So, this is the first time you’ve ever experienced water damage in your home. You were smart about it and called a professional water damage company to come help you out. But, you don’t feel right just waiting around for them to come while all of this damage is in your home. So what are some things you can do while you wait for the restoration companies arrival?
Well, the first thing you should do when working with water in the home, shut off the electricity. We all know electricity and water aren’t the best of friends and they will take it out on you if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If you know where the problem started, you can try to seal it off until the professionals get there. If not, just try keeping your belongings dry. Remove all items that have been exposed to water and throw them outside or in a different, unharmed room to dry. Furniture that’s stuck in the mess can be covered with plastic until the crew gets there to start water extraction. Curtains, rugs, and porous materials should be removed immediately! Porous materials are prone to mold growth. If 48 hours have passed, you should consider getting rid of the carpet.
Depending on the extent of damage, you might be able to start extracting some of the water yourself. Mops, towels, rags, anything that might help you suck up some of that water will be beneficial. If you want a little extra boost, get some circulation going. Circulation is going to be a life saver when drying out the home. Opening doors and windows will end up being extremely helpful. If you want to go the extra mile, open closets!
There are a few things you will be able to accomplish on your own, but nothing beats the work that we will put towards your home! With our 24/7 availability, you won’t even have time to complete all of these steps before we arrive. Our professionals arrive as quickly as possible and come with all the right equipment to get your house back to normal in no time. Call us up today for your free estimate!
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Thank you to 24/7 Water Restoration for quickly coming to our house and cleaning up the water damage in our basement from a burst pipe. Their technicians were extremely professional and polite. Their quick response reduced the risks of mold setting in and causing even more damage and potential allergies and health concerns for our son. Thank you for your outstanding service!Karen