So You’ve Had Some Water Damage—Tips on Cleaning While You Wait For Help

It’s happened. You’ve got water damage. It can come from a burst pipe, or a flood or even seepage and leaking pipes over time.

Even if it’s just a small amount of water, it can create an enormous amount of damage from mold growth and ruining walls and floor to creating poor air quality and causing illness.

The first thing to do is, of course, call your insurance company. Next, as you await a professional to come in and restore the space, you can be working to minimize the damage:

Electronics—disconnect the power and unplug all electronics within the space. Remove them and any furniture and other items out of the way as soon as possible. If the water is above the outlets, you will need to turn off the power at the source.

Water—Getting rid of the water can involve towels and buckets, a wet-dry vacuum and even a small water pump if you have a way to get the water pumped out easily such as a window.

Dry—Use fans and a dehumidifier to dry out the area as quickly as possible. It’s important to dry out the area as soon as possible in order to prevent even further damage to walls and flooring.

Other things you can do include pulling back carpeting and using a good disinfectant that can help clean up and even prevent the growth of mold.

All of these tips will make restoration that much quicker, getting your space back to normal as soon as is possible.

A good restoration company can ensure that all the water damage is cleaned and mold-free along with any additional recommendations to ensure that your home is safe.

Questions? Just give us a call! One of our professionals is always available to address concerns and next steps suggestions.