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Key Tips for Handling Water Damage: Do's and Don'ts to Remember

When disaster happens, it tends to happen out of nowhere and all of a sudden. Something as easy access as water to the household can cause long-lasting damage to pipes, floors, and wooden furniture. Remember that prompt action is crucial to minimize the impact of water damage. If you’re unsure of what to do with this water situation, always consult professionals who specialize in water damage restoration.
Water damage can be quite challenging, but knowing the right steps to take can make a significant difference. Here are some dos and don’ts when dealing with water damage:

Do’s

Below is the list of what to do immediately after water damage:
Do Switch Off Electricity: The first thing you should do is switch off all electricity outlets immediately. Safety comes first, and this step helps prevent electrical hazards.
Identify and Isolate the Source: Try to identify the source of the leak and isolate it. Stopping the water flow is crucial to prevent further damage.
Move Undamaged Possessions: Move any undamaged possessions to a dry place. This helps protect them from water exposure and potential damage.
Be Cautious of Slip Hazards: Wet surfaces can be slippery, so be careful when moving around the affected area.
Eliminate the Source of Water: If possible, stop the water flow by fixing the issue or shutting off the water supply.
Secure Breakables and Small Furniture: Remove and secure breakable items and small furniture to prevent further damage.
Protect Carpet from Staining: Place waterproof barriers such as plastic sheeting or aluminum foil under furniture legs or heavy items to shield the carpet from staining.
Dry Out Your Home: Speed up drying by opening windows, using fans and dehumidifiers, relocating wet items outside, and mopping up standing water.
Check for Mold: Thoroughly inspect your home for mold growth, in damp areas, using a flashlight to check hidden spaces.
Contact Professional Services: when the first attempt is done, calling a professional is the second best move. The expertise and equipment to handle the situation effectively.
Contact Your Insurance: Immediately inform your insurance provider about the water damage, outlining the extent and seeking guidance on claim procedures to ease financial burdens.
Contact a Doctor: If you have any health concerns related to the water damage, seek medical attention promptly.

Don’t

So much to our unknown, treating water damage in the wrong way can impact us negatively which can lead to long-term effects on our health and well-being. Things to avoid after the water bust are given below.
Don’t Delay: Time is critical when it comes to water damage. Avoid delaying the restoration process. The longer water sits, the more damage it can cause.
Don’t Ignore Safety Precautions: Safety should be your top priority. Avoid entering areas with standing water if there’s a risk of electrical hazards. Always wear appropriate protective gear.
Don’t Use Electrical Appliances: Don’t use electrical appliances while standing on wet ground.
Don’t Neglect Mold Prevention: Mold can grow rapidly in damp environments. Don’t ignore signs of mold or mildew. Address it promptly to prevent further health risks.
Don’t Overlook Hidden Areas: Check hidden spaces like wall cavities, crawl spaces, and under flooring. Water can seep into these areas and cause long-term damage if left untreated.
Don’t DIY Complex Restoration: While minor cleanup is possible, complex restoration tasks should be left to professionals. Avoid attempting major repairs without the necessary expertise.
Don’t Forget to Document: Before any restoration work begins, document the damage. Take photos or videos for insurance purposes. This will help with your claims later.

Don’t Walk Around With Electricity On: Avoid entering a room with standing water until you have turned off all electricity for safety.
Don’t Enter in Clumsy Roofed Room: Avoid entering a room that has a sagging roof or ceiling due to water.
Don’t Use A Vacuum: To clean up the water, specialized equipment is used. Vacuum isn't the answer.

 

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