Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

Floodwater: Don't Clean Up the Mess Yourself


If stormwater floods into your home after a major summer disaster, such as a hurricane or tropical storm, you may try to clean up the mess yourself to save money. But removing the water and cleaning up your damaged belongings and other items might not be a good idea. Flooding water can damage more than just the items you actually see. It can also allow harmful pathogens to invade your home. Many of the contaminants can endanger the health of humans. Here's why you don't want to do a water damage cleanup job yourself and what you can do instead to make your home safer.

What Lurks in Your Flooded Home?

Flooding water can pick up many types of pathogens, including animal waste, bacteria and mold, and discard them in your home. Pathogens can come from the soil on your property, the city streets, nearby factories, and farms. If the flooding water caused your city's storm drains and sewer pipes to overflow, the floodwater may be even more hazardous for your health. Sewage typically contains human waste and a host of microorganisms, including those that cause infectious diseases.

Infectious diseases have the potential to cause diarrhea, vomiting, breathing complications, and lockjaw. Lockjaw is a life-threatening disease caused by the bacteria tetanus. The condition causes a great number of health problems that include the inability to open your mouth and jaws. Lockjaw may lead to death if it prevents you from breathing.

Sewer-contaminated flood water can also contain parasites. It's possible for parasites to invade your body if you accidentally ingest them through contaminated drinking water. This problem can occur if you don't clean up your flooded home properly. 

To avoid the dangerous problems above, hire someone to clean up the flooding water for you.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Family?

One of the most effective ways to keep your family safe and clean up the floodwater is to hire a professional water-damage team. The team or contractors may use a number of unique methods to dry out your home and secure your property, including placing high-powered vacuums in the home. The vacuums not only suck up water but also remove pathogens from the air and surfaces of the house. 

In addition, contractors may use cleaning supplies that destroy all types of pathogens, including those previously mentioned. The supplies typically contain professional-grade chemicals that break down contaminants as well as purify the home after the contractors are gone.

The team may test your drinking water to find out if it contains organisms, chemicals, or other contaminants that threaten the safety of your family. Treatment for contaminated water may include installing a water-filtering and decontamination system in the house. Water-damage contractors can discuss their methods with you during the initial inspection of your home.

For more information about flood water cleanup, contact a cleaning service near you today.


29 June 2016