Water damage is a serious thing and occurs for various reasons like broken pipes, plumbing leaks, leaking roof, floods, hurricane etc.
The recent article in Bobvila.com reveals how to fix the emergency water leakage problems at home.
Water accumulated in unnecessary places can cause damages. Not only it spoiled valuable possessions but also your home. If you can immediate steps, then you can reduce the damages and there are chances to save some belongings. The success of the restoration process depends on how long the water stagnated, and there might be chances of saving the furniture items, textiles but there is no chance to protect the electronic goods hit by water.
Apart from contacting your insurance firm, you must follow the tips given in this article to handle your flooded basement and reduce the water damage.
First, you want to disconnect power and the electronic items. You must take away the furniture, electronics and other movable items from the place. The faster you move the items, the more you can save their life.
Then you want to remove the water. You can use old towels, mops and soak up maximum water and remove them completely. Removing the water completely from the affected place is the important step to avoid mold growth. Then using a dehumidifier, you want to dry the areas. If there is no rain, they let the windows remain open so that the air circulation makes the place dry quickly.
The entire area must be dried thoroughly including wall, wooden beams, floors and other surfaces. Then you want to use disinfectant to prevent spreading diseases. Apply special agents to the affected area to avoid mold formation.
It is essential to remove the damaged items immediately. You can either move it to recycle centers or visit your local waste management website to recycle your damaged goods