When You Have Water Damage
Water damage, especially if caused by flooding can have a devastating effect on houses and businesses. Floods are caused by heavy rains, pipe burst, sewer back-up, and others. When faced with such events, it is important to know what to do.
Follow these steps if you suffer from a water event at work or in the home:
Switch off the power source: Water is a good conductor of electricity. When water and electricity come in contact, the water becomes dangerous. The first thing to do when water is gaining momentum is to switch off the power source. However, if switching off the power source requires someone to enter the house and stand in flooded areas, contact a qualified electrician.
Put on protective clothing: To avoid getting cuts, put on rubber boots and a pair of gloves before going back inside.
Protect valuable items: Lift any wooden furniture off flooded areas. Place furniture on a wooden surface or dry carpet to avoid staining. Take out all rugs from wet areas and sundry.
Dry out the home: You can power on fans and humidifiers to dry out wet areas in the house. It is important you let the house dry completely to avoid mold and mildew as a result of dampness if you move back in too quickly. You will need to contact a professional restorer, like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael, to restore your house back in perfect condition.
Wash your eating utensils thoroughly: Wash all eating utensils thoroughly before use to avoid falling sick.
Contact your insurance provider: Your insurance company should have to look at the level of damage and draw out a plan for repair or pay you for repair depending on their policies.
Repairs: The floor may be weakened by the flood event and you may have to replace it. Repair the walls and fix broken items that can be fixed. These are tasks to be handled by professionals.
For your water damage repairs, contact SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael today for a professional and fast job.