Water damage restoration is important for any building that just suffered water damage. However, going about it wrongly could cause more harm. To be safe, hire a water damage restoration company that is experienced and competent enough to deal with all your water damage problems. But in the case of DIY (also useful even though you’re hiring a company), there are a couple of dos and don’ts that you must abide by.
The Dos of water damage restoration
1. Contain water in the affected areas
2. Extract standing water
3. Wipe water from furniture
4. Place foil between furniture legs and wet flooring
5. Prop any wet cushions
6. Turn on your ventilation
7. Move all your artworks to a dry place
8. Hang/spread all your wet clothing
9. Separated your colored rugs from wet floors
10. Gather all your loose items.
The Don’ts of water damage restoration
1. Don’t abandon wet cloths, materials, and other stuff in place
2. Don’t use your home vacuum cleaner to extract the standing water
3. Don’t access rooms with even the slightest electrical or structural damage
4. Don’t use electrical appliances while standing on wet surfaces
5. Don’t flinch on hiring a water damage company.
Effects of water damage
Water damage destroys properties worth millions of dollars every year. Businesses sometimes lose their buildings, goods, and capital. For some, it leads to homelessness. Whatever the case may be, water damage isn’t something anyone wants to experience. However, before one can identify the effects of water damage, we first need to understand the categories of water damage.
Water damage could be inflicted by minor leaks, heavy downpours, or erosion. If the water damage is minor, you may only have to repair and replace some things in the house.
However, determining the level of damage can be tricky. A reason why it’s important to hire the services of a water damage restoration company. A restoration company is experienced and qualified enough to spot damages that you would overlook.
The water restoration process is where you implement some of your do’s and don’ts. Make sure you supervise this process, even if you’re hiring a water damage company. Make sure the company uses the right tools, equipment, and chemicals. You can make research about the high-tech tools in the water damage industry to determine the level of proficiency of the company hired.
The effects of Water damage can be mitigated with doing the do’s and avoiding the don’ts of water damage restoration.