5 Tips for Water Losses
At our franchise, about 80% of the jobs we work are to some extent of water damage. In homes and businesses, there are a lot of places where water pipes are exposed. This creates a larger change for problems to occur. Here are some tips on how to minimize the damage caused from a water loss:
- Turn the water source off-
Knowing where your water cut offs are is very important. In an emergency, you want to be able to find the cutoff as quickly as possible and stop the source causing more damage.
- Turn off the electricity-
Do not ever step into flooded water without first having the electric cut. It can become a very dangerous situation if you forget to do this.
- Get rid of the water-
Getting as much water out of the space as possible is very important. The longer the water sits, the worse the damage becomes. The longer water sits, the larger the chance of mold growth also becomes.
- Open windows and doors-
Doing this will help release moisture in the air. You can also turn on the fan to help circulate the air in the room.
- Call a professional-
If you have not already contacted a water damage expert, do this immediately. Quickly bringing in a team of trained professionals can lessen the damage caused, while getting an accurate assessment and a plan of action.