While Water Damage Pros is in route to your home, these tips can help minimize your loss.

1-Shut off water source if possible

2-Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting the saturated area

3-Wipe furniture to remove excess water

4-Place aluminum foil between legs and wet carpet

5-Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying

6-Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger and hang on curtain rod

7-Remove wet area rugs

8-Turn on air conditioner if damage occurs in summer

9-Move valuable paintings, art objects and photos to a safe, dry place

10-Open closet doors, furniture drawers and luggage to aid in drying

11-Remove any wet fabrics and dry immediately

12-Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature

Do Not

1-Use your household vacuum to remove the excess water

2-Use electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpets

3-Go into any room where the ceiling is sagging

4-Wait to call for professional help. The longer you wait the more damage will occur

  • FAQ on Water Damage

    How Can You Cleanup Water Damage on Your Own?

    Cleaning up water damage can be a difficult and time-consuming task. However, there are some things that you can do to clean up the damage and prevent further damage from occurring. The first thing that you need to do is to remove any wet items from the area. This includes carpeting, furniture, draperies, and anything else that is wet. Once you have removed these items, you need to dry the area as much as possible. You can use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the water from the area. You can also use fans to help dry the area. Once the area is dry, you need to disinfect it. This can be done by using a bleach solution or a disinfectant. Once the area is dry and disinfected, you need to repair any damage that has been done. This includes any holes in the walls or ceilings. You also need to repair any damaged flooring. If you have any questions about how to cleanup water damage, you should contact a professional. They will be able to give you more information and help you repair the damage.

    How fast does mold grow after a water leak?

    Under the right conditions, mold can grow within 24-48 hours. Factors that contribue to mold growth include the temperature of the area impacted by water damage and the types of materials that are saturated.

    What happens if you leave water damage?

    Leaving water damage untreated will cause it to spread, potentially damaging other areas of your home. Additionally, long-term exposure to water can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause serious health problems.

    What is the best way to dry out water damage?

    The first step is to remove the water source. If the water is coming from a leaky pipe, then you will need to fix the pipe. If the water is coming from a flood, then you will need to wait for the water to recede. Once the water source has been removed, you will need to dry out the area. This can be done with a wet/dry vacuum or by using fans and dehumidifiers. You will also need to remove any wet items from the area, such as carpeting, furniture, or clothing.

    How can you tell if a wall or ceiling has water damage

    You can tell if a wall or ceiling has water damage if it is sagging, discolored, or has water stains. A professional restoration contractor can use a moisture meter or infrared camera to detect wet spots and hidden water damage.