Restoration of structural elements after a flood
The first thing to do in this situation is to create ventilation and draughts. Further possible to carry wet stuff, and appliances. If the floor is covered with laminate, it is necessary to remove. The flooring is dried for about a month. Then it can again be mounted on the floor surface.
Now it is necessary to assess the condition of the Foundation. Depending on the level of the groundwater table carried out the pumping of excess water. But you need to remember that if groundwater is too close to the surface of the earth, the water from the basement be evacuated. Otherwise, there may be a differential pressure, causing the moisture will go into the empty space too quickly and also quickly get back. The intensive work of the pump can cause the formation of channels that will always be filled with rain and snow. There's a better way: leave the basement open and dig a small pit to drain water.
Drying of walls
Dry wall in several ways. It is best to let the walls dry naturally. Haste may lead to destruction of the insulating layer and brick mortar. The second method is the use of electric dryers. But it should be a managed process. Here too, there are nuances, which can handle only a professional. After drying, the walls are tested for the presence of moisture in the panels. For this purpose in the wall of the drill hole. As a rule, the decoration of the walls is insulated using bulk materials. After the flooding this material will have to be removed.
Electricity and gas
You can, of course, to check the electrical connections, but it is reasonable to call the gas company and electrician to verify and drying sockets, switches and transmission.
A very important point is the disinfection of the premises. Before finishing work, disinfect the house with the help of special preparations in order to avoid the proliferation of fungi and mold. As to household utensils, keep the house things affected by the action of water is not recommended, especially wood products. Much more important is the condition of slabs, beams, Foundation. After all, even a small displacement or deformation will cause damage. The Windows and doors of plastic stand up beautifully to the flooding, can not be said about wood products. Leave them closed until dry, to avoid deformation. If the concrete or reinforced concrete Foundation walls damaged, they need to be removed.
Advice 2: How to dry the interior of the car
The interior of the car can get wet as a result of flooding due to heavy rainfall, etc. It is recommended to dry as quickly as possible to prevent mold and odor.
Dry the insulation layer of the car. He is under the covering of the seats and in the event of flooding absorbs most of the water trapped in the cabin. Squeeze sound insulation layer and then thoroughly dry it in a warm room. If the street is warm, dry and Sunny, then it is possible the drying in the fresh air.
Remove the mats, wipe them with towels or rags, then hang up and leave it to dry. If all wet carpeted salon, use the wet vacuum to remove at least part of the moisture, and then dry the coating by using a fan, Hairdryer, heater or other equipment.
Get out of the car everything you can: seats, baby seats, mats, etc. the Lining can also be removed. Then thoroughly wipe and dry the ceiling, wipe off any excess water in the cabin with rags or towels. If the water in the cabin muddy or dirty, wipe the surface clean with a wet cloth to remove dirt. Seats and booster car seats can be dry in a warm room with a powerful Hairdryer or leave in the sun for a few hours to dry naturally.
If warm and dry weather, leave the car for a few hours with open doors. If the temperature is not high enough, remove the trim wherever possible, open all Windows 2-3 cm, turn on the stove and leave the car for 2-3 hours. In addition, the drying cabin can use powerful fans.
In that case, if no means of drying facilities are not helped, or the car has been left submerged for too long, contact the service center. Most likely, experts will be able to dry the interior and will help you to get rid of the unpleasant, musty odor and mold growth.
Advice 3: How to protect the apartment from flooding
Among all insurance claims flooding of stable housing is the first place. According to statistics every apartment floods every three years. If you value your peace of mind, want to maintain fixation and to avoid unexpected costs, you should protect your home from flooding.
You will need
- the system "Neptun" or THEY;
- - suspended ceiling with waterproofing;
- - "Glims Vodashop".
If you regularly flood the neighbors above, then before you start to overhaul the apartment should be insured. Will certainly let you know about your decision sleeps over you people. What are the estimated amount that they will have to pay in the event of flooding of your apartment, you can even exaggerate it. Alert neighbors can help protect your apartment from flooding.
A good option would be a suspended ceiling with waterproofing. Such a ceiling will take you a bit of space, however, in the event of flooding will save your apartment and keep moisture. After the leak is resolved, you will just have to drain the water, making the tile a small hole, put a container under it. However, this ceiling will not save you from a large-scale flood, as it has its limits of strength.
There are special systems (for example, "Neptune", THEY), which cover the water in case of flooding. The apartment is equipped with sensors in the most likely places where moisture (on the bathroom floor, in the kitchen). When water contacts the sensor the signal goes to the main system unit, and the water shut off by the solenoid valves. If you are afraid to flood the downstairs, install the system yourself, if you regularly flood the neighbors above.
If you are doing a major overhaul, over the walls, ceiling, floor and all the joints means "glims Vodashop". A building material waterproofing character. If you are flooded, not much, "glims Vodashop" save your apartment from moisture.
Unfortunately, neither method provides absolute protection from flooding. If you started to think about this at the stage of acquisition of housing, give preference to the last floor and private homes.