Having A Plan Before Water Damage Strikes

There are not a lot of things that make homeowners universally cringe more than the thought of water damage restoration. And yet, it’s one of the most universally dealt-with issues in homes all over America. There are many causes of water damage, and we at 24 Restore are well aware that no home is immune because all homes are exposed to water (whether as a result of weather, plumbing, or anything else). It follows logically that you ought to have a plan when the almost inevitable happens and you find yourself and your Minneapolis home the victims of water damage. 

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Your first steps when you see that you’ve sustained water damage should be the following: 

  1. Assess the safety of the situation. The first thing you’ll want to do is to rush in and see what you’re dealing with, but be sure to take a few precautions to make sure you’re safe. Don’t enter any buildings with sagging ceilings or other obvious structural issues. In addition, shut off electricity and water supply to affected areas. There are several different types of water that could be the cause of your water damage. If the water comes from a pipe that is supplying drinking water, for example, it will at least be clean. If water comes from a contaminated source (like a sewage pipe or standing ground water from outside) or if you are unsure as to its source, don’t come into personal contact with it and wear protective clothing. If the area has been under-water for more than a day, wear a mask to prevent breathing in mold spores or bacteria. Remember that things may be slippery and take care to avoid one of the most common safety hazards in a flooded area – falling. 
  2. Call a water removal and water damage restoration expert like 24 Restore in Minneapolis. While you may be tempted to see how much of the restoration you can do yourself, it will save you money and hassle in the long-run to hire professionals who can do it right – the first time. Improper care can lead to the growth of mold and bacteria down the road, which may lead to a host of related problems. Experts will arrive promptly on the scene and help you take care of your issue. 
  3. Move stuff. If you have things of objective or sentimental value, take care of them and stow them away in safe, dry places. In addition, move furniture, rugs, and anything that is on your floor that could leave divets, trap water, or cause staining if left where it is. 
  4. Begin removing standing water. Again (and especially if you have large amounts of standing water, removal of which can cause foundational or structural issues in your home), this step is best completed when you have professional help. The important thing is that no water remains after your cleanup process. 

If you’re unsure what to do next, follow these steps, and get help. For the fast response you want, trained experts you need, valuable industry experience, and a great warranty, call 24 Restore today.

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- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

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Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

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The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

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