the equipment you need.

2. Sucking Up What Is Left Of Water With A Shop Vacuum

You may also have water that a pump cannot get all the small puddles. To clean up the smaller standing puddles, use a shop vacuum (also called a wet/dry vacuum). These vacuums can be used for many different cleaning tasks around the home and can be a good investment to have in your home for these types of emergencies. In addition to sucking up the water, it can also help clean up debris like dirt and sediment that has entered your home. To increase the capacity of your vacuum, find a barrel that the vacuum mechanism will fit on. Alternatively, you can rent commercial wet/dry vacuums to get the job done.

3. Using A Squeegee Or Rubber Broom To Sweep Out The Muddy Mess

Getting large amounts of sediment that is dense, moist and muddy can be challenging to do with a vacuum alone. To get this debris out, use a large squeegee or rubber broom, like the ones used to clean glass, but larger. In the cleaning aisle of many stores, you can find rubber brooms like this that can be used to easily clean up the muddy mess. Once you have the majority of debris out, you can use the vacuum to do the final bit of cleaning that is left.

These are some tips to help you deal with a standing water problem in your home. Getting the water out of your home is the first step in recovering from a flood. You can contact a water damage restoration service to help you get started with these repairs for your home.

For water damage repair, contact a company such as Complete Restoration Services.


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