When water damage strikes such as flooding or broken pipes, action should be taken immediately for clean up and restoration. It is important to contact a professional restoration team as soon as possible to start the process. As you wait for the professionals to arrive and help in your time of need, there are a few things you should and should not do.
DO turn off the source of water if possible, but if you are unsure or it seems hazardous, please wait for the professionals to assess the damage.
DO attempt to mop up as much water as possible before the professionals arrive.
DO turn off electricity after a flood or water damage.
DO wait for professional technicians before using electronics or appliances.
DO try to remove fabric and other items from the water a place in different area to dry if possible.
DO try to use blocks to raise furniture from the floor.
DON’T turn off the source of water if it presents a danger to you or your family.
DON’T use a vacuum to try to clean up the water. It will only waste your time and effort and possibly damage your vacuum.
DON’T turn on electronics, appliances, or ceiling fans until the professionals can determine you and your family’s safety.
DON’T leave colored materials sitting on the floor such as magazines, books, and other inked material that could bleed onto the floors or carpets.
DON’T use your heat to facilitate the drying process as this can encourage mold growth.
When a water disaster strikes your family, home, or business, look to the professionals. Call a water damage and restoration professional to come and evaluate your water damage. A professional will use detection equipment to find moisture and determine the extent of the damage. A professional will determine what items can be salvaged and which will need to be replaced. A professional will also remove excess water, sanitize, and deodorize affected areas along with replacing damaged areas.
Contact us at Rocky Mountain Restoration immediately if a water disaster strikes. We are available 24 hours a day seven days a week to help with your water damage situation.