Has water infiltrated your home? Are you wondering what next step to take to deal with your water damage? When water is not in its designated place it quickly wreaks havoc. Having water rushing through your house not only ruins your possessions but your home. Acting quickly on water damage means minimizing damage and possibly saving some of your possessions. Here are some tips on how to clean your home after water damage.
1. Turn off power and unplug all affected electronics.
Electricity and water do not play well together. Try to move all of your electronics out of the way first, if you can do it safely. If you can turn off the power leading to the affected area, do it. Having any electrical power flowing through the flood water puts you at risk and only causes more damage to your home.
2. Get all movable items and furniture out of the water.
The more you get out of the water, the better. The faster you can get movable items and furniture onto a dry surface the more likely it is you’ll be able to save them. Letting items sit in floodwater only causes more damage to your home.
3. Get rid of the water.
There are a couple options when it comes to getting rid of water from your home. One way is the manual way – towels, buckets, and mops. If the sewer isn’t backed up, you can pour water down your drain. If it is, you will have to pour the water onto your lawn or somewhere else outside of the home.
4. Let the affected area dry out.
Once you have gotten rid of all of the water, it’s time to completely dry out the affected area. Using fans and a dehumidifier helps to get the area totally dry. If the weather permits, open your windows to allow airflow for faster drying.
Water damage can do a lot of harm to your home. From ruining furniture, flooring, and personal belongings and creating the perfect environment to mold growth, it can easy to miss some water damaged areas. At Cleaning and Restoration Specialists, we know how to restore your home after water damage. Our tools and skills allow us to get your home looking like its pre-water-damaged condition or better. If you’re ready to get rid of your water damage today, contact the professionals at Cleaning and Restoration Specialists.