If you had plumbing problems that resulted in flooding, such as a burst plumbing pipe, this can result in a lot of damage inside your home. Because of this, it is important that you act promptly to get things restored or you can have even more damage. The first thing to do is take care of the plumbing problem and then get started on the restoration process by hiring a water damage restoration company. There are many steps they will take to get your home back to normal again.
When they arrive at your home, the contractor will remove everything they can that does not have water damage, such as furniture, clothing, and more. They will then deal with the flooding water. This is removed using large water vacuums to suck up the water into a container. If there is a lot of water the contractor may use a sump pump to get the water out.
Because the flood came from a bathroom there may be sewage. If so, the contractor must use special equipment to deal with this water as it can be dangerous.
Once the water is out and all items removed the contractor will inspect your home for damage. If the water is confined to one room this room will be first blocked off from the rest of the home. The contractor may have to remove carpeting if the carpet is water soaked. The floorboards below the carpet pad may be damaged and have to be removed.
The contractor may have to remove drywall to inspect the walls for water damage, remove cabinets hanging on walls, and much more. Whatever damage the water damage restoration company causes will be repaired either by them or another contractor.
Inspect for Mold
One thing that will grow easily wherever there is moisture is mold. Mold can be dangerous so the home water damage restoration company will inspect your home for mold and remove it if found. There are products they use to kill mold spores and clean the mold. There are also products they use on the moldy areas to prevent mold spores from coming back again.
If you have removable items with a lot of molds, you should throw these things away if the mold cannot be cleaned. You can breathe in mold spores and if so, they get into your lungs and cause respiratory problems.
A water damage restoration company will give you much more information on how they will help you.