The last thing you want is to come home to a flood of water in your laundry room. Unfortunately, water emergencies do occur, even with precautions in place. If you do find yourself dealing with this type of water damage, there are steps you will want to take quickly to ensure as little destruction as possible.
Be Safe Getting the Water Turned Off
Just like any emergency, it is always important to be safe. If the source of your water leak is evident and safely accessible, shut off the main valve or close the window or door from which water is getting into the property. If you are unable to stop the water, call a professional plumber immediately.
With some water emergencies it will become necessary to turn off the electrical power for safety purposes. Only turn off the power if it is safe to do so. If there are concerns, wait until professionals arrive.
Assess the Situation
Once the water is off, assess the situation. If the water is cleaned up easily with no other apparent damage, then you can clean up, wait for drying, and call the necessary professionals for any needed repairs to broken materials.
Know When & Who to Call
If you have standing water, dampness, or other water damage you will need to make the call to professional services to help with drying, cleaning, sanitizing, and mold prevention. Acting promptly in these situations is vital to avoid further damage.
For water emergencies, there are services available. Providers of this service are often referred to as water mitigation, water remediation, flood clean-up, water abatement, water extraction, or water removal. These terms are all equivalent and refer to professionals who are called in to clean-up and prevent future damage.
Water Restoration Services work to treat or reverse damage caused by unwanted water accumulation and restore a home to livable, pre-damage conditions. It includes the complete process of water cleanup, including water removal, decontamination, drying or disposal of items and structures, and moving items back into place.
Know the Risks
After damage, many of the home’s porous materials will retain water, running the risk of mold growth, warping, or breakage. Mold can begin growing in as little as 24 hours.
Complete water removal, drying, and decontamination are vital to treat, or reverse damage caused by unwanted water accumulation and to restore a home to livable, pre-damage conditions.
Water damage left undetected or ignored can cause big problems like health hazards, structural safety, and high costs for repairs. In short, the effects of water damage can be devastating. Early detection, proper cleaning & drying, and quick action are critical. It is recommended that a professional water restoration company is called. They will have the training, tools, and equipment necessary to work quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money.
If you do find yourself dealing with flooding, having the professional help and support you need during this kind of crisis will be imperative. At Pro Response Restoration we have a wonderful IICRC certified team ready to take your call. Our caring and professional crew will be there every step of the way to answer your questions and get you through the recovery process. We are available 24/7. Call today! 469-858-1811
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