When an influx of water enters a home, the porous materials are in immediate danger of being damaged. This is why it is imperative the water is removed as soon as possible. Water that has been standing for over twenty-four hours can lead to mold and mildew growth which can cause further destruction. It is important homeowners are properly prepared for Emergency Restoration services so the water can be removed and their home restored.
One of the first things a homeowner needs to do is to make sure their family and pets are moved to a safe area. Young children and pets are especially vulnerable in flooded homes. Once the immediate danger has passed, a homeowner can begin surveying the damage.
It is wise for a homeowner to begin taking pictures and video of their property so the insurance adjuster will have this proof to begin the claim’s process. In an emergency situation, a homeowner may want to go ahead and contact the restoration company as well so the process of water removal can begin.
Ideally, a homeowner should remove their valuables and any keepsakes. The sooner these are removed from the home, the more likely they will be salvageable. Photos, artwork, important documents, and jewelry should be removed as soon as possible so they are not continuing to be damaged by the water or the cleanup efforts.
The first step in the restoration process is to remove the standing water and bring humidity levels under control. Moisture causes ongoing damage and can lead to airborne mold growth. Mold will not only lead to further damage of porous materials in the home but it can also make the occupants ill and can often be difficult to bring under control. Once the water has been removed, the damage can be fully surveyed and repaired.
If your home has been flooded, it is imperative you seek restoration services as soon as possible. With prompt restoration services, you can rest assured your home will be returned to its normal state. Call today if you would like to schedule a service call for the restoration of your home.