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Tips To Help Reduce Damage During A Flood

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Next to a fire, almost all homeowners fear flooding, and the damage it can cause. The flood can be caused by many things, from a frozen/broken pipe to an overflowing river, the results can be devastating. In almost all cases, some type of water damage restoration will be required. Most homeowners will find that they will need to rely on a specialist in water damage cleanup.


These specialists will have both the knowledge and equipment to rid your home of water, and to minimize the damage of the actual structure. Yet, that isn’t the only place flood damage can occur, losses typically include: furnishings, family photos, pieces of art and books. The following tips can help lessen the damages of items that are irreplaceable. The following safety tips for water damage can all be done before the water restoration team gets to your home.


Safety Tips For Water Damage


First of all, the homeowner must prevent serious, and even fatal injuries. To do this they should:

Turn off all power to the area before allowing others to enter the flooded area. Next, the homeowner must attempt to find the source of the water, if a plumbing emergency is thought to be the cause. Once the source is found, all water to the area should be shut off to minimize damage. Last of all, remind everyone that the area may be slippery.

These tips should be taken in the order written. Once done, the area may be entered and the water restoration may begin.


Tips For Beginning The Water Damage Cleanup


The homeowner can begin the cleanup before the water restoration team arrives. These steps if done can save many of the most precious of mementos:

  • Remove as much of the water as possible by mopping or blotting. If there is any dripping or leaking, a bucket or empty trash can is an effective way to save a lot of water from further damaging its surrounding areas. A Homeowner should not attempt to vacuum the water, remember no electrical appliances should be used in the affected area.
  • Wipe any excess moisture from unaffected susceptible content in the area. Once dry, removal to an unaffected area is suggested.
  • Remember not to put items that bleed color next to, or on other surfaces that can absorb the colors(such as carpet).
  • Use a clothes hanger to support the bottom of any long drapery/curtains on the curtain rod
  • Remove all area rugs that are in the flooded area.
  • Move all photos, pictures and art works to a dry, and safe area.
  • Remove all books or important documents from the area, if they are wet, place them on a dry area, spread the pages to allow faster drying.
  • Open all affected doors, drawers, closets and pieces of luggage to aid in the drying phase.



Things That Should Never Be Done


There are three things that should never be done. By doing so, people risk serious injuries, and possible death. Learn these safety tips for water damage, and keep everyone safe:

  • Do not use an ordinary or electrical vacuum.
  • Never use electrical appliances in flooded areas.
  • Do not enter severely flooded areas until the electricity has been turned off.


I hope these tips are helpful, but mostly I wish you many dry years!

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The Importance of Having A Professional During A Water Emergency

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When a water intrusion occurs in a home through flooding or leaking, it is important for home and business owners to avoid damage by calling for prompt water removal or pump out services. Unfortunately, water is one of the most destructive forces a home can face, especially if the water comes in the form of a flood. If water removal is carried out promptly, home and business owners can avoid a host of issues that can damage their home and even put their health in danger.

Standing water not only causes massive water damage to the porous structures of a home, it can also contribute to the growth of mold and mildew. Since certain types of mold are toxic, it is crucial the mold growth is inhibited as much as possible. If the water stands in a home for over twenty-four hours, it can begin to cause mold and mildew growth on all of the moist surfaces and even in the air.

Flood remediation teams use water extraction processes to remove large amounts of water at an exponential rate. The sooner the water is removed, the sooner the damage can be assessed and repaired. Using various extraction processes, the team will work to remove any standing water, including water that has made its way into the walls. After the water removal has taken place, the team will work to bring the humidity levels down as soon as possible so the growth of mold and mildew is mitigated effectively.

SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning LLC. Provides water extraction services and will not only work to help home and business owners dry out, but they also ensure the home is restore ready after every Water Damage. Through thorough cleaning measures, the removal of damaged materials, and the replacement of drywall and other building materials, a home can be fully restored to the way it was before the waters entered and caused damage. Also known as a “pre-loss” condition.

Home and business owners who are in need of water removal services can count on SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning. We come out 24/7/365 for water emergencies so a home can be protected from the onslaught of damage that occurs after a water intrusion. With a prompt response, home and business owners alike can rely on these services when an emergency occurs.

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