Flood Restoration Melbourne

How Can Flood Restoration Services Help You With Home Restoration?

When you are trying to restore your home after it has been damaged by water, the first thing that you need to do is assess the damage.

Most people think that they can just remove the water from their homes, but this isn’t always enough. You also need to make sure that all of the moisture has been removed from your house, or else you will be at risk for mould growth and other costly issues.

After drying out your home as much as possible, then comes the process of making sure everything smells good again so you can get back into your house with no worries with the help of Flood Restoration Melbourne to get rid off nasty odours or lingering mildew smells.

Assess the damage

You can’t begin to repair a home until you assess the damage. This will help you figure out what needs to be fixed and how much it will cost, so it’s an important step in the restoration process.

To determine whether or not your home is safe to enter, contact your insurance company and ask them for a representative with training in damage assessment and structural engineering. If you don’t have flood insurance, then this person will come on his own dime (provided he gets paid by your homeowners’ policy).

After assessing the damage, get an estimate from a contractor about how much it would cost to repair everything that was damaged by water—and factor in all those hidden costs like replacing carpeting, repainting walls or ceilings and buying new furniture if necessary.

Remove all water from your home

After you’ve contacted a flood restoration company, the first step is to remove all the water from your home. This includes any standing water and any that’s still trapped in appliances or other parts of your home. This step is essential for cleaning up your property, so make sure you do it right away.

If there’s any standing water around, try to clean it up with towels or mops before moving on to other spaces. If there are no towels or mops available (or if they aren’t working), grab a plastic bin and use that instead while you search for something else to help with cleanup efforts.

Next up: removing wet items such as carpets and clothing that were affected by flooding waters—you can skip this step if those items were damaged due to mould growth or mildew development instead of being soaked through by floodwater itself! Removing damaged items will allow them space for air circulation, so mold doesn’t develop later down the road.

Sometimes people forget about these things until after their clothes have gotten really smelly over time because there wasn’t enough room between fabrics where bacteria could spread easily without detection from human senses during normal wear & tear activities like washing them regularly every few days/weeks/months depending on how often someone wears certain articles of clothing when not at work but during their off hours doing housework chores like laundry duty which might involve soaking one’s clothes overnight if done manually rather than using automatic washing machines which take less time.

The drying process

When the flood water has subsided, and it’s finally safe to enter your home, you’ll need to dry everything out. There are several ways that you can do this:

  • Use fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and furniture. Using fans is a simple way of increasing airflow around your home, which will speed up evaporation.
  • You can also use dehumidifiers if you want to get rid of excess moisture in specific areas or rooms, such as basements or bathrooms, where mould tends to grow due to high humidity levels that encourage microbial growth.
  •  If these methods aren’t enough for you, we recommend heating up areas with heaters so they dry faster than normal; however, be careful not to use electric heaters because they may cause damage if placed near water-damaged areas!
  • Use vacuums (wet/dry vacuum) with attachments specifically designed for hardwood floors since they’re less likely than carpeted ones will cause damage.

Deodorize your home

It is important to remove all wet items and clean and disinfect the surfaces. In order to get rid of any mould, you can use a HEPA filter that will capture particles as small as 0.3 microns. You should also keep the air in your  home ventilated by opening windows or placing fans around the house.

Start by using a dehumidifier to dry out your walls and floors before you start cleaning them so that they don’t get damaged further during this process thus you need expert Flood Restoration Melbourne services.


So now you know what to do when disaster strikes and how to get your home back in shape. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Total Flood Damage Melbourne Services. We are happy to help!