Emergency Flood Cleanup Services in Sydney
What you need to know about emergency flood cleanup
Coming home to a flooded house or apartment, or arriving at the office to see that a pipe has burst and the desks are swimming in water is never a planned event. Having an emergency flood cleanup plan in place is a good idea, because what you do in the first 24 hours is critical to minimising the damage bill and risk of mould growth. A good emergency flood cleanup plan should look like this:
- Avoid any further risks
If the flood is caused inside the house (i.e. a plumbing incident or similar), turn the main source of the water off to the premises. If it’s significant enough to threaten power cords or outlets, turn the power off too. If the flood is external (storm or river flood), thoroughly inspect the affected area and look for structural damage that might be a threat beyond the water itself. Only when you’re sure that the foundations are not at risk should you return to the property.
- Call a cleanup expert
Before you do anything yourself, you should get the experts on site as quickly as possible. A call to Mr. Flood about the emergency will have someone on site to begin the assessment and cleanup within an hour.
- Remove the water and begin the drying process
Once the initial engagement with Mr Flood has occurred it’s time to start removing the water from the environment. The Mr. Flood technician will have all the tools to do this and will have suitable equipment available to promote the drying process to prevent the onset of mould and other bacteria.
Key to the emergency flood cleanup process is to stay calm and be methodical in your approach – not only will this help mitigate the damage, but it will give the insurers fewer areas to contest. The good news is, in ringing Mr. Flood, you gain access to the expertise required to make the cleanup process as smooth and efficient as possible.