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Water Damage Restoration

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Water Damage Restoration

  1. 1. Water Damage Restoration Dealing with the after effects of a flood, hurricane, tornado or even a burst pipe can be disheartening. The water damage to your home is usually extensive and cannot be ignored. The longer you let the water sit, the worse the damage gets, you therefore have to ensure that all the water in your home is extracted as soon as possible. The extraction process needs special skills and years of experience. It should therefore not be practiced by an amateur. If the property is not completely dried out, it could encourage the growth of mold and parts of your home could weaken due to rotting. Working with a professional is therefore ideal. So what do you do when your home or office building floods? Below are steps to take: 1.Call a professional. Before even thinking of salvaging the items in the room, it is required that you call a company that deals with water damage repairs. 2.While you are waiting for help to arrive, you can start removing items such as furniture that are in the room. Ensure that the main power circuit is switched off before disconnecting any electric appliances such as TVs. Also remove toys and any other items that are lying on the floor. 3.In case you are unable to move your furniture, cover them with plastic bags and also cover the legs with aluminum foil sheets. This will prevent the wood from absorbing water.
  2. 2. 4.Remove all wall hangings such as paintings and pictures. 5.Evacuate the property to ensure that there is minimal movement on the flooded area. What Not to Do 1.Do not attempt to dry the home using a vacuum cleaner. 2.Do not turn on the fan or lights as this may lead to electrocution. Restoration Services to Expect Extraction: This process involves sucking out all of the water that is trapped in the home. Extraction involves specialized equipment and is an important step in restoring water damaged homes. Remediation: Remediation takes place when the water damage has been caused by contaminated water. In such a scenario, the home is decontaminated after the extraction process. The water that has been extracted is also disposed off safely. Clean Up: After all the water has been removed from the premises, the water damage repair company begins a cleanup process. Soil, wood and books are just some of the things that water tends to pick up. Mold Removal: Mold is one of the worst after effects of water damage. Mold can have a serious impact on your health and even render your home uninhabitable. If mold presence is identified, complete removal should be carried out. The home is completely dried and special measures are put in to inhibit mold growth.
  3. 3. Water damage to your home can cause a lot of emotional turmoil. It pays to have your property insured so you do not have to worry about the expenses. Water damage restoration is a taxing procedure and should only be done by a professional. A good company should be able to give you all of the services listed above and more. About the Author: When faced with a flooded home, find a water damage restoration professional as soon as possible. You can easily find a reputable professional online.