Water damage can be an incredibly costly event that causes damage to your personal belongings, your furniture, and most importantly to the structure of your home. When you experience an event that causes water damage, whether it is an overflowing toilet, a pipe burst, or storm damage that causes flooding, it’s important to meet the damage with proper water damage restoration. Here are the top water damage restoration tips from Supreme Restorations, your Atlanta storm damage restoration experts.
Shut off the Water and Power
The first thing that you need to do when you experience water damage is to shut off all electricity to your home. Go to your power breaker and shut off all the electricity. Additionally, you want to unplug all appliances and electronics just to be sure.
In addition to cutting the power in your home, you want to make sure that you shut off the water main to your home. This will stop any additional water from damaging your home if the source of the water damage was a faulty water pipe in your home.
Clear Out Furniture, Rugs, and Appliances From the Room
Next, you want to remove anything from the room that would obstruct the process of removing water from the area like furniture, appliances, and rugs. Removing everything from the room not only lets you use water removal equipment without obstruction, but also allows you to remove flooring and carpet if needed.
Remove All Sitting Water
Once the power is off and the water main has been successfully turned off, you can shift your attention to removing all of the standing water from the affected area.
Getting the water out of the flooded area can be difficult if you do not have the right equipment, luckily household items such as old towels, brooms, and buckets can be used to remove water from the affected area.
A water-suctioning system such as a vacuum or a water pump can also be used to remove water from a water-damaged area. Water damage restoration experts like Supreme Restoration will bring this equipment with them to any job that requires water damage clean-up.
Dry the Affected Area
After you successfully remove all of the standing water from the water-damaged area, you want to bring in drying equipment, fans, and humidifiers. Properly drying the space will make sure that the material doesn’t remain damp and ripe for mold and mildew growth.
Disinfect Your Home
During the drying process, you want to be sure that you go over each surface from the floor to the chair rails and ceiling with a disinfectant. This will kill any bacteria that may have started to grow on damp surfaces.
Eliminate Mold Growth
Finally, you want to be sure that you go through a complete mold remediation process. Mold and mildew are commonly found after water damage occurs and can be incredibly harmful. A full remediation process can eliminate all visible signs of mold as well as mold traces that cannot be seen with the eye.
Contact Supreme Restoration for Water Damage Restoration
Supreme Restoration is your Atlanta water damage, restoration expert. Our team of storm damage restoration experts specializes in fully restoring your property to the condition that it was in prior to any storm, water, or fire damage. Contact our team today.