Have you recently experienced water damage in your home? You may feel devastated by the damage. But we specialize in water damage restoration, and we can give you hope that not all is lost. This is what you can do in conjunction with our help to restore your home.
Take Immediate Action
As soon as you discover water damage, don’t panic. Stay calm and turn off the utilities and water supply as soon as possible. This step will prevent electrocution, fire and further damage. You can call your utility provider for help if you are unable to turn off the utilities yourself.
Another important step is to use caution in flooded areas. Wear water-resistant shoes with good traction to prevent slip and fall injuries. You can mop up or vacuum out some of the water yourself before calling for professional help. Move the wettest items to a dry location as soon as you are able. This will slow the growth of mold and mildew in your home.
Address Valuables and Important Documents
Your important documents may be stored in a file cabinet, and your valuables may have been kept in special storage. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t damaged by water or mold. Be sure to inspect these items carefully. Many documents can be restored and valuables can be cleaned with professional help. If you notice any signs of damage, don’t wait to get these items into a dry area.
Dehumidify Your Home
Before we arrive, we encourage you to use ceiling fans and box fans to help dry out affected areas. If the weather is agreeable, open up the windows to allow fresh air into your home. You can also use a dehumidifier to help wick water from the rooms where flooding occurred. These steps will help remove every drop of water from the air in your home.
Don’t Hesitate to Call
You may think you have cleaned up all the water, but you can’t see inside your walls or sub-floors. Left untreated, you can have extensive damage requiring expensive repairs, or you could have an outbreak of toxic mold. No matter the size of the flood, call us for help within 24 hours of the discovery.
Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to test for water damage, even in areas you can’t see or touch. We test for water damage in your carpet padding, walls, sub-floors, furniture and other items. We carefully and deliberately work to get all the water removed from your home.
Your homeowners’ insurance should cover the costs of water damage restoration. We will help you make sure your claim information is accurate. As soon as your insurance company approves the cleanup, we’ll get to work on removing the water and restoring your home.
It’s important to ask for help when restoring your home. Don’t try to tackle this big job all by yourself. Give us a call at (210) 610-5481 as soon as possible after you experience a flood. We can help you in the restoration process.