Water Damage? What You Should Do Now

water damage cleanupWater damage can happen to anyone and most homes in Minneapolis have multiple potential sources of water damage including a leaking or burst pipe, leaking appliance or water heater, or local flooding. The truth is no one is safe from water damage. Knowing what to do for water damage cleanup can save a homeowner a lot of headaches and a lot of money.

Call a Water Damage Cleanup Professional

While homeowners can do several things to help mitigate their water damage losses, calling a water damage cleanup professional in Minneapolis can be one of the best decisions they make. A water damage cleanup professional will be able to get to work quickly, identify all the areas in which the water has travelled to, and can immediately begin extracting water, reducing your losses and reversing your damages.

When dealing with broken pipes or flooding, the potential for hidden water damage is great. A water damage professional in Minneapolis can use a number of tools including moisture meters and thermal imaging technology to find areas of water damage and make sure those areas are dried promptly and correctly.

Identify and Address Potential Risks

With water damage there is always the risk of electrical shock. Always be sure to turn off electricity to the affected area, and don’t turn it back on until a professional has ensured it is safe to do so. Unplug appliances or electronics in the affected area, and do not use a standard household vacuum on wet surfaces.

If the water damage is a result of flooding, there are other risks homeowners should be aware of during cleanup. Floodwaters can bring or allow rodents, snakes, and other pests to enter your home. The water may also be contaminated with various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and pathogens that can cause serious illness or infection. Always wear protective equipment and clothing to protect yourself and your health.

When to Hire a Water Damage Cleanup Professional

In most cases where the water damage has affected an area that is larger than 100 square feet a professional water damage cleanup company can help mitigate the damage and reduce the possibility of mold growth. If the water damage covers a large area or there is still several inches of water present in the home, hiring a water damage professional is necessary to ensure prompt, thorough water removal and drying.

24Restore provides emergency, 24/7 response for water damage emergencies in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to handle your water damage cleanup.



“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

Working with the employees at 24restore has been an easy process. They aimed to please.

Kudos to Shelli Abraham especially, she worked with the mortgage company and insurance company so I didn’t have to, I’m a caregiver for my husband with Dementia, she took the pressure off having to deal with them, thanks Shelli.

- Sharon and Ray Kelly – Maple Grove MN
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