Steps on What To Do After Water Damage Happens to Your Home
Flooding in your home can be shocking, devastating and damaging. Anything from natural weather including heavy rains or hurricanes to burst pipes and appliance malfunctions can easily land you in a confused and overwhelming position.
Follow these steps to take immediately after water damage in your home:
Be Safe First
Take care of people first, belongings can be replaced, people cannot! First things first, make sure everyone in the home is safe. Beware of electrical and slip and fall hazards. Stay out of any rooms that show signs of ceiling sagging which may collapse. Water damage will lead to mold growth within hours you will want to find another place to stay as it can cause health effects after prolonged exposure.
Call SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco and The Sebago Lakes Region
We recommend gathering any colored and loose items, like rugs from floors, smaller furniture pieces as they can leave behind a stain should they meet water. Do not use a household vacuum to remove any water, if you do try to clean up any excess water use a mop. But, don’t worry once we arrive, we will take over and provide professional assistance for the damage. We have expertise and a trained team to help and complete the job returning your home back to normal. Once SERVPRO starts this is what we will do:
We have powerful equipment like pumps and vacuums that will remove up to hundreds of thousands of gallons of water! We will use these to minimize further damage to your property. For trapped water in smaller, hard to reach places, we will use air movers and humidifiers.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Water damage unfortunately can destroy expensive and keepsake items. It can also leave a musty smell in your home. But don’t worry, our specialized cleaning techniques, air scrubbers and fogging equipment can restore and sanitize belongings and remove any unpleasant orders!
Restoring property to pre-water damage condition can require reconstruction sometimes. Depending on the damage, this can range from replacing drywall panels to rebuilding rooms of the property. We will ensure we do as much as well in restoring anything that was damage.
Remember, you can contact us at any time, any hour of the day – we are here for you 24/7!