Water Damage Management Tips: What to Do Fast
Whether it is a broken pipe or flooding from a storm, knowing what to do when you have water damage is critical. Your first question should always be whether or not it is safe to stay in your home. Electrical hazards may warrant leaving the home until the water is removed. You also want to ensure you are not doing anything that puts you at risk. Wet materials are heavy.
When You Have Flooding
If you have flooding and resulting water damage, your first goal will be to remove the water. This may be done through mopping it up, but when there is excessive standing water, other extraction methods are a better option. Any type of wet upholstery or fabric needs to be removed from the space, including cushions. You also want to remove any wood furniture to be properly cleaned.
Next, tackle the floors. Pull off any wet carpeting, rugs, or damaged laminates from the space. If you have hardwoods, tile, or other solid surfaces, you may not have to remove these as long as they remain in good condition. To find out what your best steps are, just work with a licensed professional like us. We have the training and the equipment to make your water damage “Like it never even happened.”
Do Not Wait to Call Our Licensed Professionals for Help
When you have water damage, the most important step to take is to call our team. At SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County, we can provide fast, even immediate help to you. Contact us 24-hours a day for immediate water restoration and cleanup services.