If not promptly and correctly dealt with, water damage can cause potential health risks, life and business interruptions, and financial burdens.
Structural and mold damage to the property can escalate by hours, not days or weeks. We will act quickly to dry out your home or business to mitigate these issues and save as much as we can.
Do not enter a room with standing water until the electricity to your home or business has been shut off.
The Drying Process
To determine if your property can be restored or must be replaced, we will evaluate the damage by IICRC industry standards for professional water damage restoration.
We will begin the drying process. Variables like if materials are saturated or damp, impacted square footage, and other factors will help our technicians use a mathematical formula to decide how many air movers are needed and what it will take to dry your property.
Our technicians are trained to determine how much time and what it will take to restore your property from water damage using scientific principles. Depending on what moisture readings show and what materials need to be dried, even with professional drying equipment, our technicians may need 1-5 days to dry drywall and carpet. For hardwood flooring, plaster, concrete, and wood please allow up to 6-10 days to dry.
What to Do
- Before you do anything, be cautious and watch out for “electrical” and “slipping on wet floors” hazards.
Do not enter a room with standing water until the electricity to your home or business has been
- Call for professional help as soon as possible because damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours.
- Follow these practical steps:
- If its warm outside, bring down the temperature inside as much as possible.
- Collect loose items from floors to make the water remediation process faster.
- If curtains are touching the floor, hang the ends on a clothes hanger on the curtain rod.
- Take care of as much of the water as you can with mops and towels.
- Use towels to wipe down furniture and prop up wet cushions for drying.
- Place aluminum foil under furniture legs. Be very careful since wet furniture can be very heavy.
- Take down any photos, paintings, or other wall décor and move them somewhere safe and dry.
- Do not open any books but pack them tightly on your bookshelf to keep pages from warping.
- Allow as much airflow as possible by opening all inside doors, closets, cabinets, and drawers
What NOT to Do
- Don’t enter a room with standing water until the electricity has been shut off.
- Don’t use your television or any household appliances.
- Don’t use a household vacuum to remove water.
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
- Don’t disturb visible mold.