What to do if your house is flooded

Depending on the extent of the flooding, you may require pumps to help remove trapped water and clear pools that may have formed.
Depending on the extent of the flooding, you may require pumps to help remove trapped water and clear pools that may have formed.

Water seeping through the walls, soaked flooring and damaged upholstery: when a pipe bursts in your house it can cause an array of problems.

According to Kennards Hire, burst pipes are one of the most common household emergencies in Australia. They provided four crucial steps to follow if a pipe bursts at your place:

  1. Turn off your water main

If a pipe has burst on your property, you will most likely hear water dripping or spraying. Locate the pipe, assess the area and then completely switch off your water supply. Then, head back over to open your taps to drain the remaining water from the system.

  1. Pump it

Now that you've prevented the flooding from getting worse, it's time to deal with the watery mess. Drying out your property is the first step in any clean-up operation. Depending on the extent of the flooding, you may require pumps to help remove trapped water and clear pools that may have formed.

You can hire portable, professional pumps from Kennards Hire which will make it easy for you to suck the water out of multiple rooms in a fast and efficient manner.

  1. Turn up the blower dryer

After the water has been pumped out, a blower dryer should be used to remove any excess moisture. The residential blower dryer generates large volumes of air, rapidly drying flooring, walls and ceilings - preventing mildew setting in. It's easy to set up, thanks to its quick release kickstand, and has three settings to control speed, giving you the power to tailor the rate at which you want to dry your room.

Used in conjunction with a dehumidifier, this high-power blower dryer will efficiently remove moisture content in any room and save your home from potential mould and bacteria growth.

  1. Take away the remaining dampness with a dehumidifier

Say goodbye to any remaining moisture by using a dehumidifier. These handy machines will prevent your wallpaper from peeling, protect home electronics, preserve documents and keep any odours at bay.

Kennards Hire's industrial strength dehumidifier featuers an automatic pump, drain hose and a highly manoeuvrable design.Dehumidifiers work best in enclosed areas, so if the moisture is confined to a certain area, such as a bedroom or bathroom, place the dehumidifier inside and close doors and windows.