The Homeowner's Ultimate Guide to Preparing for a DIY Home Clean-Up After Flooding and Water Damage

What to Think About and Plan for Before You Take on the Soggy Mess

Part 1 of 5 From Freezing to Flooding

After the devastating cold took over Texas in early 2021, we saw a great deal of water damage caused by broken water pipes inside homes, businesses, industry, and public areas.

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PART 2 of 5 What Can a Homeowner Do About Water Damage?

Now let's talk about what you can do, how to do it safely, and how to be most effective in the cleanup process.

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PART 3 of 5 Personal protective equipment

As already discussed, protecting yourself from healthy health and safety threats in your environment is crucial to completing your cleanup project successfully. Nothing is more important than your health and safety.

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Part 4 of 5 Pre-Cleanup Inspection checklist

Now it's time to look at your job site and look for risks beyond your capabilities as a DIY homeowner. Taking care to assess the entire situation upfront can help you rule out work that is not to stay for responsible to do on your own.

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Part 5 of 5

More Water Damage Clean-Up Tips

Maximize airflow. Do your best to keep the windows open as long as the weather is dry and additional rain or precipitation will not add to the water damage coming in through windows.

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