If your house is not covered by your insurance for any flooding, you have the option of doing it yourself or calling a cleanup service company to do the task of doing the flood cleanup. In case you may not have save enough money and short of cash to pay the cleanup service company, then the only option left for you is to do the task yourself.
In doing a do-it-yourself flood cleanup, there are two main issues you should observe. Following these three concerns will give you an excellent result of cleanup. Many are doing this kind of task but the most important thing you should remember is that right information and right guide can ease yourself from this rather tiresome tasks.
In a flood cleanup, two points should be considered: protection for your self to ensure your health and safety and knowledge of hazardous materials you will surely stumble during the process.
What protection means here is the protection for your body once your are already on your way cleaning the flood in your house, particularly the basement. It is important to know that there are many contaminant particles pervading the air in your house brought about by the flood. They are bacteria, chemicals, mold and mildew. It is proper if you wear dusk mask to protect you from these hazards. It is also advisable to wear goggles to protect your eyes. Ear muffs or earplugs if you are going to use vacuums and other motors to seep out the water. And lastly, an overall cloth will not hurt you in protecting yourself when you plod in the flood water.
There are many hazards that you will surely stumble on the cleaning up the flood in your house. One of these is spilled over containers that contain unknown and undetermined chemicals. There may be broken glass underneath the flood water so you must plod on the water with protective shoes for your feet. More than this, you should be wary of fertilizers and pesticides that might have mixed up in the flood water during the flood proper. They may pose as harmful for your health and safety. Another thing is the industrial chemicals. Your basement for sure is your storage space for any chemicals you use for your home. If you do not keep these mentioned chemical hazards inside your home, consider then that the flood may have drifted these from your neighbor so you should still consider this possibility.