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How to clean a flooded garage, basement or storage room? What is water damage restoration?

We know that heavy rains can fall at any time and being abrupt, produce floods in basements, garages and storage rooms due to the problems of the evacuation of the sanitation network towards the municipal sewerage collectors. These floods usually have quite serious consequences for cars, furniture or equipment stored. We can prevent looking for an isolation solution by calling the Water damage restoration Pearl, MS experts.

This is how it starts

The problem may not be in the foundations of our building but is in the sewer. We will see if the system drains correctly or if there is some stagnation. We can request help from a specialist. There is another series of preventive measures to be taken into account by all the members of the family:

  • All the inhabitants of the house or business must know where the general water key and the electrical panel are. In the event of a flood, the power cut will be very important and if the flood is caused by a damaged or obstructed pipe, the imminent cut of the general key will be necessary.
  • It is advisable to make continuous maintenance of roofs, downspouts and drains can save jams that subsequently cause stagnation and overflow of water.
  • For the most flood-prone area it is worth having a flashlight, battery-powered transistor to be informed of the current situation, a small kit, raincoat, boots of water and know where we keep the identity documents. Utensils of first necessity that can solve many problems in these moments of crisis.

What is next?

Once the storm has passed, if we have unfortunately suffered a flood, it is time to remove the stagnant water and clean with water under pressure quickly and effectively by calling the experts. We will use tools such as water pump and/or gas-powered emergency electric generator, high-brightness flashlight (do not use candles), waterproof boots or fisherman’s boots, dust mask, work gloves, and rubber gloves, hammer, knife or flat blade saw and screwdrivers and spanner.

If the structure of the house is safe and intact, then we can try to enter. Sometimes floods can displace gas appliances, causing leaks. We will open doors and windows and if necessary we will use the fans, connected to the batteries, in order to help eliminate residual vapors and reduce humidity levels.


Once we have removed the water from our garage we will have to clean it naturally, with mops and bleach to remove the dirt that has brought water to your garage. The most likely thing is that the walls of your garage have been affected by the flood leaving stains, so we recommend the use of a wall stain remover, although it is most likely that the only option is the repainting of the wall once it has dried. If we need the more professional solution we can Review Restoration 1 on as soon as possible – prevention is better than cure.