Flood Damage Cleanup

Steps after a Flood to your House

After a flood, most homeowners are worried about getting their house back to looking good. They think more about redecorating the space than restoring damage. But it’s not just a matter of cleaning up the water, re-painting and replacing some carpet. Your first priority should be to make sure that your home is safe.

Water damage creates the perfect environment for mold and poor indoor air quality, causing hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes. If your post-flood restoration isn’t done properly the contamination from bacteria or mold caused by water damage can affect your family’s health, not to mention your home’s structure.

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Common Household Mold Tips

Contact Able Builders, Inc for Common Household Mold Tips including:

  • Cleaning and vacuuming your house regularly
  • Fixing water leaks in pipes or your roof
  • Increasing air circulation inside your home
  • Using a dehumidifier when it’s more humid
  • Use exhaust fans in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry room
  • Keep carpet and other fabrics as dry as possible
  • Insulate and provide ventilation in your attic & crawl spaces

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Signs of a Water Leak Behind the Walls

There are many potential causes of water damage in your home.  Some sources of water damage, such as floods, burst pipes, and sewage backups, are obvious and homeowners notice them right away.  However, there are some sources of water damage that are much more difficult to detect such as water leaks behind walls.  Homeowners typically do not notice hidden leaks until they have already caused a considerable amount of damage.

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Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

    

   

There’s no better way to spend Easter Sunday than on stunning Clearwater Beach (TripAdvisor’s #1 Beach in the USA!) where one of the country’s biggest and best sand sculpting festivals will take place. Artists will work their magic on 1,000 tons of sand to go with this year’s theme, “Sea the World, a Journey Around the Globe.” To celebrate Easter, bring the family to join in the fun of a free Sand Sculpting Competition at 2 p.m. Spend your holiday with some fun-in-the-sun from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.