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No one anticipates a water main breaking, or a sudden flash flood to damage their home. When this does happen, time isn’t on your side. You need to react quickly in order to salvage the floors and items in your home.
Know Who You Can Trust Right Away
Don’t wait until you need water damage restoration services to have a general idea who to call. This provides ample time for mold and mildew to fester in your home. Instead, determine who the trusted experts are in your area and have their number ready to go when you need them.
Be Proactive and Minimize the Damage
The more you do before the water damage restoration specialist comes in, the better off your services are. Make sure you stop the water at its source and turn off the electricity to the area. This reduces the risk of a hazard. Then remove anything that could rust or become damaged by the water. This includes raising drapes and picking items quickly off the floor.
When things are settled, avoid walking on the carpet. This can further damage. At the same time avoid the urge to use wet vacuums, heaters, and fans that you must plugin. These create an electrical hazard more than they will help.
Don’t Simply Ignore the Problem and “Just Let It Air Dry”
Yes, it is true eventually the water will evaporate and you can throw some cleaners to make your floor appear halfway decent. You can even slop a coat of paint over the water damage on the wall. This just hides the problem. Under these aesthetic repairs, you still have mold and mildew building up in your home and this can have a negative impact on the health of you and your family.
Give the Professionals Room to Work
Once the professionals come in to handle your water damage restoration, let them work. They will remove all freestanding water first. After that, they will dry out what they can to salvage it. If there is something that is too far gone, they can remove and replace it. The goal is to make sure your home is protected and there is no risk of mold or mildew festering.
Make Sure You Only Work with Licensed Professionals
While the temptation is there to save on money, it’s important to find a professional with Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This ensures that the professional understands the cleanup and repair process. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing you aren’t trusting someone who is in it for a quick buck, that doesn’t have anything on the line should something happen.
Take a moment to review the experts in the area and hire a true professional company today.