Water Damage Tips: What to do Before Help Arrives
After any water damage has happened to your home or business, your primary focus should always be safety.
You Need To Act Quickly!
The first of the water damage tips is to remember that time is of the essence in the aftermath of a flood. It is important to note that the severity of damage escalates the longer water sits, soaking your home's components and contents. If there are no safety concerns you should remove any content that you can safely move that is sitting in water. Remember, wet materials can be extremely heavy. Be careful!
Ventilate and air out affected areas to prevent mold growth - mold loves moisture and materials such as paper or sheetrock.
You should try to access the damage to your items and materials. Evaluate the type of water absorbed by items, is it rainwater, water from broken pipes, contaminated river water, or bacteria-filled sewage?
Look for pockets of saturation, because concealed pockets of saturation need to be opened for cleaning and drying
More Water Damage Tips
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after the removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
Make sure to contact Good To Go Restoration immediately so that a water restoration professional can be dispatched to your home or business promptly. We will work directly with your insurance company and we have the tools to help prevent further damage to your home or business.
What do we do when your property has water damage ?
Here at Go To Go Restoration, we are usually the first responders following significant damage to a home from floods and fires, water damage, sewage backup, and other major events. Our job is to clean up the mess and to preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.
How long does it take to dry out water damage?
Dry out can depend on the extent of the damage and saturation of your property, and how long it has been exposed to water. It usually takes from 2 to 3 days to dry an average home but if property has been exposed for an extended period of time, it could take as long as 5 days.
What Does Water Damage Restoration Cost?
The amount of water present will directly affect your water damage restoration cost. There are many variables to consider. Contact Good To Go Restoration today, and get an idea of how much your restoration will cost. We will work with your insurance company too.