When you walk into your home or business and see flooding and signs of water damage, the first instinct is to begin cleaning. As Denver’s restoration expert, Pure Restore knows there are certain things you should or shouldn’t do.
Here is a list of the top things you should consider when you are facing water damage.
Do remove as much water as possible using mops, towels, rags. Be mindful with electronics and consider shutting off power in certain situations.
Do wipe down wooden furniture and move to a safe, secure area for further drying.
Do remove items easily movable. Area rugs, furniture, books, artwork, and other personal items should be moved out of harm’s way, and given a chance to dry out before assessment on damage.
Don’t remove excess water with ordinary household vacuum cleaners. Make sure you’re using a shop vac especially made for water removal.
Don’t lift installed carpet without professional help. A professional will know the correct way to lift and dry carpet, prevent shrinkage, and give it a better chance for saving it.
Don’t delay your water damage cleanup. Even in the dry climate of Denver, mold and other microorganisms can quickly spread, further deteriorating the surrounding area. Call in a professional to help assess the damage, help with cleanup, and provide you with the expertise you need to bring your life back to normal.