What to do to handle flood damage with or without power
- Photo document your property.
- Move items into the sun to dry out and kill mold.
- If carpets are wet, roll or cut them up, and remove them to keep the water out of the walls.
- Block up any furniture to get it away from wet surfaces.
- Buy a moisture sensor at Home Depot to track drying of structure.
- Remove Baseboards to speed drying of the walls.
What to do to handle flood damage with Power
- Rent a fogger from Home Depot and fog your house, business or car with a disinfectant or Concrobium mold control.
- Mold doesn’t like moving air, so fans help control it.
- Use your air conditioner as a dehumidifier.
- Buy a GT3000 air purifier and run it to kill and control mold during the dryout period.
- If you can rent dehumidifiers and air movers, it will speed the process.
- When you think it all dry, keep the equipment going 3 more days.
What to do to handle flood damage if you don’t have power or access to a generator
- Buy disinfectant and a pump up sprayer and treat floors, walls, ceilings, furniture and fabrics. (Wear protective clothes and a respirator.)
- Buy Calcium Cloride pellets (used for rock salt) 50 lbs bags and put in mesh bags and hang over plastic pails as dehumidifiers.
- Personal items and furniture can be treated with concrobium mold control. Kills mold and inhibits growth.
- Lay out tarps and move items into the sun for drying.
- If you have documents that are important, Look up companies that freeze dry them.
- Have professionals check your work.
PS keeping the windows and doors closed during the dryout allows quicker drying.