Even if the winter season is in full swing, there’s a chance for heavy downpours to occur that can lead to floods, which is problematic for every homeowner. Coupled with the Christmas rush, some homeowners choose to clean their flooded homes on their own to avoid the hassle. However, this can prove to be difficult without the help of a professional.
Why Is DIY Flood Cleaning Difficult?
If your home is flooded with water, it can prove to be very dangerous while difficult to clean on your own without the proper training and tools. Here are the following reasons why:
1. Electrical risk: You could be electrocuted if your home is still connected to the power grid. This can be hard to do if you don’t have an electrician to assist you, especially if you have difficulty navigating through your home.
2. Toxic water and air: Water can be problematic when it floods due to the contaminants it brings. This includes chemicals, raw sewage and other biohazardous waste. Also, this same water can be toxic to breathe in for you and your family. You’ll need specialized protective equipment while cleaning your home during this period.
3. Structural hazards: If your home has drywall, chances are that it has become saturated, making it heavy and unstable. This could lead to your drywall collapsing and compromising your home’s integrity.
Why Work With a Professional?
Working with a professional flood cleaner like us lifts the burden off your shoulders of cleaning your home on your own. Not to mention that we’re equipped with the proper tools and equipment to get rid of the flood trapped in your home. Granted, you can do this on your own, but we can thoroughly clean your home and sanitize it to ensure that no hazardous substances are present in your home once we’re done.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to protecting your home. Work with a professional to bring out your roof’s full potential. Get in touch with Summit Renovation. We also offer roof inspections and other services. Call us today at (205) 994-6383, or fill out the form on this page.