At some point it is likely you are going to have to deal with water damage if you own a property. Nearly 40% of homeowners have water damage and mold in their home. Water damage is also the most frequent state filed against their homeowner's insurance. So when you do find water damage in your home, do you really know what to do next?
Here are some do-it-yourself tips on what to do when you have water damage and mold at home before a water damage restoration company responds or if the damage is small enough to clean up by yourself (DIY).
DIY Water Damage Suggestions
Locate The Source Regarding Water – The first thing you need to do is find out where the water is arriving from. Sometimes this can be tricky depending on where the water destruction is. For example, drinking water damage ceilings change to identify exactly where the water is coming from, and if it's a roof structure issue or not. If you can't identify where the water source will be upon us soon from, you need to call a professional.
Closed Off Water Source & Electricity – Once you find the source of the water, when it is not an outside source in fact arriving from your home (i. e. pipe) you should shut off the drinking water source to help reduce additional damage caused by the water. If there are any electronics in the room or in the afflicted area, the electricity should be switched off or the electronics removed from the room.
Move Contents Away From Affected Region – Any personal items, furniture, and other items at home being placed in the drinking water and the afflicted area should be moved. Most of the time you have heavy furniture that can't be moved, in this instance, a water damage restoration service would put the furniture on prevents to keep the contents off the ground and out of the water.
If you possibly can accomplish this yourself, great, or else you may need to call a professional. Furthermore in many cases, you have cabinets and vanity's that can not be moved. An individual will need the help of a professional as well here to determine if the water is right behind these items.