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. Austin Texas Water clean up.
First and foremost, 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. But, here are 3 things you should know in the meantime:
1. Slow Drying
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 because you wouldn’t want it to warp!
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 have the right equipment and already know how to properly treat the damage.
Saving the best (and most important) for last: always act immediately. DO NOT WAIT. 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. Call your Austin Texas Water Damage company at 512-451-8326 today.