What NOT To Do After Water Damage In Minneapolis

water damage minneapolis, water damage cleanup minneapolisWhether you found standing water in your home after being out of town for a week or the bathroom faucet broke off in your hand, you have water damage. What you do in the next few hours has a huge impact on the amount and severity of the damage. Call 24Restore in Minneapolis immediately for an organized and professional water damage clean up. In the meantime, don’t make these common homeowner errors. 

  • Don’t leave wooden furniture (or metal feet) on carpeted areas
  • Don’t leave books or other colored items on wet carpet, they can also bleed
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water (you will get shocked AND ruin you machine)
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on lights or ceiling fans if ceiling is wet
  • Do not place any newspaper on the floor
  • Do not enter any room with electrical or structural damage
  • Do not lift up any carpeting that is tacked down
  • Do not try to clean up any sewage water yourself
  • Do not use any electrical appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets

Don’t Automatically Open The Windows

Once you discover moisture, your first instinct may be to open windows to help with the drying process, but it may not be your best move. For example, if your building is mechanically ventilated, the systems need constant pressure levels to work correctly. You also want to avoid excess coolness or heat and humidity, or you may end up complicating the drying process. Every situation depends on the materials that are wet, the indoor moisture and the weather outside.

Don’t Think You’re Done When The Puddles Are Dry

The challenging thing about recovering from water damage from a broken pipe or rainwater incursion is that you can typically only see a small part of the actual damage. The majority of the moisture is often hidden in walls, and it’s critical to identify and dry all the affected areas to prevent mold. It’s not as simple as touching the floor to note that it is dry; you need to check behind the walls, under the floors and in the basement. 

24Restore has the tools and the experience to find these hidden pockets.The methods for dealing with damage to walls depend on the type of materials and also what’s behind those materials. Drywall can often be salvaged, when you respond quickly to damage. For example, the 24Restore team will pull and check your base molding and flooring materials. 

24 Hour Clean-Up In The Minneapolis Area

Our team can evaluate the damage, assess the extent of needed repairs, prepare an accurate estimate and provide cleanup. The technicians will stop moisture causing mold at the source, then remove, cleanup and restore damaged parts of your home or business to like new condition. 

We offer fast response; someone will be in route to your home within one hour. For more than 15 years, 24Restore’s technicians are experienced and skilled in handling all kinds of water problems and water disasters of all sizes.

If your home does suffer from winter water damage, don’t let it sit overnight or wait to hear from your insurance company. Contact us any time. The on-call emergency team is always available to remove the water and start the water damage cleanaup process.. Wind, hail, lightning, flooding, heavy rains, and freezes can destroy your home and damage your belongings; we can quickly help clean-up the mess left behind.

“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- 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.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

- Jean – St. Cloud

The job was exceptionally well done. You were recommended to me by Dennis Carlson, a freind and I would definatley refer 24restore to friends and family.

- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

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.

- Pam – Arden Hills

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

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis
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