There are few things more inconvenient than your home flooding, except perhaps trying to take care of things after flooding.
On top of having to deal with all of your items that have been damaged, you also have to find a way to dry out your home, and fast. No one wants that water sitting for too long causing additional damage.
So what are some of the different ways to dry out your home after you’ve experienced a flood? Here are some of our go-to’s.
1. Clear Out
Before anything, you’ll want to clear the items out of your home, especially those larger things that have encountered some water damage. Getting them out in the sun after flooding will help them to dry out faster. It will also give you a better idea of what kind of damage you need to tackle inside your home, and whatever method you choose to dry it out, it will be made much easier without the barriers of possessions like furniture.
2. Pump Water
One option you have is using a sump pump. This involves using a submersible pump that moves the water out of the house, usually through a pipe or a hose. This is a great option if you have standing water. It can quickly move the excess water out of the house so that you can start to tackle some of the other damage caused by the water.
3. Powerful Fans
Increasing the air circulation in your home could also be a solution for the flooding. With smaller-scale flooding, simply opening the doors and windows can make a difference. But in cases where you need airflow that’s a bit more heavy-duty, it could be worth it to rent out some powerful fans to get the air circulating.
You may find that eliminating excess moisture in the air is a necessity for effectively drying out your home after a flood. Get a high-quality dehumidifier and let it work its magic. If you decide to go this route, you’ll want to be sure to keep all of your doors and windows closed, that way, you’re preventing more humidity from getting into the house.
5. Wet/Dry Shop Vacs
While not every shop vac is made to accommodate a home flooding, if you’re using the right kind, it could be just the thing to progress the drying out process in your flooded home. These can work wonders, especially with sucking the water out of your carpeting, potentially preventing the need to replace your flooring.
Contact Black Diamond Restoration
Finding the right solutions to dry out your home after flooding can feel overwhelming, but the process doesn’t have to be stressful. Here at Black Diamond Restoration, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality water damage restoration services to families and businesses in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Contact us today to get more information on how we can take the stress of flooding repairs off your plate!