Water damage in house -Potential water damage is best dealt with quickly. Most lasting structural damage is caused not because something got wet, but because it stayed wet for hours, days or even weeks. Allowing floors, walls, ceilings, carpets and furniture to stay wet can cause very costly permanent damage. While, mud, sewage and other elements which often accompany water can be hard to clean, and just make people want to give up, it is vital that clean up start immediately.
Start Immediately By Securing the Area
Water damage in home -If water is coming from a plumbing source turn off the water to the house immediately. If there is water standing in the home, turn off the electricity, by turning off breakers to flooded rooms, or by calling the electric company to shut off power to the entire house. Do not stand in water if there is any chance water may come into contact with electricity. Never use a household vacuum cleaner to remove water from a wet floor. If flooding is due to rainwater, or river overflow, it may be necessary to evacuate for safety.
Prevent Water Damage Home
If you do not have to evacuate, start clean up right away by securing your possessions. If possible remove small furniture from saturated floors, and place plastic bags under heavy furniture to prevent water from seeping upwards like a wick. If water is coming from the ceiling and the ceiling starts to buckle, punch a small hole at the lowest point and allow the water to run into a bucket. Wet sofa cushions should be propped up on their sides to allow for even drying. Do not allow anything to sit on wet carpet if possible. Get everything off the floor. Remove all area rugs from the floors and start mopping up water.
Protect Wet Valuables
If small valuable items such as antique books become wet dry them as much as possible, but if it looks like they are soaked, and likely to have water damage, put them in the freezer for later restoration. Freezing will stop the water damage, until later when you have time to contact a professional restorer. There are many methods to restore valuable items, including vacuum thermal drying, vacuum freeze drying, thermaline or cryogenic drying. There will be plenty of time to decide which is best and discuss the process with professionals later if you place items in the freezer.
Call A Disaster Clean Up Restoration Specialist
As soon as possible call a disaster clean-up restoration specialist. They have expensive specialty equipment, designed to dry out homes quickly and prevent structural water damage, and mold. They have water extractors, dehumidifiers and a variety of professional techniques for restoring homes. While one could air dry the home, if water stands in the home for more than an hour or two it is much less expensive to protect the home from damage immediately than to wait and risk serious structural damage, such as warping of floor joists or floor boards, and mold.Read more reviews Water Damage Repair And Your Insurance Claim