3 Water Damage Restoration Tips You’ll Never Want to Forget
By Amy Renken
We know how difficult it can be to recover from a flood, or any damaging amount of water. It’s devastating. That’s why we want to share a few tricks we’ve had up our sleeve for getting you through the first steps to restoring your furniture from water damage.
The first thing you should always do is call an expert on water removal. They will safely remove any excess water from your home and ensure that the mold is under control.
Even if your cleaning company hasn’t made it there yet, you can begin removing furniture away from the damaged areas. Once any furniture is in the clear, it can start drying out. If you have furniture that was damaged with removable parts, you’ll want to make sure they are all removed and separated. Do not leave any wooden furniture to dry outside in the sun, it could warp. If you are dealing with antiques, you’ll want to contact a professional to ensure that proper care is taken.
As far as any water damage to your floors and walls, the best thing you can do before your cleaning crew comes is to open all doors and windows to let the air circulate. Turning on any fans that you have around the house will also help to ventilate the damaged areas. If you are dealing with a small amount of damage in a restricted area, you may be able to ventilate the area by yourself. However, it is always recommended to contact a cleaning and restoration company (like us!) who know how to properly treat the damage.
We want to finish with our strongest point: DO NOT WAIT. Act immediately if you notice any water damage occurring. The sooner the water is extracted and drying begins, the safer you are. The longer you wait, the more bacteria is likely to grow and you face a big chance for mold. Call us immediately if you are dealing with any water damage! We know how time sensitive these situations can be, and our staff is properly trained to deal with any water damage.