Steps to Handle a Water Damage Emergency

In the unfortunate event, you find yourself having water damage from a flood or a busted pipe in your house, quick action is required to prevent additional damage to your home and property. When your home is damaged by water it’s crucial to get clean-up and restoration help from professionals. The professionals will decrease the possibility of contamination, such as any dangerous bacteria, mold, or fungus, that could result in serious health difficulties or permanent property harm. Mold can cause extremely fast and maybe hard and expensive to eliminate. There are several actions you can take just before contacting a professional.  There are several steps a professional clean-up and restoration business will take to assure your house is restored.

First, you should evaluate the water damage. Switch off the water from the primary water source. During flooding you can’t turn the water off, however, water from a natural flood typically includes clean water.

Next, you should turn off the electricity, to prevent further injury or damage.

Then stop the water. Ventilate the house, use fans or open windows. Get the water out of the house. Use a wet vacuum or mop to begin the process when you are phoning the professionals.

Once the professionals arrive they will evaluate the damage with water detection equipment. They’ll use probes and other infrared equipment to ascertain the extent of the damage and start the drying out process.

The drying out process may consist of several actions in addition to the steps you have already taken. The professionals can use air movers. They can use dehumidifiers and air scrubbers. Large floor dryers are often used also. A subfloor drying method may be used to dry the subflooring, to decrease the potential for mold. The carpeting is usually pulled up and completely dried, together with the carpet padding. The vinyl might need to be pulled up to dry underneath, between it and the subfloor. The baseboard might want to be removed, and massive holes may be drilled into the sheetrock to aid in drying and remove the chance of mold. Large air circulating fans are utilized to aid in drying out the sheetrock. It might take several days to dry out the house, usually 2 to 3 days. You might be asked to stay in a different place as a result of the warmth, air, and sound of machines used to complete the process. Keep in mind that some things can be damaged during this process, for example, if you’ve candles everywhere in your house you should eliminate them, as they will melt from the heat used to dry out the house.

The professionals will reevaluate the home to determine if it is dry. They will again use probes and other infrared equipment to reevaluate the home. In this process and procedure personal property may need to be moved, restoration companies will be charged an hourly fee to achieve this task.

It’s extremely traumatizing to have your house flooded. Utilizing a fantastic clean-up and restoration company may make the event less traumatic. It’s extremely reassuring to know that your house is fully restored, without the possibility of further harm or health concerns.

For professional flood repair solutions, contact PuroClean

Regardless of the conditions — damage from storms or floods, fire, smoke, or mold, call PuroClean of Middlesex. Our mitigation experts are standing by to give storm damage restoration to return the property to some pre-loss condition. They are well-trained and utilize the most recent state-of-the-art science. We can help you figure out the complete extent of the harm and perform water damage services following industry standards and best practices.