Water Damage 101
CALL OR CONTACT BACK TO NORMAL RESTORATION SERVICES TODAY REGARDING ALL YOUR RENOVATION AND RESTORATION NEEDS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS A HELPFUL GUID OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN WATER DAMAGE OCCURS IN YOUR PROPERTY, HOME, OR BUSINESS.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN WATER DAMAGE OCCURS:
- If no visual mold is present & if water is a category 1 (from a clean water supply line) you can use High Velocity Air Movers to circulate the air and assist drying until help arrives.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe furniture dry.
- Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
- Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place small wood blocks or aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.
- If affected, open furniture drawers, closet doors, and luggage to enhance drying.
- Move photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location.
- Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
- Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry.
- If damage occurs during a cool season, leave heat on; if in summer, use an air conditioner if available.
- Damage from the water and bacteria growth can begin within just hours of the intrusion.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO WHEN WATER DAMAGE OCCURS:
- Do NOT call your insurance company without consulting with a professional water damage restoration company first!
- Do not use an ordinary household vacuum to remove water.
- Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or wet floors.
- Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is still on.
- Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help. Lifting the carpet incorrectly could promote shrinkage.
Should you want professional help with your water damage, please do not hesitate to contact Back to Normal Restoration Services today.