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Water Damage

Your home is often your most valuable asset and seeing it damaged by water can be devastating. However, damage, caused by water, is reversible and with the right approach your home can be restored to its pre-loss condition within days.

Act Fast!
The first and most important factor in addressing water damage is time. If treated in a timely manner, damage can be contained and you can easily avoid expensive reconstruction. Immediate response is also important to prevent mold growth and avoid additional mold and mildew remediation expenses.

Hire a Professional
Drying out a structure and content takes skills, experience, and special equipment such as industrial fans, dehumidifiers, and pumps. If you are not experienced in water extraction and drying techniques, it is recommended that you hire a water damage restoration professional to assure a thorough structural and content drying and to eliminate other water related bacteria.

Keep in mind that although your home may seem to be drying out over time, it is extremely important that all building materials such as sub-flooring and drywall are thoroughly dried within 24-28 hour as mold will start growing within that time period, presenting health hazards to you and your family.

First Aid
Most water damage restoration companies provide 24/7 service and can be onsite within 60-90 minutes from the time you contact them. However, since time is of the essence, you can start drying your home by following these tips:

  1. Shut off the water source.
  2. Cut off electricity.
  3. Mop and sweep away as much excess water as possible.
  4. Wipe water off furniture dry and raise your furniture to allow the base to dry.
  5. Remove area rugs and all other loose floor coverings.
  6. Remove breakables, moisture-sensitive and high-value items.
  7. Pick up newspapers and other items that may stain walls and floors.

  1. Don't use home vacuums to remove water and avoid electrical shock.
  2. Don't use electrical appliances at all.
  3. Don't try to dry using heat. This will promote a faster mold growth.

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