A relatively small amount of water may be cleaned up with mops and old towels, bedding or rags. Clear larger amounts using buckets; empty them down the drain if your pipes are not blocked, otherwise pour the contents onto your lawn. A wet/dry vacuum can be helpful. If there is a great deal of flooding, you may need to rent a sump pump – place it at the lowest point on the flooded floor.

Shovel out any mud.

Wipe any moisture off the walls and ceiling, and then disinfect them to prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

Important Tips

Be very careful when attempting to clean a flooded area. Moisture can do serious damage to drywall. If you have any doubt about the safety of the building structure, get expert help.

Keep all receipts from expenses related to the water damage, such as rental equipment or temporary accommodation, for your insurance claim.

Source: http://www.networx.com/article/take-fast-action-when-water-damage-occur

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