When an act of nature steps in and totally turns our lives upside down, the list of how to get it right again is quite lengthy. No one actually is prepared for a disaster and there are loads of things that will have to be done once it has happened. In Florida the coast line is constantly under the threat of torrential rains and severe damage during hurricane season. Not only do homes have to withstand the magnitude of the wind that is associated with a hurricane, they have to hold up against falling and rising water. Flooding is often one of the perils related to this particular act of nature.
In the event a home has been inundated with massive amounts of water, the response and recovery aspect is often quite overwhelming. The flooding has been known to go over or at least as high as the rooftops. Once the water has subsided, cleanup is the most daunting chore most people have ever had to contend with. The infrastructure of the house is most assuredly going to be compromised. This will include the electrics and the plumbing for starters.
Plumbers in the Florida area are equipped for response to massive flooding. They have identified and prepared themselves for quick action required after the wind stops blowing and water ebbs. Houses will be left with a great deal of water left in them after the main flooding has evacuated the house. Plumbers have huge pumping devices to extract excess water from the house and for the initial part of restoring a flooded house; the plumber will have to use equipment to remove the standing water. The house will be left in a very damp condition and if it isn’t dried out in an expedient manner, mold will begin to grow almost immediately. They will need to bring in dehumidification equipment to try and mitigate the damage caused by the water.
There are other things that a plumber needs to do after a flood. People often have gas supplied to their homes and making certain that the gas is off and there are no leaks is a job for a plumber. The water heater needs to be checked and completely dried before attempting to use it. The plumber will clean off as much muck as possible and clean the supply lines and the over flow lines. All aspects of a water heater needs to have a professional go over it with a fine toothed comb to make certain it is still in working condition and replace any parts that have been damaged by the flood waters.