Flood Damage Repair Tips

When a home is flooded it is a traumatic experience.  Questions like how do I get all of this water out of my house?, how do I get my house back to normal?, how quickly will mold grow?, how am I going to pay for this?, how much is this going to cost to repair and how quickly can it be done?, who do I call to take care of this?, is it safe to be in my house for me and my family?  We have the answers to all these questions regarding flood damage and many more.  Reaching us will ensure that you are taken care of with sympathy and professionalism……quickly.  We are an emergency response company and are available 24/7. Call us today! 619.597.2003

Here are a few tips that you can do to help minimize flood damage to your property:

1.  TURN THE WATER OFF – sometimes it can be turned off at a valve at the source, other times it needs to be turned off at the street or outside of the house.  Look for a valve turn off near the street or where it looks like the main water supply line comes into the house.  If that doesn’t work you can try turning off the valves at the water heater because most houses have the main lines go there first before supplying the house.

2.  CALL DRY EXPRESS RESTORATION – our number is Call us today! 619.597.2003.  Our technicians are trained in remediation and construction and the proper procedures to minimize damage to your property.  We are available 24/7 for emergency services.

3.  TURN THE ELECTRICITY OFF TO THE ROOM(S) – this ensures that electrical fires do not occur.

4.  PLACE PLASTIC OR ALUMINUM FOIL UNDER LEGS OF CHAIRS, TABLES AND SOFAS – this will ensure that they do not bleed into carpet and prevent them from loosing the stain on the bottoms of them.

5.  REMOVE AS MUCH EXCESS WATER AS YOU CAN – use a broom and / or towels to soak up as much standing water as possible.

6.  PLACE WET CLOTHING AND PAPERS IN THE SUN – this will expedite drying and minimize damage.

7.  DO NOT ENTER A ROOM WITH CONTAMINATED WATER – usually this means sewage (i.e. toilet backup).  Sewage has many types of bacteria and viruses.

8.  NOTIFY NEIGHBORS WITH ADJOINING WALLS – water may have moved into their unit.  Have them Call us today! 619.597.2003 or ask them to speak with us when we arrive on-site to evaluate.

Many times a small water loss like a broken dishwasher supply line or a leak under a sink may appear to be a small issue.  Sometimes this minor flood damage is the case.  Other times we have seen that water migrates to places that are not seen.  For example, water will seek the path of least resistance.  It will travel under cabinets, into carpet, up drywall through capillary action, under walls, under vinyl and tile flooring, behind bathtubs and shower stalls, and wick up into cabinets.  We have the proper moisture meters that will show you exactly where the water is and explain options to dry them out properly so that mold does not grow.

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