Water damage is an unfortunate reality, especially around this time of the year. Snow can pile up and lead to many different water hazards for your home. It is important you know what to do if water damage affects your home. It only takes 24 hours for mold to form so you have to act quickly. Here are a few tips about water damage restoration we think you should know.
Water Damage Restoration Tips for Homeowners
Turn off the power – One of the first things you need to do is turn off the power if you can. Electricity and water are not good together. Go around and unplug any appliances you can to make sure there is no hazard.
Try to dry wet areas – obviously having sitting water in the home is bad. It is important to try and remove as much water as you can and try and dry any wet errors to try and prevent mold.
Remove damaged items – anything that is damaged needs to be tried out or it will also start accumulating mold. Try and get them to a higher-level floor of your home or onto a dry deck or patio and dry them out.
Inspect mold – If any mold has started growing, the best option is to call a water restoration specialist. Beyond that, you can inspect the mold to see if it can be cut out and removed easily, or if it cannot try and reduce airflow to the area so it doesn’t spread before you call a specialist. Note certain types of molds can be toxic so be very careful. The safest course of action is always to call a specialist.
Clean the area - Water can contain many germs and bacteria so even if you took care of it before any mold grew, it is important the area is cleaned really well to make sure no mold grows. Wipe down thoroughly and wipe down with bleach.
It is always important to take these steps if there is water damage in your home. Call Allphase Restoration 24/7 for all your water restoration needs!
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