Steps for restoring your properties after water damage

Flooding can happen anywhere, regardless of geographical location, and whether it’s natural ( caused by rain), or caused by a pipe leak/burst, you should probably hire professionals to help you deal with this problem, or at the very least, advise you in how to deal with the issue, in case it was a minor emergency.

Important things

First important thing to do is to determine the source of the leak (in case it was a leak and not flooding). After establishing where the problem comes from, see if you can safely turn off the water source. If not, let the professionals do that once they arrive to your location.If water is close to any electrical sources or equipment/appliances, make sure you remove them before the water reaches them. Everybody knows that water and electricity don’t go well together, so always keep that in mind.

Steps for restoring

After you’ve done the steps above, you’re ready to slowly start clearing out the affected area so you can start the restoration process. Always start with robust and heavier things first, leave moving lighter objects the last. Inspect any objects for damage in a safe, dry environment.When the area has been cleared, you can start using the tools and equipment necessary for further restoration and water removal. It is important to keep the air flowing, so the humidity has a way to get out, and not cause any further damage. Use fans and dehumidifiers in areas where it is not possible to create a natural airflow.

Items such as rugs, draperies, clothes, or any fabrics may need other ways of restoration. Once removed from the affected areas, leave them in a dry space, or hang them somewhere with plenty of air, as they might need additional tending.Inspect for floor swelling and wet pockets, as well as mold, as it can cause extensive damage if unnoticed and forgotten.