What NOT To Do After Water Damage In Minneapolis
Whether 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.