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Commercial & Home Flood Damage Cleaning in Southern Georgia

At A-1 Cleaning & Restoration, we understand the devastation that a flood can bring to your home or business. The aftermath can be overwhelming, leaving you uncertain about the next steps. We work closely with your insurance company to ensure that flood damage to your property is swiftly and accurately addressed. Selecting a reliable company for the cleanup is crucial, and with our fourteen years of experience, A-1 Cleaning & Restoration is here to assist you 24/7!

The Flood Damage Cleaning Process

  • Assess Safety: Ensure the area is safe to enter. Turn off electricity and gas if necessary. Be cautious of structural damage, contaminated water, and potential hazards like sharp objects or electrical wires.
  • Document Damage: Take photos or videos of the flooded area and any damage to your property for insurance purposes before beginning cleanup.
  • Remove Water: Use pumps, wet/dry vacuums, or buckets to remove standing water from the flooded area. Dispose of contaminated water properly.
  • Ventilation: Open windows and doors to ventilate the area and promote drying. Use fans and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process.
  • Remove Wet Items: Remove and discard porous materials that cannot be salvaged, such as carpeting, insulation, and upholstery. Place salvageable items in a dry, well-ventilated area to dry out.
  • Clean and Disinfect: Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces, including walls, floors, and furniture, using a solution of water and bleach or other disinfectants. Wear protective gear such as gloves and masks.
  • Dry Out: Allow the affected area to dry completely. Use dehumidifiers, fans, and open windows to facilitate drying. Monitor moisture levels with a moisture meter.
  • Inspect and Repair: Inspect the property for any structural damage or issues that need repair. Address any problems promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Prevent Mold: Apply mold inhibitors to prevent mold growth. Monitor for signs of mold and address promptly if detected.
  • Restore Utilities: Once the area is dry and safe, restore utilities such as electricity and gas if they were turned off.
  • Dispose of Debris: Properly dispose of any damaged materials or debris. Follow local regulations for disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Document Expenses: Keep track of all expenses related to flood cleanup and restoration for insurance purposes.
  • Consider Professional Help: If the damage is extensive or if you’re unsure about how to proceed, consider hiring a professional flood cleanup and restoration service for assistance.
  • Prevent Future Floods: Take preventive measures to minimize the risk of future flooding, such as installing sump pumps, sealing cracks, and elevating utilities and appliances.

We are certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and we provide unmatched service for residential and commercial properties throughout many counties in Southeastern GA.


Call 912-449-6307 for a free estimate
for your residential or commercial property!