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Water Damage Survival Guide for Homeowners

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Water damage to your home isn’t easy to recover from and usually requires a professional water damage restoration company to step in. Water disasters can be the results of a burst pipe, rain storms, or natural disasters. That’s why we have decided to put this survivor's guide for homeowners such as you.

Levels of Water Damage

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Types of Water Damage

What to do After Water Damage

  • IDENTIFY AND REPAIR 

Identifying the source of where the damage is and see if your DIY repairs will work. If not, then either call a plumber or a specialist.

  • WATER REMOVAL

If there is a flood in your home, allow it to recede before calling in a specialist. If water levels are an inch or less, use a wet vacuum to collect the water. Be sure to pull up carpets and padding as well.

  • DISPOSE OF DAMAGED MATERIALS

To avoid mold from building up, which could build up as fast as within 24 hours, get rid of soaked carpets, baseboards, and sheetrock that aren’t salvageable. 

  • AIR THE HOUSE OUT

Set up box fans to bring in fresh air currents, paired with humidifiers to help dry out your home. The process could take days to dry up completely.

  • CLEAN UP

Once all of the steps are taken, clean any and all affected areas. Don’t forget to sanitize and use disinfectants on sheetrock to prevent mold from growing.

Contact Us!

Allphase Restoration is a reputable and trusted water restoration company. Our services for water damage restoration include floods, and basement floods. We are proudly serving Columbus, Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville, Gahanna, Worthington, New Albany, Grove City, Whitehall, Bexley, Reynoldsburg, Powell, Upper Arlington, Pickerington, Canal Winchester, Lewis Center, Pataskala, Lancaster, Marion, Marysville, Plain City, and Delaware, Ohio areas. Give us a call at 614-681-1943 for more information.