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How to Clean the Things in Your Commercial Building After a Flood

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

If a broken pipe floods your business in Orange Park, FL you may know to call a professional cleanup company to restore your building. However, the structure isn’t the only thing that gets damaged in a flooded company. How should you take care of the belongings in the building? First, sort the belongings into three categories:

• Unsalvageable
• Salvageable and porous
• Salvageable and nonporous

Once you decide which category an item falls into, you can know what to do with it. Below is a simple guide to help you get started.

Unsalvageable

While you can save many things in a flooded company, some belongings may be beyond repair. Furthermore, certain things may not be worth the time and effort to salvage. While you may not try to restore these things, there are still a few things you should do.

Most importantly, always seal unsalvageable items in plastic bags. Since they can still grow and spread mold, it’s important to keep them from doing so.

Salvageable and Porous

Porous items include anything made from cloth, such as upholstery and clothing. In this case, dry cleaning is a great option. For furniture, you may choose to air dry damaged items. Then, be sure to treat it with specialized cleaners.

If, after a while, you still have a mildew smell in the furniture, you can use a vinegar solution to remove the smell. If you’re not sure how to handle these porous surfaces, you can hire a professional cleaning crew in Orange Park, FL to help.

Salvageable and Nonporous

Desks, windows, and other nonporous surfaces are relatively easy to clean and restore. First, remove the excess water on the item. Then, use a bleach-based cleaner to remove any mold or mildew. Be sure to wipe the whole object with this solution. Then allow the item to dry thoroughly.

A flood caused by a broken pipe can be difficult to clean up. However, with a professional restoration company and these tips, you can make it feel like nothing ever happened.
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