Service Today, a plumbing company based in Revesby, NSW, Australia has recently released a blog post that offers tips on how to save one’s home during a flood. This is a very relevant topic because during the last few weeks much of Sydney and New South Wales has been experiencing a great deal of torrential rainfall and widespread flooding. Things to do include: preparing the house to minimise damage; not opening sewer caps; taking photos; and using mould inhibitor in the paint. After the flood, there are also a number of things to do, such as: documentation and water removal. And finally, it is recommended that every family have a flood plan, which is what the a family will do if they are asked to evacuate. More about this can be gleaned from

There are a number of things to do in order to protect the home and minimise damage in view of the imminent rains that may cause flooding. These include: moving all valuables to higher shelves or upstairs if the homer has a second floor; carrying furniture upstairs; moving linens and cushions to minimise the possibility of their getting wet; bringing rugs and floor mats upstairs; securing objects that are likely to float and cause further damage; relocation of all trash, chemicals and poisons to higher ground; turning off the electric power for the whole building; searching the garden and garage for items that have to be secured; making sure that pets can get to higher ground; and pulling out lower drawers and bringing them up to a higher place.

Meanwhile, it is not a good idea to open sewer caps during floods. This is not only illegal, it is also ineffective. It may result into fines and a possible sewerage backwash. It is also a good idea to take before and after photos, which will help the insurance company in handling one’s claim later on. And using a mould inhibitor additive to the house paint may also help. The goal is to inhibit the growth of mould and mildew in a damp environment, such as when there is a flood.

After the flood has occurred, it is time to do some documentation and look for a plumber in Sydney. Documentation includes taking photographs of the extent of the flood and how it has affected the home and the various valuables inside.

And if the flood has caused a large amount of water to enter the home, it is advisable to get rid of the water as quickly as possible. This is because the water can cause further damage. In addition, a damp environment invites mosquitoes and mould. A submersible pump can eliminate the water fast. After getting rid of the water, it is time to do a cleanup. This includes mopping the floor and sweeping out the dirt and other debris. If there are carpets on the floor, these can be dried up using a vacuum. And once the floors are dry, it is time to use a dehumidifier to eliminate the excess moisture in the air.

And finally, it is important to look for a plumber to do some plumbing repairs. It is a good idea to have the home inspected by a professional plumber because there might be some hidden plumbing damage. For instance, there could be clogged drains because floodwaters typically contain some dirt and silt. These get left behind after the water has receded and may possibly clog the drains. Also, some plumbing fixtures may have been physically damaged by the strong rain and wind.

Founded in 2011, Service Today is a reliable, innovative, and professional home services company that providing emergency plumbing, heating and cooling, and electrical services. They have grown steadily into a large company with more than 200 highly trained employees with a fleet of more than 200 trucks, allowing them to offer the Service Today Guarantee of “same day service or it’s free.”

Those who are looking for professional plumbing services to unblock drains and the like can check out the Service Today website, or contact them on the phone or through email.


For more information about Service Today, contact the company here:

Service Today
Zak Saboune
1 300 289 309
91 Marigold St
Revesby NSW 2212


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