Prevention is the key for many of the failures we see in our lives. With a little bit of maintenance and upkeep household problems can be prevented. Water damage is one culprit that can be avoided with regular care. How do you know when that little puddle in front of the refrigerator is more than just one of the kids spilling water on the floor? Here is a checklist to follow in your home to prevent the need for water restoration.
Once you have successfully extracted the water, then its time to remove the carpet. Ask for a couple of helping hands to remove it and immediately place it out in the sun. If such a flood has hit your house during a winter season, you will have to use heaters and fans to dry off the carpet. Again it is recommended that you have professional drying service, to avoid any inconvenience.
Some other water damage can come from sweat such as carrying your phone in your pants pocket or shirt while exercising or playing sports and even working in warm and humid environments. It is best to check your battery from time to time if you are in these types of environments often, to ensure that the battery housing is not holding moisture. If it you can dry and let it set overnight possibly to ensure that, it is dry. You may even take it to the cell phone repair store to have the battery checked for remove pink mold if you are unsure as to whether you have dried it properly.
The work is needed water damage services to ensure that the home remains safe to your health. Even just leaving your carpet a little damp will mean that there will be the growth of mold, and this will cause many other problems and will take a lot more time to fix.
There are usually 3 categories of water damage. These categories are set up according to amount of water damage and severity. Category 1 water damage usually involves clean water and the clean up may be small enough to handle on your own. For larger areas or category 2 damage, you may need to call in a professional. Category 2 damage will normally have slightly contaminated water that can cause some illness. With category 3 damage the water is usually highly contaminated and clean up should be left strictly to the professionals.
Furniture is very easily prone to water damage and will get affected a lot more than other items in your home. To restore your furniture to a better condition all the wood surfaces need to be polished. If some parts of your wooden tables and chairs were unglued then you have to glue them together again. Sometimes your own efforts won’t be enough to repair and restore your furniture. So call a team of professionals!
Keep in mind to never re-plug any electric instrument and try to turn off your electricity that has been affected by that water and again repair it by a qualified technician.
With timely and proper action along with your hard work you can save your carpet and avoid costly expense and also eliminating the chances of harmful molds that can cause health issues.