Do’s & Don’ts Water Damage:
Water Damage arises from broken pipes, blocked drains, malfunctioning appliances storms and other causes.
The appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the damage. Some water carries contaminates and should be considered hazardous (see sewage and Flood Damage below). Whatever the origin, the prospects for restoration depend largely on the speed with which your building and personal proper can be dried. Even clean water can generate mildew and other bacterial growth if neglected.
A restoration contractor should be called to process a water damage situation properly with the appropriate drying equipment.
NOTE: Prompt dry out action in this regard is recommended to prevent further damage and personal loss.
- Ventilate wet areas, Turn on air conditioning for accelerated drying in the summer
- Remove standing water for flat surfaces by sponging and blotting
- Take up saturated rugs and carpets when hard wood floors are at risk
- Transport computers to a dry environment, remove cases and blow dry with low pressure air
- Remove lamps, telephone and decorative items from wet furniture.
- Open drawers and cabinet doors for interior drying, but do not force open stuck drawers or doors.
- Freeze valuable books and documents to retard mildew growth until drying can be performed
- Place aluminum foil squares or plastic under furniture legs to avoid carpet staining.
Sewer & Flood Damage:
Treat all water -impacted surfaces as toxic, until properly decontaminated
Keep children and pets out of contaminated areas.
DON’T: Attempt to decontaminate surfaces with sprays and other over-the-counter germicidal products—these do not fully eradicate bacteria or other microorganisms which are extremely hazardous to human health.