Monday, 25 May 2015

Tips for Speeding Up Flood Restoration

After a flood, it’s only natural for you to want to have your home and other belongings restored as quickly as possible. For the best results, you’ll want to call a flood restoration company as soon as possible since flood damage only gets worse the longer your belongings are exposed to floodwater. Similarly, you can do your part to speed up the flood restoration process by following these quick tips:

Shut Off Electrical Power

Water is one of the best conductors of electricity, and the last thing you want to happen is anyone being electrocuted. If you were given advance warning of a flood, you may want to turn off the electricity before the flood affects your home.

Open Your Windows

The first order of business during flood restoration is to completely dry out your home. This is done to prevent mold from growing. You can help speed up the process by leaving your doors and windows open, even before the restoration service arrives. If you’ve already removed excess water and it is safe to use electricity again, you may want to use a fan to help dry things even faster.

Leave Carpets Out to Dry

Your carpets are a prime spot for the growth of mold and bacteria, both of which you do not want present in your home. Take any carpets that have been exposed to floodwater outside to dry. You will also want to have the carpets deep cleaned as soon as they dry properly.

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