From excess rain to a broken pipe, flooding can wreak havoc on your home and belongings. Although it almost always happens when you’re least expecting it, reaction time is critical. To minimize the damage, water removal must happen quickly. When a flooding emergency occurs, you need expert help—and you need it fast. No matter what kinds of precautions you take to protect your home, you are at risk of suffering a flood. When or if that happens take a deep breath and follow these quick responses…
Call a Professional Right Away
To be sure you are going about restoration in the correct manner you will want to make sure a professional is on their way. Ask questions of the processional on the phone if they have any suggestion of what you should do until they arrive. Having a plan is always the best way of attack.
Exercise Extreme Caution
Make sure your loved ones and your pets exercise caution. Take safety precautions especially if the water may be contaminated. Turn off your water and power to the area that is flooded. You cannot tell by looking if water is contaminated. There are several levels of water contamination that can have harmful bacteria and spores in it. Check out the source of the flooding.
Things To Do When a Professional Has Been Called Already
While you are waiting for your professional protect your belongings, you can do the following but only if it’s safe to do so. If you have things that are of sentimental value or of monetary value get them to a safe place. Remove throw rugs or any loose items from the floor, the less stuff you have lying around wet, the faster the restoration process can be. Also the less chance you will have of falling victim to musty smells and mold growth.
Follow Phone Instructions From a Restoration Professional
If your restoration professional gave you any suggestions on the phone follow those instructions. Begin your water removal. If the flooding is serious, you can use buckets but do not do anything potentially dangerous, the buckets full of water can be heavy and strenuous. Sometimes, wringing towels can be your best option, grab those summer beach towels.
Just remember as you go through these steps help will be on it’s way. Most Restoration specialist are on 24 hour call. Did you know that 98% of basements in the United Stats will have water damage at some point in their lifetime. So your professional will be well acquainted with how to best minimize your water damage.
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