West Chester Water Restoration
When owning a home one of your many jobs is making sure it is looking good and functioning properly, but we know the unexpected often happens at the worst time. Flooding is one of those things you do not want to experience. We have all seen the devastation that hurricanes have caused throughout the years and would not wish that on anyone. On the other hand, you do not have to have massive water flooding to have damage. Even small amounts of water left untreated will cause damage. As a West Chester water restoration company we have seen it all and treated it all, so we just want to give you some tips and things to think about.
With Youtube and the internet DIY projects, there are many projects you can easily do yourself and there are some others with a little help and instructions you can tackle as well. On the other hand, there are also some jobs that should be left to the professionals. When you have water damage you need to take immediate action. The longer the water sits around the more damage it can do. Keeping water away from electricity is the first goal. Water and electricity do not mix and cause things like a slip and fall to become a major concern.
Whether the flood is large or small you should not use any household appliances until the flood has been removed. That includes your tv as the risk of electrocution could be high. Wet things tend to be heavy so keep that in mind when picking up anything in the flood zone. The main goal is to get everything dry. The longer it stays wet the more opportunity damage will set in.
While you may have gotten the flood area dry it does not mean you are out of the hot water just yet; no pun intended..lol. Depending on how long the water has been sitting there you could have developed mold. Mold is not something you want to take lightly as it can cause you to have an allergic reaction and develop respiratory issues to name a few. Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air. For those who have not experienced mold, it also has a strong musty odor. If you have smelled it once, you would know that smell again.
These are just a couple things to think about when it comes to how you handle flooding in your house. The objective is to be safe at all times. If you water that is spanning an entire room you should call us to take care of it for you. We handle big and small jobs, but the most important thing is that you are living in a house safely. Here at Shamrock Restoration we take this very seriously and make sure everyone is livable once we are done. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.