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Hazards of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Hazards of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them

Being exposed to water damage that was not properly taken care of can be a hazard. Water in a home or water in a business can permanently damage the structure if left for too long. Here's some info about these hazards and what you should do if you have flood damage that will require a lot of water cleanup.

Your home's humid environment on the inside encourages mold and dust termites to grow. If additional moisture from water damage is not drying correctly, this could worsen the situation.

Mitigation Measures

Mitigation begins with a water damage restoration that includes any necessary water cleanup and a thorough drying process. Flood damage will be more severe water damage that requires more work to remove the water in your home. Water in a business can affect employees and customers health if you don't do a proper job of water cleanup.

Move Your Stuff

You are going to certainly need to clear out the area that is affected as best you can to prepare it for cleaning. Furniture can be taken outside to get some and enjoy the air movement. Place any books or sensitive documents in freezer wrap and put them in the freezer. The furniture will likely be holding water which will make it hefty. Don't hurt yourself trying to pick one up.

Flood Water Damage Restoration Tips

Flood damage will likely require the use of a pump to remove and standing water. Once the pump has removed all the water it can, a wet/dry shop vac can be used to continue removing more moisture. Open the windows for drying with natural air movement in less humid areas. If you are in a more humid area, turning on an air conditioner will help reduce the humidity inside.

Air Movement Against Water Damage

Once you have removed all the water in your home that you can, use a dehumidifier to take moisture out of the air and fans to keep the air movement going. Drying by directing the air movement where it is most needed is the best way to avoid issues associated with flood damage. After a thorough drying, a cleaning that includes a proper sanitization is that last thing you'll need to do. Mitigation of the problem is easy if you know how to best stop the problem before it starts.

Water damage that leaves excess water in the home requires some water damage restoration techniques for a successful water cleanup. Follow these tips to help you in the mitigation of the hazards associated with water in a business or a home by doing your water damage restoration correctly. Visit http://www.SERVPROhydeparkcentralaustin.com for more information on water loss.

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