Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Insurance companies tell us that water losses are the most common damage that happens to a home. The newer homes and properties are becoming more and more airtight, not allowing water to evaporate as easily. Because our homes and businesses are more airtight it doesn’t allow water to evaporate nearly as quickly. A small leak from a pipe Because of water damage to stay in the walls and under flooring without evaporating. Leaving water damaged materials for too long, especially over 24 hours, can cause mold to grow and other harmful bacteria. As a certified disaster And restoration company we are the first call for most of the insurance carriers in West Valley City. Your insurance company will be happy to know that you are in good hands because you called the local leader in disaster cleanup.
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What To Do After Flooding
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
What NOT To Do After Flooding
- Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don't use television or other household appliances.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.