If your bathroom flooded while you were not at home, you likely have a lot of water damage in your home. Not only can this water cause a lot of damage to flooring, items in your home, and much more, but mold can also quickly start to grow and spread. The first thing to do is take care of the problem that caused the flood, and then you can take steps to get things back to normal.
The first thing you should do is remove all the items that are not damaged inside your home. Take these items outside if you can. This can be even more useful if it is a sunny day because this can help dry things if they are wet.
If there is standing water, you can use a shop wet vac to suck up as much as you can. If you do not have one of these, you can rent one at a home improvement store. This equipment has a hose that looks much like a hose on a vacuum cleaner only it is much larger. When you turn it on, the water sucks up through the hose and into the vac storage container. This container is generally large enough to hold a lot of water, but you may have to dump it out a few times until you get all the water removed.
Hire a Water Damage Restoration Company
You should now contact a water damage restoration company to help you. They can remove water if you were not able to get it all out. This company is beneficial as they know the steps to take and can act quickly.
If you have carpeting that is completely soaked, the contractor will rip it out and remove it and the carpet pad. The floorboard underneath the carpet will be inspected and removed if it is very water damaged.
The contractor will set up large fans once everything is out to dry your home much faster. They may also set up a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air, which is what causes mold to grow. Once the home is dried out, the water damage restoration company will take steps to start repairs. You should also call your insurance company as your insurance may cover these repairs for you.
A water damage restoration company can give you much more information on how they work to get your home back to normal.