Moving Company/Rental Truck: Hire a moving company or reserve a rental truck first thing. These services can easily get booked up and leave you without much choice. The sooner the better.
Plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board) are much more hardy choices for a sub-floor than particle board. If they get wet, you can dry them, as long as they haven’t been sitting wet for long enough to warp. This falls loosely under the 72 hour rule. Another concern is dry rot which is a bacterial deterioration that takes 21 days to manifest at lower moisture levels.
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Tip for Efficient Travel: If you are moving a parent yourself, pack foods that have high-water content like grapes, oranges, apples, etc. These foods will keep you hydrated so that you don’t have to drink so many liquids. This will reduce the number of times you will have to stop for restroom breaks and will keep you on the road.
Cleaning the carpet using water or cleaning solutions will often result in a flood damage Melbourne. The problem with this is that you will need to spend a long time waiting for the carpet to dry up completely before you can use it again. You can use rags or towels to dry up the carpet but it will still take some time. A wet/dry vac though can help solve this problem in just a matter of minutes. The wet/dry vac can suck up all the moisture and liquids and dry your carpet in no time.
The residential electric carpet cleaner comes next. These spray cleaner onto the carpet and suck it back up. They are slightly better than the spray-on foam, but the downfall of the machine is that it has limited power to extract water from the carpet. Carpet can be easily over-wetted with these machines, causing your carpet backing and padding to get soaked. Often times it is not possible to extract the solution. Plenty of time will be required for the carpet to dry.
Don’t make any repairs to the inside of your house until the wet weather has passed and you are absolutely sure everything is completely dry. Otherwise, you risk mold. And once you get that varmint, remediation is expensive and difficult and generally not covered under a homeowners insurance policy.
Flood water damage, if taken care of quickly and by a professional cleaning company doesn’t need to ruin all of your possessions. Be sure to use a qualified company and you will have the best chance of recovering your home and business.