Water damage is devastating, whatever the cause and extent of it. Professionals, such as the West Coast Fire & Water team in Santa Rosa, are capable of doing an incredible job that will make it seem as though there never was any damage. However, you will also need to handle the situation correctly before the team arrives. Here are some steps you can take to mitigate the immediate damage and prepare the property for the emergency home restoration team’s arrival.
Switch off the Power
While water damage may not immediately threaten the structural integrity of your home, one immediate threat it poses is that of electrocution and severe damage to your electrical system. Turn off the power before entering any water-logged area.
Turn off the Water Source
Unless there has been a flood, the source of the damage will be in your own water supply. It’s best to switch off the water supply at the source to stop any more water from flowing into your home.
Air out the Damaged Area
Airing out the waterlogged area can help reduce moisture and prevent mold from growing.
Clean out Standing Water
Where it is safe to do so, use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner, towels, buckets, whatever it takes, to remove the standing water from affected areas. This can stop the water from penetrating too deeply into the various surfaces, such as wooden floors, carpets or the furniture.
Do what you can and call the professionals! West Coast Fire & Water specializes in quality home restoration in the Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin counties. We are on standby to provide water damage mitigation services and make your home look as good as new. We offer 24-hour emergency services in Santa Rosa. So, if you are in need of home restoration in the event of water damage, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.