ServiceMaster Absolute provides flood damage repair throughout the Chula Vista, CA area.

Floods can happen for any number of reasons, including broken or clogged pipes. Calling for water damage restoration services in your Chula Vista, CA home is the first thing that will set you on the path to saving your home or business from flood damage. If disaster hits and your building floods, call ServiceMaster Absolute for flood damage restoration services.

What can you do before the professionals arrive? There are a number of steps you should take to save your possessions from immediate flood damage harm:

Mud: As soon as safely possible, shovel out and hose off all the mud you can before the mud dries and cakes to your belongings.

Clean and Disinfect: Make sure the electricity is turned off in your building before attempting this. Cleaning all reachable surfaces with disinfectant will stop your building from becoming a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. Our flood damage restoration services will also be equipped to disinfect your building.

Furniture and Bedding: Take all cloth and wooden items out of the house to air dry as quickly as possible. If it’s raining or humid outside, place your furniture and bedding in a room that has been dried out as much as possible with a running dehumidifier. Most upholstered furniture will be beyond saving if flood damage is extensive, but wooden furniture can often be restored and bedding washed. All mattresses should be thrown away.

Ventilate: Start the drying process as quickly as possible. Open windows and keep fans or dehumidifiers running throughout your house. The continuous movement of dehumidified air flowing through the building will dry the environment much sooner than you think. However, much of the structure may have already sustained flood damage that can only be fixed with our restoration services.

The best thing you can do for your flooded home or business is to act fast. Call ServiceMaster Absolute for our flood damage restoration services in Chula Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, CA, and in the meantime, taking these immediate actions will set you on the right path to a restored building.