Flooded Forum

In every water and flood damage scenario, there is damage to property but what many fail to recognise is the very real health risks that are involved, even with ‘clean tap water’.

The action you take right from the start will determine the severity level of the damage. You will be surprised to read that there are many things you can do that will reduce your losses both financially and emotionally.

The first step to take is to contact our local water damage technicians and advise them of the exact nature of the water damage and they will give it the appropraite level of urgency. Then, in the meantime it is our hope that we can assist you to do this and take initial steps before the water damage professionals arrive.

If you have been affected by a flooding disaster in your property, follow these tips to minimise the damage as much as possible.

  1. Move all family members and pets to a hygienic and secure location which would be preferably away from the affected property if at all possible.
  2. If you are able to, turn off your water supply
  3. Turn off the power at your main switch as soon as possible and before moving any electrical appliances or devices that are being exposed to water in your building.
  4. Remove any sentimental/personal items and articles that may be subject to damage 
  5. Remove any items such as clothing, books, wardrobe contents etc.
  6. It is important to remove the potted plants even if they are not physically in the wet area because even moisture in the air could cause these to transfer planter colours and stain your carpet
  7. Place aluminium foil under parts of furniture that are in contact with the carpet. This will prevent stains to your carpet and help to avoid any damage that the furniture has absorbed from the water
  8. If you have floor length curtains, tie them up so they are no longer in contact with the wet areas
  9. Do not ingest any food that has been exposed to the water – there is a very high risk that it will be contaminated with bacteria.
  10. Stay calm! Call Water Damage Gold Coast


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