Tips for Your Home After Finding Water Damage

No homeowner wants to deal with water damage, but disaster does strike whether it was a leaking pipe, a faulty valve or a major storm. It can be quite traumatic to lose property and personal belongings to water damage no matter the cause. 

Water damage repairs can also be costly, in the thousands! And if not taken care of quickly that number can easily escalate to over $10,000! Fortunately there are some things you can do as the homeowner to reduce the damage and and costs of repairs.

TAKE ACTION QUICKLY!

Water soaks into almost everything and spreads quickly, so stop the source as soon as possible. If it is a leaking pipe, shut off water to the area or home at the water shut-off valve. If it is damage from a storm, try cover the affected area with tarps and catch any water entering the home so the damage doesn’t spread. Here are a few initial steps you can take when you notice water damage in your home:

  • If near the water, turn off gas and disconnect power
  • Unplug any electronics or appliances and remove them from the affected area.
  • Remove all personal belongings and furniture/rugs in direct contact with water
  • Begin removing water – Buckets, towels, mops, anything to remove as much standing water as possible. Dry out the area as much as possible.
  • Contact Restoration 1 of East Surprise. We’re available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emergencies, and are ready to help you get your home back to normal quickly.
  • Contact your Insurance agent to see if you should be filing a claim. 

Quickly call a professional restoration company in the area. Water Damage doesn’t always wait for business hours, but that’s why Restoration 1 of East Surprise tirelessly works 24/7. Once we receive your call, our team of trained and certified water damage experts in Surprise will make their way to your property. Once there, they will help out with the following tasks to make your property get back to normal quickly:

  • Professionally dry the area. Our team is prepared with the most advanced equipment to get the job done faster and more efficiently. Regular fans don’t have the air movement capability that professional air movers have, and our commercial dehumidifiers can dry out an area better than anything you’ll find in the store.
  • Use moisture meters to determine when each area is dry. You want to know that the area has dried completely to prevent any mold growth.
  • Did water damage a carpeted area? We’ll take care of that too! If it can be dried in place, we have the equipment to take care of that, but if it is not salvageable, we will remove the carpet and flooring to prevent mold growth.
  • Make sure to disinfect! It doesn’t matter how clean the water that caused the damage may have been, it’s always smart to disinfect the area thoroughly to stop harmful bacteria from spreading.
  • Inspect for mold growth. Mold thrives in humid and damp environments. Having your property professionally inspected for mold growth is always important.

Let our team take care of your home or property and get you back to normal quickly. Our technicians are trained and certified to correctly dry out your property after any water damage and help prevent future mold growth. Call Restoration 1 of East Surprise today!

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