Handle Your Own Water Damage Restoration After A Flood Or Leak
Perhaps the most important thing that you can do for your property after experiencing an event such as a flood or major leak is to hire a professional water damage restoration/water damage repair specialist like our team at United Restoration & Construction. You should take care to do some very important things after water has gotten into your home and damaged your house or property. We have included some simple tips for how to handle water damage in your home.
Provide Sufficient Ventilation
Make sure that you are vigilant about providing enough ventilation to your home. This will allow the moisture to begin drying until the professionals can come out and completely take care of the damage. You should open the windows and run fans as long as it is safe to do so. It is important to remember that when you are trying to remove the moisture from your home, that you do not attempt to do so using a regular household vacuum. You might be surprised at how often we see this happening, yet it is one of the most dangerous things that you can do.
Remove Any Wet Property
You will want to make sure that you have removed any wet items from your home. This includes your furniture, set those items that are salvageable outside to dry out. Remember that wet flooring can seriously damage the structure of your property and other items of property such as furniture, which can absorb moisture from the floor. Make sure to tear up any affected carpet and the padding underneath it to inhibit the spread of mold.
Wait For The Okay To Go Home
Finally, remember that for your own safety, and the safety of your family, you will want to wait until a water damage repair professional gives you the okay to reenter your home. The reason for this is that after water has damaged your home or your property, there may be the presence of mold or mildew, or structural damage, which is incredibly hazardous. At United Restoration & Construction, we are certified by ACAC.org and IICRC.org and are well qualified to take care of mold removal and remediation.
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