A disaster can happen anywhere without you actually knowing and it is after that you need to think straight and make the right decisions to make sure you don’t fall for further damage during the restoration process. You may think of calling the professionals to take over the situation but before you do that here are a few emergency tips you need to know.
With water restoration the first thing you should know is to not let electricity on in the rooms that still have standing water. Turn off the electricity of the entire house to be on the safe side. This is advisable since even one bare wire or a little spark in standing water can cause the whole house to collapse. Thus think before you act.
The first and most important work to do is to remove the remaining problem. In case of water damage it is mostly the standing water or the water remaining in drawers and cupboards. Ventilate the area well for the standing water to dry up. This is very essential. For fire damage remove any material that has a slight hint of soot residue over it since it can be really dangerous.
Water Mold Fire Restoration needs to be done. With areas that are damaged by water the chances of mold growth are really high. For this purpose it is advised to get the house cleaned and inspected for any mold growth. Since once it starts to set the removal becomes really time consuming and difficult. And the cleaning should be started immediately since the appearance and growth of mold in these areas is pretty fast.
Books and Photos:
We all know the importance of these two things. If the water has reached the level where these things are you shouldn’t start removing the books from the shelves they are on. Rather than this you can pack the books tightly so that pages are not warped and wait till a professional can get them better through the drying process. Move the rest of the photos and art objects to a dry area.
There is a very less chance that the food survived the blow but in case you see any food items in your house after the damage remove it almost immediately taking the right precautions while removing it.
Even the clothing articles must be tested and cleaned before usage. If the water didn’t reach them then also cleaning is important since the germs don’t stay contained in one place. For fire damage send the clothes for cleaning if they have any soot residue on them.
This may seem like common sense but it needs to be stated explicitly. Do not, at any cost, touch anything inside the house with your bare hands. No matter if it was touched by fire or water or nothing you shouldn’t be touching it. Wear gloves before any contact.
Ventilation is the most important process for the water to leave your house. You can keep the windows and doors open so that the room is ventilated and the water is dried up. Ventilate the room for the smoke residue from the fire damage too.