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Useful Information and Tips for Water Damage Restoration

August 09, 2017

Water leaking from a pipe in the wall, or rising water from a flood or torrential downpour can cause immense damage to your home and belongings. However, with the right steps, you can contain the damage and save some of your precious belongings.

Water logging in your home must not be treated lightly. Delay in water damage restoration can lead to the formation of the mold to develop on your walls, carpet, and even furniture. Listed below are a few useful tips on how you can take quick action to minimize the damage caused by water in your home.

Disconnect power: Turn off your power and unplug any electronics, if the water is rising and nearing the outlets. If possible clear any movable items out of water reach and remove your carpets as well as under padding.

Get rid of the water: Even if you do not have power, you can still remove water from your home. One easy way to do so is to use old towels, mops, and buckets to clear water from your home, until your water damage cleaning service provider arrives. If you haven’t lost electricity, you may use a dry or wet vacuum to clear water. However, do so with extreme caution.

Dry out the affected area: Once the water has been removed, use a dehumidifier or fans to dry out the area. Also, open up windows and let air flow into your home to help it dry out faster. The sooner you manage to get your home or an affected room dry; the less are the chances of mold developing in your home. If you are unable to dry out your home effectively, you may rely on a water damage restoration company to do the job for you.

Disinfect the area: The next job is to disinfect and keep the area moisture free. After you have dried out the affected areas, use a good disinfectant that will help destroy bacteria that may have made home on your furniture, carpets, and walls. Forgetting to disinfect your home will lead to the formation of mold and spores that will soon spread across the home. There are several non-toxic commercial products that you can spray in your home and let it stay overnight to destroy any mold that may have begun taking root.

Whenever your home is flooded, be sure to contact a reliable water damage restoration company, no matter how small or big the damage may be. This will help you get your home and life back to normal in no time at all. Contact Malkin Cleaners Ltd., to know more about the many water damage cleaning services that you can avail. Please Call Us at (604) 970-9052