Water Damage Restoration
Water leaks or spills are very common. Immediate inspection of floor coverings, structural materials, and crawl spaces, as well as prompt removal of all standing water, is critical to reduce or eliminate structural damage and/or the possibility of mold.
Homeowners sometimes remove standing water themselves, then neglect to have the area professionally dried because the surfaces look dry or feel dry to the touch.
However, without the proper equipment, it is impossible to determine how much moisture is still within the structure or to draw that moisture out before it cultivates mold or causes other structural damage. Increased moisture in the air after an indoor flood can also cause damage to decorative wood, books, artwork, and other items, so thorough drying and de-humidification is critical.
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Water damage can happen anywhere in your house, but it does occur frequently in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry area, and even roofs and walls, whether it is caused by a slow leak that's been around for a long time, a sudden pipe burst, or rain storms. Consequently, water can do a lot of damage to your home, apartment, business and your belongings. Besides this immediate damage, water damage can lead to worse situations like mold growth if you don't have the areas treated by a professional Water Damage Restoration Service as soon as possible.
What Should I Do When Water Damage Happens?
- Find where the water is leaking from. If possible, stop the leak or call someone who can.
- Turn off all electrical appliances in and around the area to reduce electrical hazards.
- Remove furniture and other items off wet areas to prevent permanent stains or rust.
- Empty out closet floors, including shoes and cardboard boxes which cause staining.
What Should I Avoid Doing When Water Damage Happens?
- Never turn on the ceiling or wall fixtures if it’s wet.
- Never rip up the carpet and pad on your own, always leave this to a professional.
- Do not try to dry carpeting with an electric heater.
- Never leave books, newspapers and other materials on wet carpets and floors.
- Do not turn up the heat above 68 degrees, as this will facilitate mildew growth and possibly discolor your carpet.