Belfor dallas 4-10-12-coping and recovering from water damage_rachelDocument Transcript
Coping and Recovering From Water DamageAs you are living in Dallas you have to understand how to deal with water damage, should itoccur in your home. Plan out the cleanup process as early as you can to ensure that you aregoing to be able to minimize all of the damage that can occur if it does not get cleaned up.Cleaning Up Standing WaterFirst, you should make a plan to ensure that you are getting the water out of your home as soonas possible. There are many people that do not understand how they are going to get water upoff of the carpet when they find that water has flooded their home and there is standing water. When you are learning to get water up and out of the carpet in your home, you have to make sure that you are mopping and blotting up the water. Use a large bath towel that is not colored so you are going to be able to soak up the water quickly to minimize the time the water is on the carpet. If you use a dark colored towel or even a towel that bleeds, you may stain your carpet. To ensure thatyou are not going to find your floor spotted with different colors you will need to test a smallpart of the carpet with the towels to soak up all of the water without damaging your carpet.When you are working on soaking up all of the water, you will then want to be sure that you arethen going to wipe off your furniture. All of the furniture that has been in contact with the waterneeds to be wiped off and put out somewhere to ensure that it is going to dry properly.As you put the water out somewhere safe, you will want to ensure that the air is going to becirculating through this area. Putting the furniture in open air will help it dry out and ensure thatthe furniture is able to dry all of the way through and maintain its value and shape.Make Cleanup A PrioritySecond, when water damage occurs you have to understand that you are going to need to makeyour cleanup a priority. Make sure that you realize that the longer the water sits in your homethe more damage you are going to have to deal with and there will be more permanent damage.As you are dealing with the permanent damage, you want to understand how you are going toclean it up as soon as you can. When you are cleaning the water ensure that you are going to dothis quickly, even if it is inconvenient, so you do not have to deal with it in the future.
Water and Electricity DO NOT MIXThird, as you are cleaning you want to understand that you are going to need to ensure yoursafety. Being safe about the process of cleaning is a great way to make sure that you are going tobe healthy as you are cleaning and everyone that is cleaning with you will also be healthy. If any type of electrical current hits the water, you have to understand that you may be shocked. Keeping the electricity away from the water will ensure that you are going to be safe throughout the entire time that you are going to be cleaning up the water that occurs. Make sure that you turn off all of the electricity and you stop the water source as soon as you can. After you have stopped the electrical currents from running through the water you will want to find the source of the water and stop itimmediately.Water damage in Dallas can be difficult to work with because of the humidity levels. When youare dealing with water damage you want to understand that you may need to work with adehumidifier to keep as much moisture out of the air as possible.Understanding the way that a dehumidifier works is a great way to clean up water damage. Learnthe process to ensure that you are going to be able to clean up thoroughly and properly.