18 Nov. 2014
|Avoid water damage with these tips|
Tip #1: Avoid Water Near Electric Sources
If you are going to wade through water, shut off the power first. Death or serious injury has occurred from people who walked into electrically charged water. Additionally, turn on all the fans in your home in Mount Juliet to dry up the water and call an emergency plumber. Taking care of the water damage is essential. Mold can form within 48 hours of excess water, so drying everything immediately is crucial. Also, you should exercise caution when walking on wet floors. Never use a regular vacuum cleaner to remove the water. Aside from ruining your vacuum cleaner, you run a strong risk of electrocuting yourself.
Tip #2: Move Sensitive Items to a Safe Area
This includes papers, photos, paintings and art. Even if it is not in the water, the chances of it getting damaged are zero when you move it to a dry location in Lebanon. Also, remove rugs and floor coverings. Wet or moist floor coverings and rugs can support the formation of mold.
Tip #3: Fully Dry the Carpet
If the water damage occurred where carpet has been laid, calling a plumbing becomes an extraordinary investment. They have equipment that the average individual does not to eliminate water. Similar to rugs and floor coverings, the slightest moistness provides a nurturing environment for mold in carpet to run rampant.
Tip #4: Identify the Cause
Before you fix or pay for the damage, repair the problem to ensure that your efforts do not go to waste. Causes of water damage include:
* Bursting or Leaking Pipes
* Issues with the Plumbing System
* Leaky Roof
* HVAC Issues
* Malfunctioning Household Appliances
Once you have determined the reason, hire the appropriate professional in Watertown to eliminate the cause of the flooding.
Furnishings can also nurture mold spores if they have not been dried. Mopping the floors decreases the potential damage. Hardwood flooring is particularly vulnerable to water damage, and if the water damage is extensive enough, you may be required to replace the entire flooring unit.
Tip #6: Consider a Water Flow Monitoring System
Water flow monitoring systems attach to your main water line in Gladeville. When they detect water flow beyond the normal, the monitor automatically shuts off the flow of water. However, you can also purchase leak water alarms that have similarities to carbon monoxide alarms and fire alarms. To get the most of these alarms, place them in the laundry room, basement, bathroom or kitchen. Anywhere that involves a great usage of water.
Tip #7: Clean Your Gutters
Gutters are your first line of defense against water damage. If that system gets breached, the water can lead to foundation damage in Nashville. The ultimate goal of gutters is to lead the water away from the foundation.
The best protective measure against water damage is prevention. However, no method will work 100 percent of the time because issues occur. When these problems do occur, however, you do not have to be a victim to them. The proper planning and execution can reduce the costs of water damage.
SERVPRO of Wilson County Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. SERVPRO of Wilson County proudly serves Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Watertown, Gladeville, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure caused by:
Basement flooding or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent secondary damage and mold. Common causes of water damage are: