Proper Water Damage Management

Water damaged room
Water damaged room

Water damage is not a good thing at all for the home. The water can spread all over the floor and damage many of the valuable items in the home. Water can soak into mattresses and other foamy materials and such mattresses can be rendered useless from then on.  You must be very careful how you handle water damage in the home. Make sure the problem is sorted out on time before things get out of hands. Make sure the source of the water damage is located and dealt with to prevent the water from causing further damage in the home. There are some very important things you must consider when handling water damage and some of these very important things will be made known below:

Save your properties

As hinted earlier, the very first step you must take when curtailing water damage is to locate the source and stop it. Afterwards, make all efforts possible to save some of your properties to ensure they do not get soaked and damaged by the water. The fist area to start is the flooded area. Make sure that all the items in those areas are first removed to ensure the water does not have access to them for any reason. Your jewelries, money, heirlooms and such things must be removed first and kept in very safe places. You can take your time to clean the items one after the other after you have successfully curtailed the source of the water damage.

Remove the pool of water

Do not allow the water to stay on the floor for too long. Once you have stopped its source of flow, the next thing to do is to remove the gathered water. The water spoils things further the longer it stays gathered. The pool of water must be pumped out as soon as you can find the time, but this should be done on emergency basis. Is the source of the water damage a natural flood? This means natural water level in that clime is possibly higher than normal.  Do not stop pumping out the water until it has gone below the level of your home. Never forget to remove the dirt and debris in the home along with the water.

How to get to work

Needless to say, you must put on protective gears when carrying out the water damage cleaning. Your rubber boots, respirator, mask and gloves must be intact all through to ensure the water does not have direct contact with your body. The water pool is almost always contaminated and your kids must not be allowed too close to it, the pump you are using in removing the water must be placed at the lowest possible spot on the flooded floor. A nylon rope can be used in lowering the pump in the event the water is rather deep.  Are you dealing with just minor water pool? A wet-dry vacuum can equally be used to remove the water. In most instances, water capacity of the vacuum cleaner is about 18.9 liters and this calls for frequent emptying when mopping up the water.

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