I just hate cleaning! Even thinking about the routine sweeping, dusting and mopping puts me in a bad mood. I know that most of you are the same and I do not need to put much effort to picture your faces when you realize that your bathroom has flooded, if it ever does.
Do not panic
If this ever happens do not panic. Of course it is a big issue but not something that cannot be remedied. You will need a level head to do all the things that should be done to prevent excessive damages.
The first steps
The first thing to do is turn off water. If you know which faucet is causing the flooding you can turn it off or if you have no idea then turn off water from the main until you have finished dealing with the flooded water. You may consider getting the services of an emergency plumber Auckland City if things get out of hand.
Also make sure that turn power off if there is a danger of water reaching an electricity outlet. It is always a good idea to switch off electricity when there is water all around the place as it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Cleaning the mess
Once you have ensured that water is not flowing anymore, start your favorite part; cleaning. Take all furniture and other items that can get damaged by water out of the flooded area and put them in a dry place. Afterwards, start moping or vacuuming the water that has flowed.
Make sure you use proper disinfectants and cleaning substances to adequately clean the affected areas so that you will not have to worry about the smell that flooding would leave and about germs spreading in the house.
No, everything is not back to normal once you have gotten rid of water; you still have to deal with the moisture. You can open all windows and doors and allow sunlight to fall into the wet area or you can switch on the fans and/or air conditioner and/or dehumidifier, etc. (You can turn the power back on once you have dealt with the water flowing in the house if water has not reached and/or damaged electricity outlets).
Also take steps to thoroughly clean the items affected by the flooding and attend to any immediate repairs they may need.
It is better to attend to the repairing of the faulty faucet, pipe, etc. once the cleaning is complete so that the good plumber would not add to the mess that has already been created by the flooding. However, if you shut water from the main, you may want to repair the fault with the water system before you can proceed with the cleaning.
I sincerely hope that these would help to reduce your stress levels if you ever face the drastic situation of a flooded bathroom.