If a pipe has burst in your home, the first thing you will want to do is shut off your water valve so water does not continue to leak into your home. After the water is shut off, you will need to call in a plumber to repair the pipe. Once this is done, the clean-up process can begin. It is important to properly remove water from your home after a burst pipe to ensure mold does not develop. Here at CCS Cleaning & Restoration, we specialize in water clean-up and mold remediation. Here are the steps we follow to clean up your home after a pipe has burst.
Removing Sitting Water
The first thing that we will do after a pipe bursts in your home is to remove as much sitting water from your home as possible. This can be done with the use of items like towels or push brooms to remove water. Removing puddling and sitting water right away is important, as it is hard to pull moisture from the rest of the room with puddles present.
Pulling Moisture From the Space
Once all the puddled and pooled water is removed, we can begin to pull moisture out of carpet padding, wood, insulation and other airs. This is the also known as drying the room out. Depending on the weather conditions where you live and what part of the home is affected, we may bring in dehumidifiers to suck moisture out of the space, we may run industrial fans, or we may open up the doors and windows, or complete any combination of the above. Removing water helps to prevent water damage and prevents mold from growing.
Sanitizing and Cleaning
Once all of the water is removed from the space, the sanitizing and cleaning process can begin. We will use bleach solution where we can to ensure mold does not grow. Additional cleaning, such as carpet and upholstery cleaning, may be needed, depending on what was affected by the water from the burst pipe. Once we are done, everything will be clean, sanitized and safe for you to use again.
At CCS Cleaning & Restoration, we offer mold remediation and water clean-up services are only two of the cleaning services that we offer. In addition to these services, we offer carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, smoke and fire restoration and damage clean-up and pet urine cleaning services. If you need any of these services, call us to schedule an appointment for your needed services today.