It is important to note that water damage is not something to take lightly, as it can cause significant and costly damage to your home. Moisture and mold can lead to soiling of personal items, crumbling walls, rotting of floorboards and furniture, as well as expensive damage to the electrical wiring of a home. Therefore, it is crucial to detect water damage and address it as quickly as possible. Taking action immediately can save you, the homeowner, thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs, as well as protect your home from further damage.
Turn off the Water and Electricity
Your first step is to turn off the water supply to the affected area. This can be done by shutting off the water at the main shutoff valve. Homeowners should also turn off electricity to the affected areas to avoid any potential electrical hazards. Make sure to turn off the circuit breakers that lead to these areas or use another method of shutting off the power to be safe. Once the power and water are off, it is time to assess the damage and remove standing water.
Call in the Pros
Calling a qualified mitigation team, like Restoration Pros is crucial. Our certified water damage technicians will have all the tools to mitigate your water loss with an unmatched efficiency. By making Restoration Pros your first call our experienced project managers will arm you with the proper knowledge of the mitigation process and assist you in filing an insurance claim.
Remove Standing WaterAfter turning off the water supply and electricity, we advise homeowners to make an attempt to clean up any standing water. It is most important to photo or video the standing water before using a wet/dry vacuum, bucket, mop, and even towels to clean up the mess. The documentation of your loss is vital. Your mitigation technician will ask for you to share these photos and videos with them. To thoroughly dry out the area, your mitigation company will deploy the use of air movers & dehumidifiers. This will ensure all remaining moisture is properly removed, minimizing the risk of mold growth or water damage.
Assess the DamageThe next step after extracting water is to thoroughly assess the extent of the damage. The project manager assigned to your job will identify the source of the water, whether it's a burst pipe, a broken appliance supply line, or an exterior flooding issue. They will assist you in contacting a plumber. Next, using IR cameras & moisture meters they will check for any structural water damage to your walls, ceilings, or floors. Finally, they should assess how far the water has spread in order to determine the proper work scope needed. By accurately assessing the damage, your restoration team can get the most effective solutions for mitigating your home.
Microbial GrowthIt is never ok to assume you have wiped up all the water. You may notice dampness, musty odors, or discoloration on your floors, walls or ceiling. This is a sign of water damage. Left unchecked, the dampness can quickly promote microbial growth, which may cause respiratory health issues. You should address any potential water damage quickly. Before mold spores are spread throughout your home, call Restoration Pros to have it remediated safely.
Inspect for Damage to BelongingsWater intrusion can be devastating, causing damage to furniture, appliances, and personal items. To determine the severity of the damage, it is essential to inspect items for water damage and corrosion and to document the damage for insurance purposes. Unfortunately, not all items may be salvageable and some may have to be replaced. Taking these proactive steps can help limit the damage of a water-related disaster. Call a Restoration Professional
In many cases, water damage can have long-term implications on a property, which is why it's essential to take immediate action when it is discovered. Professional water damage restoration companies have the right expertise, equipment, and experience to repair water damage and return your home to a pre-loss condition. From documentation to water extraction and full structural drying, our experts can safely restore the integrity of your property and its contents.
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