5 Emergency Water Damage Tips To Dam The Flood Of Expenses In Your Sarasota Home
If you have ever had the misfortune of experiencing emergency water damage in your home, then you understand how distressing and expensive it can potentially be. That’s why it’s important to know what to do before an emergency water removal situation arises. Take the following steps to avoid extensive water damage and stop illness before it begins, preserve your assets and memories and save yourself a good deal of money as well.
At Accutech Restoration And Remodeling, we want to help you keep your home or business dry for your health and your happiness, so we put together this brief list of 5 emergency water damage tips.
- Kill the water at its source. Wherever the water is coming from is where you want to turn it off. If the source of the flooding is the toilet, close the valve so that no more water flows to it. Likewise, if the source of water is the washing machine, kill the water flowing to it as well. If you’re not sure where the source of the water is, turn the master water main off to curb water damage.
- Mopping and blotting the area. Use dry mops and towels to begin absorbing the water. It’s crucial that you act quickly. Do not use a vacuum or any other electrical equipment to remove the water. Remember: safety first! You may use box fans to help dry the area, but make sure that they are plugged in well away from the wet floors and that, if possible, they are elevated. Keep all cords away from heavy traffic areas to avoid slipping and falling. Ceiling fans are also a great way to help dry water damage, as well as opening any windows or doors in your home. If it’s the summertime or if it’s warm enough, turn on the air conditioner to aid and expedite the drying process. The more circulation there is in the room, the quicker the drying will occur.
- Save your furniture. If your furniture is affected by the moisture, here are a few tips that you can use to keep water damage to a minimum. Wipe all excess water from furniture after you remove lamps and any other electrical devices. You can use aluminum foil to make a mold around the legs of any furniture to protect them. Wood blocks also work in this scenario.
- If you have rugs, especially dyed rugs, remove those from the carpeting so that it will not stain. Clear any valuable or loose items from the room and store them in a clean, dry area.
- Call Accutech! Our technicians are extensively trained to help you in an emergency water removal event. Accutech uses the latest, cutting-edge technological devices to quickly and safely mitigate water from the premises…and we back our work up in writing. We work with your insurance company to achieve the greatest savings and satisfaction for you.