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5 top tips for water damage restoration on your property

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

You have 24-48 hours to repair any water damage in your home. It doesn’t matter how big or small the flood is. Acting fast is essential to return your home almost to the standard it was before. Here are five top tips for fast Newport Beach water damage restoration.

Disconnect Water and Electronics

If the flood is still ongoing and a problem with your own water supply (such as a burst pipe), then the first thing you need to do is turn off the water. Make sure you turn off the electricity too. This will protect your health while wading around in any water trying to salvage items.

Shut them off at the mains. If you need help from the water or electricity company, contact them immediately. There may be a fee for working with the companies, especially when it comes to reconnecting.

Get Everything Possible Out of There

Remove anything that can be taken out of the home. The quicker you move items out of the water, the easier it will be to dry them fully within 24-48 hours. Try not to just move them to a dry part of the house. Outside will help to take advantage of sunny weather and natural air. If it is raining outside, then look towards a dry part of the house.

Anything that isn’t removable may not be salvageable. You will need to get the water out of the home as quickly as possible. A company specialising in water damage restoration in Newport Beach will be able to help determine whether items are salvageable and remove stagnant water quickly.

Remove the Water Anyway Possible

Even if you have to use buckets and towels, you want to get rid of the water as quickly as possible. The longer water stands, the more bacteria will grow. You create a breeding ground for mold growth. If you can use equipment like a sump pump to get rid of the water, then do so.

Once the flood water has been removed, consider ways to remove the dampness from the carpets, floorboards, and walls. Dehumidifiers and fans are excellent options. A Newport Beach water damage restoration company will help you get rid of the dampness in your home.

Discard and Save

Now it’s time to consider the items that can be dried out. Most clothing can be washed and dried out fully to prevent mold growth. You may find that your furniture and carpets can be saved from the water damage. Books and anything that doesn’t dry out within 48 hours will need to be discarded.

If you leave items damp for longer than 48 hours, bacteria will grow and mold starts to grow. This may cause health effects.

All items that you do save will need to be disinfected, especially items that you can’t get through the washing machine and dryer.

Fix the Leak

Now that your home has been restored, it’s time to fix the problem so it doesn’t happen again. You may be lucky that it was a one-off instance of leaving the tap running. However, you may have a leaky pipe or an issue with a backed up toilet or sewer pump. While you may be tempted to fix temporarily, you need a permanent fix to protect your home from further damage.

Water damage restoration in Newport Beach is a time-consuming job. You need to act as quickly as possible. It can be easier to hire in professionals to get your home back in order, without future risks of mold growth and health effects.  Contact:

SERVPRO of Newport Beach 949-646-2073

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