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Today we’re going to give you the DIY guide to water damage cleanup. Safety first. Do not enter any room or building if you are unsure of its condition. Call a professional. If you can do so safely, shut off the power and water supply. A professional company will be able to give you a fast and accurate assessment to speed up the restoration process, allowing you and your family to get back to normal as quickly as possible.
If you do attempt to deal with the loss yourself, you want to remember the following. Ventilation is the most effective way to dry out a structure interiors. If the outside air is dry, open doors and windows, and use industrial air blowers. Keeping the air moving will significantly reduce the potential for mold. Do not attempt to dry using heat. Heat can promote the growth of mold and other water-borne bacteria. Use of a dehumidifier will extract water from the air in the room.
Consider using a moisture meter to monitor the drying process. When all readings are back to normal, you can begin the reconstruction.
Hidden water or water not dealt with properly will create secondary damage, such as mold or dry rot. This could affect the health of you and your family, and negatively impact the property and its value.
Give Certified Restoration a call for a free consultation. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.