Has your home experienced water damage from a burst pipe, adverse weather conditions, flooding, leaks in the plumbing system, a blocked toilet, or a leaky water heater? Taking prompt action can help minimize further water damage to your home.
Inspect for mold and mildew.
Mold can begin to grow in the right conditions in as little as 24 hours. If you discover mold or mildew, take precautions as some mold is toxic to humans. It can also cause significant damage to the materials it infests, such as framing, thereby compromising the structural integrity of the home. To avoid serious mold issues, leave the home and call a restoration and recovery company that specializes in water damage and mold removal.
Dry out the affected area as soon as possible to prevent mold growth or further mold growth.
Use ceiling fans and floor fans to circulate air throughout the room. For larger areas affected by water damage, consider renting a large-capacity dehumidifier. Keep in mind that water will soak into carpet, wood flooring, and other porous materials. Even if it looks dry, it’s probably not. The goal is to have no moisture left after the water damage repair.
Remove and dispose of damaged materials if they’re unable to be completely dried out.
Keep in mind that carpeting will most likely need to be cut out and disposed of, as the padding beneath the carpet can still retain water.
Disinfect any remaining areas.
Depending on the type of water you’re dealing with, it can contain bacteria and other hazards that can cause health issues and mold. It’s crucial to disinfect the entire area before beginning the restoration process on your home.
Call a professional for your water damage restoration.
While this process can be stressful and overwhelming for homeowners, your home can be restored to its normal state if the right steps are taken. It’s imperative that the water removal and restoration process be done correctly and in a timely manner while avoiding potential health hazards. If you’re seeking guidance on this process, call the experts at Restoration and Recovery Contractors of America at (850) 601-3029 or fill out our contact form. Our highly-trained and fully certified residential and commercial restoration techs are available 24/7 and we make it a priority to respond within 1-3 hours. We’ll work as quickly as we can to restore your home back to normal conditions!