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  1. 1. ==== ====Masters Remediation Services - 604 838-8808 ====As a homeowner, you should always be concerned about how to clean up water damage, even if ithas not yet happened to you. In truth, this is every homeowners worst nightmare scenario, and itmakes no difference whether the damage is caused by a faucet that was not turned off, a burstpipe, a bad rainstorm, or a flash flood. The fact is that water can cause massive amounts ofdamage in a very short time, and you should know what to do if you should ever have to gothrough a cleanup.It is quite evident that the first thing you need to do is to find the source of the water and beginfrom there. If your bathtub or toilet overflowed, or if rain got into your basement or crawlspaces,that is very easy to see. On the other hand, if water is seeping through cracks in the ceiling, or if itis staining your walls, it may be very difficult to get to the source.If you have a leaky roof, then you need to fix your roof immediately so that you can stop anyfurther damage. If you have a leaky pipe or a burst pipe, you need to shut off your water supplyuntil you find the damaged pipe.Before getting started on your cleanup, you need to determine just how badly things are damagedin your home. You may have a limited amount of damage to your drywall, floors, ceilings, and soon, or you might even have damage to the homes structural integrity, including the foundation. Itdepends on how long you have had the leak, and on how long the water has had to causedamage to your home.This article will proceed on the assumption that you have the time and equipment to handle thecleanup on your own, so the very first thing that you need to do is to get fresh air moving throughthe area that is water damaged. You need to open your windows, your doors, turn on your fans,bring in box fans, etc. What you are trying to accomplish is to completely dry out the area, and thiswill help to reduce bad smells later on.The next thing you are going to need is a dehumidifier, and you need to get it going as quickly asyou can. The dehumidifier will take that moisture out of the air, which will really help in your waterdamage cleanup and perhaps even ameliorate the effects of the water damage.When you have plenty of air going and the dehumidifiers running, you need to pick up books,magazines, photographs, cardboard, and any other paper products. You need to throw them awayif they are not valuable and if they are heavily damaged.You should be able to make copies of most of your paperwork, but then make sure you throw thedamaged paper away. If you have valuables that have been damaged considerably, put them in afrost-free freezer, and find a water damage restoration professional as quickly as possible to see
  2. 2. whether they can be restored and saved.The next step in the process would be to get hold of a wet and dry vacuum and clean up all thewater that you can. You will find that the vacuum will be especially helpful with carpeting,upholstered furniture, wooden and tiled floors. You have to continue using the vacuum until youhave cleaned up the bulk of the water and to prevent any further water damage to your home.You need to be especially careful with wooden surfaces that were water damaged, so get the fansand dehumidifiers going around your wooden surfaces as quickly as possible so they can dry out.While you have the machinery going, you may want to try using fresh, clean water and milddetergent to clean treated wood. However, you should know that if the wood was not effectivelytreated, you will end up with permanent damage unless you work very quickly and effectively.You can also clean other surfaces with mild detergent and fresh, clean water, and you may evenwant to scrub them with a small brush if needed. You may want to repeat the process if there areareas that were badly water damaged or if they were greatly affected by your water emergency.Drywall and ceiling damage will probably occur as a result of your water emergency, so you aregoing to have to carefully inspect your walls and ceilings to try to spot the damage. In general,drywalls and ceilings can probably be dried out as long as they have not swelled or buckled andthe seams are still intact. Swelling, buckling and seam separation are signs of greater damage,and that means that you will have to replace the entire damaged area. Even if you manage to drythings out thoroughly, you will probably have to prime and paint the places that water affected themost.You need to continue ventilating and dehumidifying, and this may take some time until everythingis completely dried out. If you want to avoid giving mold and mildew a chance to get a foothold inyour home, make sure everything is completely dry.In the end, you have to consider the time that it is going to take for you to go through the entirewater damage cleanup process, as well as the cost of buying or renting the necessary machinery.You will also have to decide what needs to be thrown out, and what needs to be saved, and youmay end up throwing things out that could have been saved, and that will add to your cost.When you have taken all of these things into consideration, it may be more cost effective for you tocall the professionals at Orange Restoration to handle the water damage cleanup. It may just bethat will end up saving money by calling the best water damage restoration professionals in theSan Diego area.When you have taken all of these things into consideration, it may be more cost effective for you tocall the professionals at Orange Restoration for your water damage cleanup. It may just be thatwill end up saving money by calling the best water damage restoration professionals in the SanDiego area.
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