There are many forms of water damage that can affect the home, including burst pipes, flooding or storm damage. The resulting damage can be catastrophic and distressing to handle. Water damage can present many other unforeseen challenges such as dealing with mold and mildew and electrical hazards. Therefore, it is best to begin your residential water restoration as quickly as possible, typically within the first 24-48 hours. Since water damage can be all encompassing, it is highly suggested to use professionals to handle the restoration.
Water Damage Restoration In Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Water damage is incredibly stressful when it affects your home or business. Burst pipes, flood damage or storm damage can wreak havoc on your property and its contents. Each situation is unique but will probably require both water mitigation and water restoration for optimal results. Water remediation is the process of preventing further damage to the property to minimize loss, whereas water restoration is focused on reconstruction. The risk of mold, bacteria and rot that typically accompanies water damage can put your family and employee’s health at risk, which is why it is advised to begin your residential or commercial water damage restoration as quickly as possible, typically within the first 24-48 hours. Kill Mold’s highly trained team of experts will guide you through the water damage restoration process so that you can get back to what’s important.
What To Do When You Have Water Damage In Your Home
Dealing with water damage at home is one of the most stressful and unsettling situations that there can be. Within minutes, a wide range of destruction can wreak disastrous effects on your property and its contents. It can be difficult to think and act proactively amidst so much unforeseen chaos. However, whether a pipe has broken or a natural storm has inflicted damage to your home, there are some ways to mitigate deterioration while waiting on the professionals to arrive. It is most imperative though that every precaution should be taken to remain safe. Water damage can be such a comprehensive and dangerous situation to navigate and safety always needs to be front of mind.
Turn Off Electricity
The combination of water and electricity can be deadly. If you are able to cut off your electrical source before water reaches it, this is most ideal. Protective clothing or gear, like high rubber boots and gloves, should be worn if possible and using a non-conductive piece of material, like a long piece of wood, to switch things off is also suggested. If it is not possible to reach the source without wading through flood waters, it is best to wait for a professional to do this for you.
Remove Water And Dry Out
If the water source has subsided and there is a relatively small amount of water, you may try to remove as much of the excess from the area as possible; wet vacuums work best. Time is of the essence when it comes to water damage and can make a big difference in the breadth of your restoration.
Unfortunately, with water damage comes the high potential for mold and bacteria growth. In as little as 24 hours, mold can begin to develop. Once the excess water has been removed, thorough drying becomes critical. Ventilation and fans are incredibly helpful in this process as well as a humidifier.
Sort And Sanitize
If you have not already done so, move unaffected belongings or valuables to higher or protected ground as water can damage most anything pretty quickly. You may also be able to begin to sort through items that are not able to be salvaged. It is helpful to keep in mind when sorting that even though some items may not look visibly retainable, great results can be achieved through content restoration.
Once you’ve got a good starting idea of your inventory, it is important to sanitize remaining salvageable items. Anything that has come into contact with flood waters will need to be completely dried and cleaned to reduce the risk of mold and mildew.
Kill Mold has been your trusted leader for Mold, Fire, Water Damage Restoration for over 10 years. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any emergency no matter how small or large. Our technicians have the training and resources needed to provide peace of mind in your time of need. We’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency. We provide beyond green cleaning technologies and services that are 100% natural, powerfully effective, and safe for the planet, people, and pets. Our services include mold removal, mold remediation, and more. Our products are safe and completely organic so there are no harmful chemicals used in any of our mold remediation and removal services.