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Handling Water Damage

Whether it’s 3 am or 3 pm, you never know what can happen. Water damage is not something you can plan for. But, it’s great to know what you can do in a time of crisis. Here are some things to keep in mind next time water damage comes to visit.

There are two things that you should never, ever forget when handling water damage. Make sure the power is cut to the area, and timing is key. Both of these are highly important. If you forget to cut the power, you risk electrocution. And if you don’t get going fast enough, the damage is going to sink in, literally, and is going to cost you more time and money in the long run.

After the power is cut off, start removing the water. This can be done through a mop, buckets, a wet vac, or anything that can extract water from the area. Carpets that have been exposed to the water too long may need to be torn up and thrown away. Tile should be disinfected.

After water extraction is complete, you may begin to dry out the area. This can be accomplished with ceiling fans, regular fans/blowers, and pure air circulation. Opening windows and doors will be a huge contribution to the drying process.

Another thing to keep in mind during this process is that mold may be growing. After 48 hours mold growth is a potential risk. To ensure there is no mold growing, you can call a water damage restoration company and ask for a professional to come in and inspect your home.

Our water damage restoration company offers all types of restoration processes such as water damage cleanup and complete water damage restoration to get your home to back to its pre-loss condition. Our team is full of experienced professionals who are ready for anything. We also offer free estimates so you will know what you’re getting into before starting the project. Call today for your free water damage restoration estimate!

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