You may be eager to find out what’s been damaged after a flood, but it’s important not to enter your home until you know it’s safe. This is especially important if you didn’t turn off your main power switch before evacuating due to flooding. Your local authorities should check your home and give you the go-ahead when it’s safe to enter.
Always wear proper attire and take certain precautions when cleaning your home after it has flooded. Wear heavy-duty gloves, a hard hat, waterproof attire and tall boots to protect yourself from harm and injury from hazards like contaminated water, broken glass, or mold. Make sure the building is structurally sound and isn’t in danger of buckling before you begin cleaning it out.
At first glance, it may seem like your home is irreparably damaged. However, as long as its foundation is still sound, it can be restored. You may have to throw out many of your belongings and start from scratch, but you can get your home back with a little work. A Houston interior designer and building contractor can help restore a flooded home better than it was before.
Once your home is restored and like new again, it’s time to get ready to move back in. But before you do, make sure your regular water supply has been officially declared safe by your local authorities. You should also make sure all your flood-contaminated belongings are either discarded or thoroughly cleaned and dried before you bring them back into your newly restored home.