No one ever thinks about what they would if their home inflicted with water damage, until their home is inflicted with water damage. Pipes could burst, appliances can malfunction, and roofs can deteriorate causing leaks from rain storms to drain into your home. There are more scenarios that can leave you with water damage then you may think. Upon discovering the flood, keep in mind to remain calm and move quickly. Water can cause more damage than you might suppose, and tie is of the essence to minimize the damage it can ensue. We at Disaster Services would like to share with you the things you should know when dealing with water damage and restoration.
What Do You Do After a Major Flood or Water Leak?
There are a few things you can do to get to work, but if the flooding water is overwhelming and difficult to maintain, consider investing in a pro that has the equipment and expertise to handle the mess.
– Clean it up. Start by shutting the power down at the breaker box to prevent electrical catastrophes. Unplug all electronics, and remove them from the room. Try to clear the room of your furniture and other belonging. If they have gotten wet, take what you can outside to start drying, and the other things allow them to be spaced out. Open windows, flip on fans, so that they can start drying until you can you afford more attention. Once everything is removed, the standing water needs attention.
– Water removal. Wet vacuums, water pumps and other similar devices could be used to help remove the excessive water if you don’t own anything; home improvement stores often carry them for rent or to buy. Try to clear away as much water as you can. Once the water has been removed, apply towels to absorb the underlining water. After you have done all you can, flip on the ceiling fans if you have, open the windows and doors, and set out area fans to speed the drying process. Be cautious, water can fester under wood or carpet, and if left untreated could be the starting ground for mold to take root.
– Dry personal items. While the floor is being dried, tend to the person effects. Fan out books and magazine to save the pages. Towel-dry everything you can by wiping the surfaces. Blot the upholstery to lift away the penetrated water.
– Assess property damage. If you didn’t enlist the help of professional help, check out the structure of your home. Floors, walls, ceiling, everywhere the water had come into contact with and ensure the integrity is true. If you notice mildew or mold, call a professional immediately. If the wood or carpet is compromised, call a professional.
– Disposal of damaged property. If anything has become ruined, it should be disposed of properly.
Water restoration, unfortunately, is not a cheap process, but many insurance policies can help with the cost. Get the insurance involved and find out the specifics of what the insurance will cover.
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In getting your home restored, consider getting a professional involved who knows water restoration. Foundation issues, mold contamination, and other related damages need special care, repairs, and disposals to get your home in a durable and efficient state again. Disaster Services has a team of professionals that have been trained and have the expertise to help you with water damage restoration. Call us today to get started!