Water damage is never a flavorful pill to swallow. As a matter of fact, it is quite bitter, and no one ever wishes to partake of something so…distasteful. Not only is it stressful for your mind, but it is also a strain on your finances. Just seeing the splashes of water inside your home can be enough to make you wonder how long it will take you to financially recover from the repair work. How are you going to explain to your family that the Post New Years trip to the Bahamas will possibly be put on hold until next year? Thankfully, there are some things that you can do in order to make the water damage cleanup process easier for you and for the professionals.
TURN OFF ALL POWER WITHIN THE WATER DAMAGED AREA(S)
The first thing that should be done in a water disaster is cutting off power to the property. The risk of electrocution is high in this situation and it can be avoided by shutting off the power immediately. If you do not know how to turn off the power, wait until the professionals to arrive so that they can do it. Do not enter a home or building with water damage until the power is off. Your safety should always be your biggest concern in any situation and this remains true in a water damage emergency.
VACUUM UP AS MUCH WATER AS POSSIBLE
Once this has been done, take a wet/dry vacuum (cordless) and run it along the floors and the walls drinking up as much of the water as you can. This should reduce the chances of mold growing later on. If not, you could find yourself in greater danger, as mold spores are known to be incredibly toxic to both humans and pets. Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
STEAM CLEAN ANY CARPETS THAT ARE WITHIN RANGE OF DAMAGED AREAS
If you notice that any carpets have become damp, get a steam cleaner. Anywhere that you spot small water spots, run the steam cleaner over the area and try to remove the small bit of water. For bigger water spots, it may be best to wait until your professional cleaners arrive to give you aid.
A water damage situation is one that no one wants to deal with. But it happens and when it does it is usually unexpected. The surprise and annoyance of a water emergency is not something that you can control, but you can be prepared and know what to do if one happens to you. You also can rest easy knowing that you can rely on the professional water damage clean up crew at ASR Property Restoration in Simi Valley. We serve Simi Valley and the surrounding areas, specializing in water extraction, drying, and remediation. Our certified and professional crew is available 24/7 and will have your home dried and habitable in no time! Don’t waste time trying to sort out which professional team to call – you can count on us to respond immediately.