Water damage can result to problems such as health complications, decreased resale value of home and increased insurance rates if not promptly repaired.
Time wasted when it comes to water damage results to more damage and therefore one needs to react fast. People never take keen consideration on signs of water damage such as water spots on the ceiling, these slowly results to damages such as rotting of wood, rusting of steel, delaminating of materials and many other damages which might result to even bigger damages. One should consider getting water damage repair services before much damage is done.
The furniture and other items that are around the area should be removed until the water is extracted. Items such as electronics, furniture and other items can be destroyed by water, it is therefore important to remove them from water so as to avoid further losses and damages. To help in the relocation and storage of the items, it is necessary to contact a water damage and insurance company.
Eliminate the contaminated items, this is essential if the water damage is caused by harmful water sources such as sewage and flood waters.If one is not sure whether to keep the items or not a qualified water restoration expert can provide valuable information on whether or not your items are safe to clean and keep.
A water damage and restoration company can be reported to if the damage is extensive. Major water damages will require professional assistance from water damage and restoration company which are may require much money but it is a better choice than risking your health and safety by trying to fix the damage on your own.
It is important not to use electricity in case the water damage reaches the wiring system. During a water damage, the water may probably reach the wiring system and because water is a good conductor of electricity use of electricity might result to big explosions and fire which may lead to further loss.
It is important to ensure that the wet areas get enough circulation of air in order to avoid generation of mildew and other bacterial growth. One can ensure the wet areas are ventilated by turning on the air conditioning to accelerate drying in summer and alternating cycles of opened windows and heating in winter. It is important to remove the stagnant water on surfaces by sponging and blotting. It is important to open drawers and cabinet doors for interior drying but stuck drawers and doors should not be forced open.