Cleaning Water Damage
Water damage repair can be a daunting task. Water damage costs homeowners millions of dollars every year, much of which could be prevented with proper cleaning techniques and catching the problem quickly. Make sure to take care of water damaged as soon as you spot it to avoid further damage and the growth of harmful bacteria and mold in your home.
Remove The Source
Make sure to fix or remove the source of the water. Fix that leaky pipe, patch that leaky roof, or install that ventilation fan above your shower. Finding and eliminating the source of water is the essential first step in preventing further damage to your home.
Thoroughly Clean The Area
Use anti-fungal and anti-bacterial cleaners on the affected areas. Make sure to clean the area thoroughly. Make sure to follow the instructions on the package very carefully to prevent further damage to your home and to protect your family members and pets from potential effects of improperly used chemicals. If you are adverse to using chemicals in your home, steam cleaners can also help to kill the growing bacteria and mold in water damaged areas. Steam cleaners are available for rent in some grocery and convenience stores all over the country.
Remove ALL the water
Make sure to remove all of the water from the area. Soak up all the water using towels or other dry cloths. Contain the affected area as much as possible. Don’t be afraid to call in a professional. If the water damage is expansive and overwhelming, make sure to call in some help as quickly as possible. Removing the water quickly and adequately will keep the water from further damaging your room. There are several kinds of companies you can call: water damage restoration services, contractors, and even mold control specialists. Although these companies can cost a pretty penny, the coat may be wholly or partially covered by your homeowner’s insurance. They may also be able to help prevent even more costly repairs down the road.